Painting my house lavender...but it turned out more mauve.

September 15, 2006

I am in the process of painting my house. I already have lavender shutters and they are a nice deep true lavender with some grey in them. See picture below.

I tested colors of lighter lavender for the siding and picked Intuitive from Sherwin Williams which had a bit of a rose undertone in it. I liked this better in the tests because light lavenders tend to look grey and I did not want my house to be light grey.

Well, we got coat number 1 up and the house looks much more mauve/pink/rose than lavender. I have been up at night thinking about the color. I'm not sure the more pink look is right. I've went back to Sherwin Williams and tested more colors and if I add more blue or more grey the color looks like washed out grey in most light.

Here is a piece of when I tested it. I don't have a picture of the 1 coat on the house yet. But you can see how the siding color has more mauve/pink in it.

So, what would you do? Live with the mauve or make it the more grey color?

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