Crimes against paint

Real Estate Agent with Select Realty Professionals

I found the evidence of this particular crime while pre-viewing a 5,000 sq foot house in Windstone. Just goes to show you that money can't buy taste! And honestly, y'all, the picture doesn't do it justice, it looked far worse in person.

I just love the way the grotesque peachy-coral color really makes the putrescent green pop.

Windstone, Chattanooga Real Estate


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Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

are you kidding?  that is beautiful.  it will sell quickly.

hahaha just kidding.

Jul 04, 2010 10:07 AM #2
Bill Wilson
Paradigm AdvantEdge - Edmond, OK

Wow, you're right. Some people shouldn't be allowed in a paint store.

Jul 04, 2010 10:15 AM #3
Paul Peck
Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida - Melbourne, FL
Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor

Julia, That is Hideous! Thanks for sharing though. ;>P


Jul 04, 2010 10:20 AM #4
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

It's not that bad is it? Well maybe the green is a bit much.

Jul 04, 2010 10:20 AM #5
Ingrid Laine
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

Oh I have seen worse! Have you ever walked into a living room/cave that was decorated in a jungle theme? All the drapes closed, everything painted dark brown and orange... horrible prints everywhere! The picture above is just a trip to pinkberry compared to that! 


Jul 04, 2010 10:25 AM #6
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

The peach is a shade darker than what I had in my bedroom c. 1987. I could let them off with a warning for that color, it's definitely the green that makes it a criminal offense. Keep in mind that just through that little archway, the green opens up into a 30'x40' (25' ceilinged!) room that made me feel like I was trapped in a bottle of baby food.

@Richard - I'm guessing Alice picks out the colors in your house.

Jul 04, 2010 10:26 AM #7
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

This is why I am struggling with paint chips and have some test spots on the wall!  What is pretty on the paint chip doesnt always work--Yikes!

Jul 04, 2010 10:30 AM #8
Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

This must be making the rounds. I just did a high end townhome and their Dining Room was this intense melon color (darker than this) that looked seriously horrible in the photos.  I kept expecting them to repaint it before it went onto MLS ... but no... they didn't.

Jul 04, 2010 10:34 AM #9
Mary Ann Daniell Realtor
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC - Killeen, TX
Delivering Successful Results Since 1999

We call that the "HGTV Effect" around here!    Personal paint colors rarely work as it limits your pool of buyers.   When you go on the market, REPAINT to neutral, please!

Jul 04, 2010 10:39 AM #10
John Thomas
E3 Green HOMES - Boulder, CO
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA

Different strokes for different folks. If they liked it then it served them. When it's time to sell, however, then that's another story.

Jul 04, 2010 10:41 AM #11
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

I keep picturing the looks on the painters' faces when they opened up that green - all 25 gallons of it.

@Ingrid: Yep, I've seen worse too, but never in a house this big. Check this one out:

and this one:

and last, but not least, the house that started the series:

Jul 04, 2010 10:42 AM #12
Rodney Mason
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Atlanta, GA
VP of Mortgage Lending - AL, FL, GA, SC, & TN

I saw one house where half of the garage had been converted into a room.  Each of the four walls was a different color.   It looked awful. 

Jul 04, 2010 10:55 AM #13
Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

Well that's what happens when you let your 3 yer old pick the paint after watching sesame street.

Jul 04, 2010 11:05 AM #14
National Security Delaware Security Systems Free
Home and Business Alarms, Camera Systems 24 Hour Monitoring - Wilmington, DE

Julia- I wish you put a warning in the title of this blog, I almost lost my dinner!  YUK!

Jul 04, 2010 05:09 PM #15
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Oh wow, that is one of the worst clashes that I have ever seen!

Jul 05, 2010 01:39 AM #16
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

Ick!  I would be permanently nauseous if I had to live with that combination . . .

Jul 05, 2010 03:01 AM #17
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Julia, I knew I had seen those colors combined somewhere. They exist in nature. The next time you open a cantalope, those two colors ( though not in the exact same intensity) are combined. Little wonder why we through that ugly rind away, LOL.

Jul 05, 2010 04:17 PM #18
Bob Willis
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Orange, CA
Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent

The colors remind me of sherbet. 

Jul 06, 2010 09:12 AM #19
Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

I think I tried that green once, briefly, till I stood back and took a look!

Jul 17, 2010 04:16 PM #20
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Reminds me of a home I helped inspect back in 2002 or so. Every plane in the whole house was painted a separate color. There must have been 300 or 400 different colors used in the house. I was dizzy after a few hours of inspecting it.

Jul 18, 2010 11:53 AM #21
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