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Re: The house across the street... [Re: Anatasia] #405183 04/10/08 04:13 PM
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Sorry about the peach. Maybe they'll make the garden nice enough that it makes up for it. I've seen some pretty ugly house colors start looking better if everything surrounding it looks good.

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Re: The house across the street... [Re: flyingaway] #405191 04/10/08 04:24 PM
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Maybe they'll realize it's too bright and paint another lighter coat over it. Some neighbors did the same thing with the most awful neon yellow. It made our eyes hurt! They ended up painting something over it and toned it down considerably. It looks nice now.


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Re: The house across the street... [Re: CF 4 Ever] #405202 04/10/08 04:46 PM
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A few years ago, our neighbors painted theirs sort of a lime green with dark green trim. Ugh. But then, as frieda says, their plantings looked really good with the green - vibrant blooms in pinks and yellows (the wife is a landscape arch. so I suspect this was by design). Now we don't even notice how lime-y the house is, we just look forward to all their flowers!

Re: The house across the street... [Re: Tbunny] #405254 04/10/08 08:14 PM
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Hi Trisharoni! Glad you are mostly happy w/ the new neighbors; but what a strange paint color! This thread makes me laugh though--can you imagine what the new neighbors would think if they knew there was a thread about them in cyberspace! smile


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Re: The house across the street... [Re: KinderFrei] #405280 04/10/08 08:52 PM
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Hee hee... too true, KinderFrei! Although maybe if they knew, they'd rethink the horrible color. I can't wait to see what they're painting the trim - it's still electric blue from the previous owners. Neon peach with electric blue trim. Wow. I really hope they fix up the yard or something. I can't wait to see what happens next!

I feel like a voyeur or something.

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Peach?! I have to say that is a strange color, but maybe it will all look nice when they are finished...like the people with the lime green house someone else mentioned. And it could be worse....my friend lives near someone who painted their house...sit down -- Neon Pink! Yes, bright, glow in the dark, neon pink. IK!

And at least there aren't any little rug rats to put up with smile

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Re: The house across the street... [Re: CF_GAL] #405506 04/11/08 03:21 AM
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There is a house in the next town over that is BRIGHT yellow, like a sun yellow, with BRIGHT blue trim. It looks so awful.

Re: The house across the street... [Re: lngilbert] #405685 04/11/08 02:48 PM
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I've seen a very high end house painted white with purple trim! Everyone I know that has seen this house remembered the awful purple trim. It was that way for at least 5 years.

Funny, they painted the trim white just before the For Sale sign went up.

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I know I'm in the minority here but I've always wanted to be a little bit different so here goes. I live in a part of the country where there are cookie-cutter subdivisions everywhere, but I am originally from an area where there was usually SOME diversity in house colors; although not neon pink or sun yellow. The thing with these subdivisions around here is all the houses are the same 3 colors, if you can all them that: white, cream and light gray, with white trim. It's so boring and unoriginal. It seems to me the owners are scared to be the slightest bit different from everyone else.

I understand the need for conformity when trying to sell, but there is nothing but conformity around here. I'm too much of an old hippy, and an artist, besides, to find all the conformity endearing. They're like lemmings around here. I would love to see ANY color on a house, for a change.

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I love colorful houses, I have to admit...but not garish ones. Our house is yellow with orangey-yellow trim. It's not super bright though. We were aiming for a color that would be like when the sun hits the sandy ground all around it, so it would blend in with the environment. We didn't quite achieve that, but it's okay. We've actually had people pull in and ask for our paint colors, so someone besides us likes it. : )

I had a professor in college who let his young son pick the colors for their house, and he picked BLACK. They painted their whole house black. It looked hideous. Plus, the sun did a number on the wood and was probably not very good for the structure. Doh!

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