When we first purchased our home, the peeling and faded colors of the shingled exterior really spoke to me, so I became very reluctant to paint it, going so far as trying to figure out how to stain, seal, and maintain the worn/lived in, my house is a stones throw from the beach, look (more like 10 miles, minor detail). I fashioned that my house had an Ina Garten-esque East Hampton flair.
|via House Beautiful|
Speaking of which, you can get lost in Ina Garten's architect, Frank Greenwald's work.
Back to reality...
Since I don’t actually live in the Hamptons, Cape Cod, or Montauk the HOA is a calling. I don't have much of a choice since our HOA only allows us to choose color schemes limited to our small development.
I am picturing a mid-range gray for the shingles.
It's not technically allowed, but I was given a little wink to go ahead with it, and I can go a shade more gray than the approved "greige" color.
And painting our white door and shutters this color.
|Farrow & Ball Black Blue No.95|