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paint my shed door. Saw one painted lime green & it was beautiful! DH doesn't think much of the lime green - he thinks more of a sage green.

Thots anyone?

 
Posts: 10354 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another view.

Yep, I'm bored & looking for a small project with big impact! LOL!

 
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What color is the trellis..it looks dark green. I think a lime green would be a great contrast!

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The trellis is kind of a dark mossy green.

I think lime green would be awesome but when DH disagrees with me it makes me rethink my decision....he looked at me like I had lost my mind! LOL!
 
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Well, it depends if you want your focus/eye to see that door before anything else, i.e. the garden/flowers. If so lime green it is. If not, mute it.
 
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I like it white.


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I agree with Jan. If you paint it lime green...all you are going to see is DOOR when you look at the garden there!
I'd either match the trellis or leave it white!


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No no...I vote for lime green, too. Sage green will definitely blend in...it will look great. But the lime will be fantastic!!! So there. Big Grin


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Not saying I'm any great shakes at Paint... Clearly, I'm not. But here's a rough idea - a very rough idea - of what the green would look like.

JMHO... It'd be fantastic! Just be sure to have lots of vivid, contrasting flower colors - hot pink, bright orange, red, etc. for balance.

 
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More citrus-y green here...
I love that darling shed. It should be allowed to shine.
Plus, it's only paint. If it doesn't wow you, or wows you too much... Just change it.

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MGT I was also thinking maybe a sage green.

Nettie I must say that color really jumps out at me! Thank you so much for doing that!

I now see that I would like a color that blends a little more with the green of nature.
 
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Sage green would be a pretty color, but I'm wondering if it would hide the pretty hardware on the door?

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I think it willl SSTR.

Just look at this - WOW!

Meant to say I DON'T think it will!

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Ooooo-uh... I like that, too! And if your garden won't be teeming with hot flower colors, it would probably be better.
 
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I agree, the sage definitely will NOT hide the pretty hardware. Like Nettie said...it's just paint, you can always change it. Smile


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Wow, lots of good suggestions here.......and I have to say....that lime color is totally OUT THERE. It sure looks different when you see it like that. I prefer the last one, the sage!

Don't mind being outnumbered when you get great suggestions like these that make you stop and say WHOA! Maybe I was wrong - ;o)

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Vera, Not wrong, just different. Nobody sees the same things....just different perspectives.
 
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Not wrong, just different. Nobody sees the same things....just different perspectives.



That is so true!

I am still looking at greens, with no luck yet.
 
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Ok, here's something to blow your mind...

http://www.bing.com/images/sea...s+of+paint&FORM=IGRE

On the 11th line down, there is a blob of color that is sort of a light sage...I like that one. It would show off the hardware and not be so bright that it would detract from either your trellis or the plants in the garden.
But I'm also rather conservative with colors except for my kitchen which I want BRIGHT! And flower blooms...I like them all pretty much!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Karen that is a beautiful color!

I've been using a paint roller at Valspar & it's looking to me like painting the door a color is making the shed look so small! Of course, it IS small!
 
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coral....*smile*....really!!!...you'll plant coral roses there on that trellis one day, I just know it...!!!

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What about lime peel green?

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why not pick up the color from surrounding foliage, either in the foreground or background?

I guess it depends on where you want your eye to go... Smile

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Oh no, now Toots has given me yet another color choice! LOL!

Still tryin I have looked at every green & can't seem to find one that I like........

Nance I have brot leaves in the house to compare color & still not close to a decision.....I do think I want it to blend with the foliage rather than stand out.

I WILL pick something soon & buy some samples!
 
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I would say the same color green as those two urns you have at the gate.


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Thanks zone9. I think I want a wee lighter shade of that color.

So far I haven't seen anything I like. My girlfriend is coming over this week & she will read the replies here & we will put our heads together over a glass of wine........or 2!

Thank you all so much for the suggestions! Gives me a lot to think about.
 
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I was in Home Depot today & saw a lime green umbrella. OMG it was beautiful!
 
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I am so sick of green paint! LOL!

Think I'm going with Martha Stewart Spanish Moss. The monitor colors are not good. It's a nice soft green & more of a nature color.Maybe next year I will be brave enough for lime green!

Top left.

 
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