Neither of us has ever built a house, and we aren’t designers (at least not the home kind), so I was feeling pretty pleased that as the choices we’d made from tiny samples and swatches became reality in our house, we were loving every selection – from the granite to the wall color to the cabinets to the flooring. Go us.
As the title says…I suppose we were due a mis-step. And as a friend already pointed out, if you’re going to make a mistake in a finish, paint is the easiest one to fix. Still…if you want a good chuckle, read on…
As I mentioned earlier, we were excited to do a punchy light spring green door in contrast with our grey siding and white trim. We pinned this photo as our inspiration:
Fun, fresh and bright….but certainly not the alien life-form green I saw when I pulled around the corner today and slapped my hand over my mouth to muffle a scream….
It took everything in me not to stake a sign in the yard for the neighbors that said, “Worry not, this color is NOT staying!”
Do you see how it is actually GLOWING so much that it reflects off the roof of the patio?! And don’t get ask me why they painted the trim around the door green as well – to add insult to injury, sheesh. To be fair, it looks about a thousand percent better when it’s not in direct sunlight, but needless to say – this can NOT stay.
We were all over the place with front door colors we liked, and I suppose this will be a fun last minute surprise to show you all which way we end up going…but rest assured, it will not be martian/Xbox/flourescent lime green!!