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Enclosed Porch Makeover: Help me choose colors! Daring to be bold.

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It is time to get some color in this place! The trim will be up soon(ish) and then it is all about the décor! Best part right? Well, I didn’t tell you about the full details about when I was choosing the stencil. I originally wanted to go with a trellis. Long story short, that didn’t happen. I wasn’t sure what to do. I showed Dave the stencil options and he instantly told me to go with the houndstooth. He told me that I wouldn’t be happy with it unless I took a risk. SO true!


Totally worth it right? Well, next item of business was choosing a color scheme to add some brightness! I had been thinking of some colors and one that I wanted for sure was a bright, aqua blue. Other than that, I was lost. I told Dave this and do you know what came out of his mouth?

Yellow, Orange, and Blue!

For real? My first thought was, orange?! I don’t know if I can do orange. I can do yellow and blue. No problem, but orange?! Then I remembered what Dave said about taking risks. I need to jump in the deep in and take a risk! I have been wanting Dave to be able to feel more involved in decorating our house, so what a better way to let him be involved than by having him choose the colors? I did some research and this is what I have come up with so far. P.S. I LOVE the Chip it button! If you don’t have it, use it! I am obsessed!


Thoughts? Tell me what colors you like in these samples. I would love to hear your suggestions for blues, yellows, and especially oranges! What is your vote? Do you think I am crazy?

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M. Jorgensen

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

I'm working on adding more color to my house too! I like 'fountain blue', 'decisive yellow', and 'invigorate orange'!

Alli @ Cupcake Diaries

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

I agree with The Taylors and love the bottom colors. The rivulet and that forceful orange together are fabulous! I love the rest of the colors on that little swatch too.

Tiffany Montgomery

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

That last one with the flowers in the vase are so bright and fun! It would be a bold transformation. The project is coming along so much!

Tiffany @ The Mister and Missus

Stacie Couch

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

That will be a really cool combination of colors! We have a lot of blue, green, and yellow in our house and I love the bright, cheery aspect of it. My favorites are the osage orange and decisive yellow. I think you could do a number of different blues. I can't wait to see it!

The Taylors

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

I love the colors with the flowers in the vase! I think you will be happy if you go bold! Your personality is fun in that way!!