Is it possible to make the house color do everything? I want the cabin to be sharp, to look good, to have a meaningful presence. At the same time I want it to blend in with the forest, the future gardens and the atmosphere of the place. I don't want the cabin colors to shout at me.
I painted all the colors together on the front roof section's plywood sub-wall and added the metal rake flashing as a test and I was not wowed. Was I supposed to be wowed?
I think the colors work together, though I may have been too afraid of a stronger yellow. The subtle yellow of the 'Crafted White' is barely distinguishable.
The darker walls with the lighter trim and roof will pull the eye up to the double, steep pitched roofs that mimic many a baptist church front in these parts. All holy white was out of the question. These colors will fit in with the little chapel in the woods effect that I want to maintain and hint at. I think they are growing on me.
The doors can blue or red or green or maybe even a terracotta golden orange to go with the floors inside. The floor's look is determined. The actual material is still a bit up in the air.
This cabin and the land that surrounds it will be my sanctuary. The cabin's colors are supposed to make me and my guests feel that.
So how can this Turk's Cap Lily be so blatantly orange and look right at home
And my cabin in that color would scream Howard Johnson?