remember our little humble abode up in pentwater michigan? she is getting new siding! YES new siding AND real windows. after much deliberation it was time to just pay someone and get it done. we’ve owned the place for almost 3 years and it’s just one of those things that needs to be done by a professional. sure we could try to figure it out but it will take us so long and with everything else going on we just want it done. it’s going to push a few other projects back but i think it will be worth it. so now here is the real question…. what color do we reside it? the siding expert informed us that the cherry red it is currently is pretty much not going to happen. i would say we could salvage it but only the front and side are that red. the back and other side of the house are a sad combination of DIY try to match the front. i still have to look at a few other places because that is still my first choice.
so now…. lets pretend that bright beautiful red doesn’t exist. here are a few things i’m thinking. keep in mind the penthouse is only about 700 square feet and situated in a semi woodsy area.
option 1: a slate dark gray with white trim. i like how the green trees stand out against the house and it sort of becomes one with nature. it’s very modern/zen/one with the earth. i’m afraid though it might be too dark…
option 2: white with dark slate or black trim. this might be a better option to provide a little lightness in the darkish woods. however my roof is not white and i’m afraid of pollen and woods stuff getting on it.
option 3: something out of the box like a greenish mint or blue says lake to me.
option 4: keeping with the white theme but adding in elements of red… i love the red 🙁
option 5: a light hearted yellow. this could be a nice middle ground between something super lake house and something nice and camp cottagey… if that makes sense. although at work i’m surrounded by yellow so it might rub me the wrong way.
option 6: this is the shade of red available. it’s more of a burnt red/barnish red. which would be great on a house like this but i feel like if i’m going to do red i want my cherry red. plus there are two other cottages within a half a mile with this red.
ok so what do you think!?? if i can’t find my beloved cherry red siding what do you think i should go with?
keep in mind the poor little penthouse looks like this 🙂