When I came home today, the painters were nearly finished priming the house. The time had arrived to PICK A COLOR!
My painter, Luis is LOVELY and I recommend him to everyone (finepainters.com)--he's a lovely Brazilian who's English is a bit broken, but he and his staff are PRIMO.
But I proceed to FREAK OUT about picking colors and went as far as to call my parents and have them look up colors on sherwin-williams.com
Many minutes and color schemes are proposed and discussed. Finally I chose a taupe with green hues called "roycroft suede" as the main color with a darker, sage hue green call "roycroft brass" for trim and "polished mahogany" as the accent color (including the door). I think I did well...at least I hope I did because this is going to last for many, many years.