So then what? I wanted to be historically accurate and paint it in Victorian colors. I was all set to paint it Georgian Green. But I finally talked to a Benjamin Moore in-house color consultant who said my house looked like a farmhouse, not a classic Victorian. Typical farmhouse colors are white, red and yellow. I just can't do white anywhere and red is not a favorite (too bold), so I went with yellow. I've always loved yellow houses. My paternal grandparents' house was yellow. So I chose Weston Flax, a pale, soft buttery yellow. It's perfect for the cottagey style I love. I can never get over what a difference paint can make!
|The big behemoth, the back of my house.|
I still love the color blue but next time I will stick to the Benjamin Moore Historical Colors palette and go with Buxton Blue, or Copley Gray, or Sandy Hook Gray, or . . . So many colors, so little time!
P.S. That is a bear of an area to paint. There are two stone walls off the back right corner. Just another reason why I put off re-painting for four years.