Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Spruce Up: Color Conundrum

At the end of my post yesterday, I mentioned that I was having a more difficult time choosing colors for a few of the items I had left to work on for the exterior. Today, I thought I'd walk you through my dilemma and the thought process to how I decided on colors. This whole sprucing up the exterior front really came about when I found this outdoor rug at Target. I just fell in love with the colors and decided I needed to have this rug and I finally needed to make some decisions and changes to the front to give it more curb appeal.
I'm tired of being so safe and neutral in my home decor and want to push myself  to incorporate more of the colors I love. The ones that make me happy. This rug is going to be the start of helping me do that. So, back to choosing colors. I needed to decide on what colors to paint my porch furniture and a planter that would be on the opposite side of the door.
Originally, my husband voted for all three pieces to be black, which I hadn't considered, but liked the idea so off to the store I went to buy black paint even though my head was telling me I wasn't 100% sold on this choice. Sometimes you make decisions just to get them done. Before I started painting, I thought it would be wise to place all the items on the front porch as is and try and visualize how they might look in all black. I even draped the fabric that will become the new chair cushions over the back of the chair and put out the plants that will go in the planter. Neither one of us were crazy about the all-black idea anymore. We both thought it would clash with the almost black door instead of being complementary. For me, it was also just too safe and matchy-matchy. I had to go back to my original reason for doing this project, which was to add more of the colors I love and to push myself to be a little more bold. Two trips to the store later, I came home with these colors from which to choose.
One might think having all these colors to choose from would be more confusing, but it actually made it easier for me to eliminate colors that I didn't feel would work and take a chance with the ones that I thought would work. In the end, these are the colors I chose. You'll have to stay tuned for how I'm incorporating them.


More to come soon.


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  5. This rug is going to be the start of helping me do that. So, back to choosing colors. I needed to decide on what colors to paint my porch furniture and a planter that would be on the opposite side of the door. So nice.

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  8. This is so lovely! I love the colors. I will make it for my house.

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  9. What a lovely doormat - it definitely brightened up your door step! I think the vibrant colors complemented the majority neutral shades you have at home.

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  11. Hi Stacy,
    Did you come up with that color scheme on your own or have you used a color palette website? In any case, it looks fantastic and kudos to you for stepping out or your comfort zone!

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