We have 3 DAYS to decide the exterior color! HELP! AHHH. Today, I am sharing my visions, and some inspiration, for this exterior. Opinions are certainly welcome, as I am quite undecided (and Ty and I are in full disagreement!)
The exterior of this home is a mix of cedar (YESSSS) and brick (also YES). We lucked out. Cedar is a premium compared to vinyl, and it's not often that you find a home from this era with cedar!
TO DO :
This tri-level was built in 1964, and the interior is filled with mid century touches. The exterior does not proclaim such an era. To me, the exterior says "80s suburbia." I hate it. Now, I would describe my vision for this house as "California minimal." I love the scandinavian elements of our current home, and plans to follow a similar theme, but want to add more warmth, color, and unpredictability to suite this property's cozy, "homey" vibes. I plan to preserve the mid century elements, create a calm environment by keeping things minimal, and add touches of warmth with some eclectic, Californian details.
Enter : BLACK
I've been in love with black lately. I have been drooling over black and charcoal exteriors since we built our first house. I have yet to sell Ty on an all black exterior (feel free to comment below and help me make my case!). I love the sophistication of a black MCM home in the woods.
Current contenders :
Here is some inspiration :
Love this black with the white windows.
Black and black is a little more refined and unexpected
Design by SF Girl
This one shows the mix of white + black
OK - if you followed the exterior paint saga on instagram stories, you heard me reference a few article about black paint. This post makes me want to go for it, but then I saw this post and now I am nervous.
Let us know what you think - I have less than a week to decide! YIKES! Stay tuned as we nail down the first of 273,419,258 decisions.
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!