Gray Matter

"Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright."
Van Wyck Brooks  

After many weeks of pretty much nothing happening, things are starting to pick up again. Next on the agenda: paint the exterior.

First, we had to move the large spruce tree which was planted next to the front porch:

Next, I began the color selection process. I bought several pint sized samples of the circled Kwal Paint colors and painted small sections of brick and siding on the house. The winner? 6874M Muddy River!

I've always liked painted brick which is very common in the south. Here are some images that have inspired my color selection:

I'm looking forward to our new, temporary exterior. Pictures coming soon!

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