For better or worse we’ve picked out a color scheme for the cabin, shown on the bottom board of the picture. It will be
- Antique copper (the light brown) for most of the walls and columns,
- Barbados sand (the off white) for the tongue-and-groove on the underside of the roof,
- Bittersweet chocolate (the dark brown) for the chimney and for a two-foot-wide band around the bottom of the walls, and
- Terra cotta, the color of the window and door trim.
We spent some time exploring colors and have no idea how they will look. For one thing paint colors are notoriously inconsistent. Just because you like the color in one can doesn’t mean you can get it again. Also it’s had to tell how a big expanse of color will look even though you like a smaller sample. But we decided long ago we would give it our best shot and either we will like the results or we will tune it out. It’s a variation of the old saying, “Play your part well and let go of the results.” If only all cases were as easy as this one.
What do you think?