I am living vicariously through several friends who are embarking on medium to large scale
renovations. One of my friends is about to have the exterior of her Queenslander painted, and
we have been talking about colour shemes. I wrote here about choosing the
colour scheme for the old girl, and it's much nicer thinking about this when the pressure is off .....
I think I am enjoying the process a lot more than my friend is!
We both love all the shades of grey that are popular right now. She has decided on
a medium grey, with the verandah railings and the window sills a glossy black.
It's funny how once you start looking at certain colours, you see them everywhere. These
are just a few from the streets around the old girl:
This is really white but the contrast with the darker trims is
stunning. There are some black and white striped exterior blinds
along one side of this house and it looks fabulous.
in real life this is a greenish grey
another beauty just around the corner. I was mortified when
the owner came from behind the fence with the lawn mower
while I was surreptitiously taking a photo. He was actually very
flattered and wrote down the paint colours for me - the main
colour is Flint Smoke and the trim is Western Myall.
same house - I love the dark front door
another lovely grey
this is one of my favourite local houses - it's a
beautiful soft grey with crisp white trims
I know that colours schemes come in and out of fashion, but somehow I think all
these shades of grey will stand the test of time. I guess we will have to wait
And an update on the chicken front - still no eggs.
Two blog posts in three days - I need to have a lie down!