Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Color Should I Paint My Balls?

Not a question I thought I would ever ask myself, yet here I sit doing just that. The balls I'm referring to, of course, are those found on the front porch.


Currently, they are red, the same red as the brick walls. They don't stand out at all. In fact, you could even say they disappear. Like men on beaches everywhere I want big, bold balls--not disappearing balls. I have chosen the following colors for the rest of the house.


The new historic colors will make a tremendous difference in the appearance. I am not quite sure what the previous owners were thinking on a lot of their trim choices.


There is so much going on all over this house, my hope is to tie all the different colors together. I chose my colors from the river rock and shells in the top section of the house, as well as the stone foundation.


I just can't decide on what color to paint my balls. Dare I choose blue balls?

25 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

ROFLMAO!!! You are funny. Yes, by all means, BLUE balls.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I believe you gotta go blue ;-).

Sharrie said...

Thanks for the giggle to start my day!

Milah Frost said...

LOL! Blue will make those balls "pop," so if you got the balls to do it, I'd say paint them blue!

Katidids said...

THanks for the morning giggle! Yes, blue would be great

CrankyPuppy said...

A nice yellow would really make your balls pop. *ahem*

Gypsy Quilter said...

Given the red background of the brick, I would say light / white. I imagine the last folks to paint the porch did not have the color options available that we do today. When I painted the interior of my house, I tried 10 different whites before I found the right one. Happy painting.

Stephen Andrew said...

Blue was my thought before I saw the swatches.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Sounds like blue, have fun painting, hope you don't have to paint several times to get the "right" blue.

I need orange said...

Go for blue, definitely. :-)

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh, the blue is pretty, but won't that be hard to see in the shadow of the eave? Gotta see 'em from the curb! I'd go for the lightest option you have, if not a full-on white.

Lynda said...

My favorite color is blue so I would opt for it because it would play off the other trim work - - should stand out but not glaringly so.

Karen Anne said...

Body (not the brick, but somewhere there is wood) of the house is gray, doors are blue, trim is pewter? What's the brown for, trim also?

I'm not sure what you're planning for the railings and the vertical thingummies between the porch roof and the railings. Are they going to be pewter and brown? If so, I would paint the balls the lighter of those two colors.

I think Photoshop is your friend before you decide...

Christine said...

My plan for now is that all the trim will be pewter. The dark brown will be used for the window sashes only. As I was doing my investigation of the old layers of paint it seems like all the trim was painted a very light color in the beginning.

Christine said...

I am warming up to the idea of yellow. I may have to play with that idea.

Elaine said...

There are a bunch of Painted Ladies in my area, some with colorful balls. I think blue is probably the best bet but mustard would also be a great choice.

Jayne said...

Oh my gosh, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!

Is there any original paint left on the house? You might try scraping down to the bottom layer to see what colors they used. Of course, those colors could be ugly, who knows? Of the colors you picked, I'd go with blue, and not just because I get to say "blue balls!" repeatedly. Bah ha ha!

Elaine said...

Yes, Mustard!! If you look at some of the old primitive painted furniture the mustard color is quite prevalent.

melanie said...

I would save the balls for last....and then decide. Since you want them to sing, I would wait to see what colors they visually "hide" in, and then go for something striking.

Muffy's Marks said...

You are too funny. Blue Balls would be my choice. Live on the edge...go for it!!!

Linda said...

What is so funny about blue balls????

......Ha!! LOL! Just kidding!! No, really kidding aside, I think the blue would look great. It is difficult to see the red now against the brick, but that blue would show sooooo nicely.

benita said...

While blue would stand out, I think I like the yellow idea better. Not a bright yellow, but a goldenish yellow. Besides, who needs to give teenage boys a reason to point at your house and snicker. :)

Anonymous said...

Definitely blue balls!!

Bebe said...

I think the historic colors are great but they are rather dull. You need a pop of color that coordinates with the other colors you choose.

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

Blue balls will look good!