Painting my house in the colors of summer
Before: Peach Palette for the Peach Palace; Boz remains neutral.
My house has enjoyed a bit of local notoriety as the Peach Palace, a generous and friendly moniker befitting her pale ripe paint job and historic presence. But decades of moody Pacific Northwest winds, rains, and bouts of sun have faded a confident color into the paint chip of a well-mannered wallflower. While I have embraced each fading as a mark of time well-spent and genuinely-loved in this fine home, I also knew that it was time to change her dated party dress.
After (and current state): Summer colors trim the back entry, and Boz still remains neutral.
When my friend (and painter extraordinaire) Jon, asked me how I came up with the color combo, I rattled off, “I have no idea; it just came to me.” A day later Mother Nature slipped me a few hints and graciously let me recant my initial pronouncement. As you can see in the following photos I had nothing to do with it. The hues of late summer demand one’s attention, and are all too eager to share the stage year round. And so on my home, they will, celebrating the beauty of living in full flush and cheer.
Nasturtiums: carnival of color all summer long.
Late peaches: sweetness cloaked in swatches of September.
Unapologetic showstoppers: Zinnias are the Ethel Merman’s of the garden.
Tomatoes: red and orange eye candy, delicious on all levels
Dinner-plate dahlia: spin art on a stem.
In a climate graced with an abundance of gradations of gray, I welcome the one-two punch of sun-drenched color. Now my house is smiling no matter what the weather.
Boz gives final approval to the color samples, though he is quick to point out that the colors won’t work on the stoop.
Tom and Jon, steadiest brushes in the west…masking tape, masking tape? We don’t need no stinkin’ masking tape. Ah, indeed, painting my house in the hues of summer!
Tom, absolutely LOVE your color palette. Such a perfect choice.
Cool or I guess I should say “warm”….love the colors…….love your Boz and Gracie too!
Your house looks beautiful! I really enjoyed reading your blog and I like these beautiful pictures. Cheers Tom! 🙂
Wow I really loved the combination of paints! This is really “summer” and it is very cool in the eyes. This is a great job and thanks for sharing great information too.
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hey tom ! your house is look beautiful and its exterior painting is good as well. i really like the pictures you have posted , you have do a great job of exterior painting.
Love your colors, Tom ! They are also reminiscent of Tibetan monastery colors …
Wow Brooks, I had no idea, so I did a little googling. The art and culture of Tibet is stunning and and other worldly. Not a surprise I guess when they sit on the doorstep of the world’s tallest mountain.
The house looks really nice. I painted my garage red, but never considered using some yellow as we’ll. superb mix of colors.
Very happy colours! I agree with brooks, reminds me of a tibetan monastery
I love the colours! very happy, i agree with brooks, reminds me of a tibetan monastery
Really it looks very beautiful with color combo. This will protect your house decoration from any type of weather.
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