Of all the options Maycock presented, Sally was most taken with the mustard scheme, which was paired with cream-colored trim and black accents. Wanting to get a better sense of what it would look like in real life, Sally had the colors applied to a digital picture of her house, using photo-editing software. "That was a big help," she says. "It gave us a sense of the direction we wanted to go in."
The result? "I didn't like it," Sally says. "It looked, well, sickly. Mustard may have been popular back then, but I wanted something brighter." Since there are houses of similar design in the neighborhood, she and John hit the streets in search of inspiration for a color scheme that suited their tastes.
Shown: Sally and John both liked this palette of deep mustard, cream, and black, but wanted a yellow with a bit more pop. Benjamin Moore's Camel Back (1), Montgomery White (2), and Black (3)