Spring is Springing…

It appears as if Spring is finally arriving. After months of cold weather, snow, and gray skies we are finally seeing signs of life, warmer temperatures, and that big, glowing ball in the sky.

Spring is a great time to think about sprucing up the house, especially on the outside. There’s nothing like a sunny blooming daffodil to point out how old and tired the exterior of your house may look. A new coat of paint will make your house look clean and fresh.

Nature is a perfect model of color and form combinations that work. Mother nature manages to always get it right, except for the duck billed platypus; I don’t know what happened there.

As I watched a fox run across our front lawn, I realized that its fur is a perfect example of monochromatic colors. Some people feel that combining two, three or four colors from the same family can be boring. It can actually be quite beautiful.


The daffodil I mentioned earlier is an example of combining colors that are close to each other on the color wheel. Whereas, a red tulip shows how complimentary colors can also work together.

If you’re getting ready to paint your home, take a walk, look at nature and see what color combinations you respond to, and what would work on your home. And as always, sample, sample, sample!