I shot this picture at dawn one morning.
Since I spend so many wonderful hours on my porch, I want it to look nice and be comfortable. The porch columns badly need to be patched and then repainted. The concrete deck has needed to be repainted for a couple of years. My porch furniture, a very (like at least 60 years) old wicker set, has definitely succumbed to years of salt water and heat. It can't be salvaged.
I met with my favorite contractor today. He's ready to do the job during one of my upcoming trips. All I need to do now is pick out the paint color for the concrete deck. That's causing me a bit of a dilemma. I can't decide.
The house is painted a light purple -- sort of a faded violet or little-bit-darker-lavender.
This photo of Nat and Pyxi was taken in the afternoon. I'm going to miss that wicker sofa. I loved the fabric when I first got the cusions redone. They've faded, obviously, but the yellow was so vibrant and the colors in the print so sweet and cheerful!
This shows the color in the early evening about an hour before sunset.
I'm torn. The porch columns, railing and ceiling will be painted white. White does not seem to be a practical choice for an outside deck. I love color. John, the contractor, suggested a rich blue. That's a possibility. I went online to look at color wheels. (Home Depot's closed already today or I'd have run up to look at their paint cards.) I was positive that this would help me find just the right blue. Sure it gave me ideas, but not in the blue family.
Look at that center wheel. Yes, I know that there's a pie wedge of blues on one side of the purple-lavender-violet slice, but look at the other side. Pinks!
So, I ask you. Couldn't I choose something from the pink pie slice for the floor, or would that be too bizarre?
Should I mention that, while browsing catalogues for new furniture, I fell in love with a "reimagined" plantation chair and one of the finish choices is eggplant?
Tell me friends. Am I on the verge of going too far over the top? The plantation chair is a definite. I can, I guess, be swayed on the concrete color.
Please. Share your thoughts!