Front Door Dilemma: What the Heck Goes with Periwinkle & Mint Green?

Front Door Dilemma: What the Heck Goes with Periwinkle & Mint Green?

Tess Wilson
Jul 5, 2016

Q: I'm really hoping the Apartment Therapy forum will help me out on this one. My husband and I bought our first house in October, and now that the weather is nice we have turned our sights to the exterior. Landscaping aside, we want to achieve a brand new look on the cheap by repainting the upper purple scalloped siding [see listing photo below]. Right now the house looks pretty goofy, particularly with the newly minted door which we did and want to keep, so we are in search of a color to unify the look...

We hope that by repainting the purple bits (the side lights will be repainted to their original white) we can make our house look more chic curbside; the problem now is what color to paint it? My husband feels grey would make the house look too gloomy, so we've also thought further outside the box: maybe yellow, a dark blue... but as new homeowners we really don't want to make a bad decision right out the gate and end up with a look we only sort-of like. Any recommendations for a color, or a direction for that matter, would be greatly *greatly* appreciated! -Sent by Darcy

Editor: "Newly minted"—good one, Darcy. When I used to walk around San Francisco, I would frequently play Fantasy House Painter, imagining how I would adjust—or overhaul—the colors of all the fabulously painted houses. Now, readers, it is time for you to play FHP and help Darcy out! What would you do?

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