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Monday, June 8, 2015

Painted Lady Dollhouse Color Scheme: Bold and Beautiful or Soft and Lovely?

I have been struggling with this for a while now. I have always liked a yellow house even in real life, they just seem "happy" to me. None of the houses I have built so far seemed to fit that color choice until now.
I also love purple/violet, which is my favorite color and also turquoise but I have used it twice now on two exteriors. So here they are with inspiration pictures.

Color scheme choice # 1
Bold and Beautiful

Color Scheme choice # 2
Soft and Lovely

choice # 3
choice #4-consideration 
choice #5 -wild card
(I love that movie)


  1. All of them are nice, but boy I like that first yellow one!

  2. Color scheme #2 is indeed lovely. The soft pastel yellow accented with white and eggshell blue (or Robin's egg?) is gorgeous. Very much looking forward to seeing which Painted Lady you grace us with!

  3. I'm a 'soft and lovely' vote but then I am wimpy English - love the painted ladies - have seen them for real but it is so rare for our houses to have such colour they just seem like something to look at not live in. Think of you go for the blue and yellow it needs a better third accent colour than the one used????? Marilyn O

  4. Hello Jocelyn,
    I love the bold and beautiful, but would you ever consider yellow background with violet/ purple trim. I think the combination could work and create something soft with a bold twist. It's a color combination I have always loved.
    Big hug,

  5. Hello! I just discovered your blog when searching for any New Orleans dollhouses other people have made. First I will answer your color scheme poll - I like #4 which is almost the color scheme of my first dollhouse I am almost finished building for my daughter. Second, your blog is fantastic! And the New Orleans house looks amazing though I have yet to find the post where you show it all completed. I am planning on building something similar next and debating whether to buy a kit and bash it or just go at it completely from scratch. I too am using a Loyd Vogt book for inspiration. My family has lived in the New Orleans are since the mid 1700s and though I have traveled quite a bit around the US the New Orleans style is still my favorite. I look forward to going through your blog with a fine toothed comb! Hahaha!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am finishing up the roof now but other than that the house is finished. I was waiting to permanently install my walls after I made a better connection to the power source. I LOVE New Orleans history and its style.

  6. ooooh, the soft and lovely colourscheme is absolutely beautiful!

  7. Thank you to everyone who left a comment, it has really helped me narrow down my choices.