I’ve been seeing a lot of bright blue houses lately, and I like it. Bold, bright, yet somewhat classic, it’s the perfect antidote to the washed out row of white our house currently languishes in. The top photo is my shade of choice, and I liked it so much I went up to the door and asked the owner what the color was (answer: Sherwin Williams Indigo). It’s the perfect blue — bright, but with just enough purple in it to give it depth. I can just imagine it on our 1961 rambler, with crisp white trim and a bright marine orange front door. Oh yeah. Unfortunately, my other half isn’t feeling the bold blue so much… yet. I’m working towards a compromise: a more steely-navy blue (I haven’t door-knocked yet to inquire about the exact shade) as pictured in the second photo. It’s still bold, and will be sure to pop with my aforementioned accents of marine orange and white. What do you think? Is the bright blue route too bold a choice, or is it one you’d like to see on your street? — Megan B.