Based on reader feedback, the consensus was to go with pewter gray for the color of our roof shingles. I hemmed and hawed about it. Made a decision, only to rethink it. Have you been here before? Anyway, we made the eleventh hour decision to go (away from my initial choice of fox hollow gray) with pewter gray. It definitely seemed the most versatile color. Contractors showed up Monday and began their demo and reconstruction (we have 2 courses of shingles laid on top of shakes....which means everything has to come off and a new plywood substrate put down before the new shingles go on). So, here is the progress.
This shows the new roof on the garage with the shed in the foreground; the shed has the old shingles, which provides a good contrast between old and new. Note: the shed will be re-shingled too.
Here is a broader view of the pewter gray on the garage and the back of the house. These were taken in the evening so the lighting is off, but you get the idea.
So far we are happy with how things are panning out and I really like the color. I will post more photos and another roof update later.
In other news, I put a bid in on a persian rug on ebay (see post here) and 29 bids later, she was mine!! Here she is....
This is the seller....there are some great rugs....check out this one! Anyway, I'll post an update when she is happily settled in our kitchen!