27 July 2009
We loved the color of our house when we bought it: not white, not cream, but something soft and in between. A nice gentle color. We wanted to match it as closely as possible when we chose the paint this year, because we didn’t want to fool with something we think is pretty wonderful.
But see here: the color we eventually settled on (and who imagined there were so many different kinds of white) is quite different! You can see the difference on the top three clapboards between the door and window of the garage (new white) as compared to the old-color clapboards lower down. The old white is warmer and grayer than the new, we think. We’ve realized the new color will look beautiful against the snow come winter (the old always looked a little dingy). A very subtle switch, for sure, but a definite improvement.