I definitely have a hard time choosing house color. I thought this was going to be a piece of cake but I’ve now tried five colors and I’ve made a decision, though I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with it. The chart calls for the same color that is used in the fence below the house and it doesn’t show up as much as I would like for it to, even when I did six rows using that color.
I ripped out the white and tried stitching the house with a light blue but I felt it was a bit too cool and bright for the other house colors.
I took the blue out and decided to use the yellow that’s the trim for the upper right house but, that yellow is all surrounded by the green stitching and I didn’t think it showed up well enough on its own.
It looks ok close up but I held it up with a white blanket behind it and asked Vince what he thought about it. He was sitting about 6′ away and he said “I see dogs but I don’t see any yellow.” Enough said.
I tried an icy lavender and it’s too bright. I tried an icy blue-ish green (it looks more green in real life). Then I tried a white with a tint of green.
I’m going with the icy blue-ish green. I want the house to be darker but yet everything I tried didn’t seem to fit. So . . icy blue-ish green is what it will be.
The above photo is a bit more accurate .
I’ll keep you posted. There’s still time to change my mind! 🙂
If I have this hard of a time with needle and floss, think how hard it would be for me to make a real paint color decision.
You need a color called “Piece of Cake”, and you would know that’s the one! LOL It can be so hard to find the perfect color for things (even in knitting, weaving, etc.)
Sherry Bobak says
I think a teal (kind of muted blue-green) would make a lovely house.
Naomi Garber says
What is this pattern?
I’m sorry. I should have included that. The chart is A Sampler for All Seasons by The Scarlett House. It was an exclusive for the Homespun Samplers group on Facebook and isn’t available for purchase yet.