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What Color Would You Never Paint Your Home?

Orlando Bloom recently painted his $2.75 million Hollywood Hills a near-black shade that has neighbors Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson a bit perturbed.

While I think the house is actually kind of cool-looking (okay, and a bit goth, admittedly), I can see why it would turn off neighbors who have to look at it every day. There are definitely some shades that I'd never dream of painting my house — what are your color no-nos?

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Carol2288683 Carol2288683 9 years
Black! Why not just crawl into a whole instead?
nikecold nikecold 9 years
I chose neon, because my dad own a bed and breakfast with bungalows that are painted neon green with royal blue and bright orange. Granted its on a tropical island, but I still think the colors are ridiculous. I'd have to say the absolute worse would probably be Pepto BismOl pink , I just don't really like pink much, I find it annoying.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Teal blue, purple, neon colors, bright green ... I could go on! I'm pretty conservative!
cougar41 cougar41 9 years
I kinda like the color of his house BUT it does look dismal. I would never paint my house any of the colors in the list.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
OK, just read the above comments...NO MIXING OF COLORS, PEOPLE!!! That's just plain crazy.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
It depends on the neighborhood, and the adjacent houses. I've seen some crazy colors work perfectly well in very nice neighborhoods.
melui melui 9 years
It's cool that he painted his house black and not white like the others! I wouldn't paint my house neon.
specialcamper specialcamper 9 years
There is a house in the neighborhood owned by an old veteran who owns a hot dog truck. He paints his house every sports season for his different teams. Right now it is red and gold for the 49ers. It has been black and orange for the Giants and Green and Yellow for the A's.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
A friend of mine's mom house was BRIGHT yellow for quite a while, he finnally conviced her to re-paint this past summer. Now it's a far more normal shade of yellow.
Claire-Underwear Claire-Underwear 9 years
In Wisconsin, I saw a house painted Packer green and gold. It's hideous.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I live in florida and for some reason people here like to paint thier houses ungodly colors, like purple and all sorts of pastels, and bright neon colors, its sickening.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
All of the above!
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
anything neon. though I have heard that some people paint their houses bright, vibrant colors to warn off evil or bad spirits.
leeapeea leeapeea 9 years
I Ireland (and in some towns around here) people paint their houses in all sorts of different, vibrant colors. The folk-lore says people do this so they don't accidentally walk into their neighbor's similarly-colored house by accident when they're drunk.
king's-queen king's-queen 9 years
There is a house in a neighborhood we drive through that is painted pepto pink and black. We call it the "Pepto House." I would hate to live across the steet and have to look at it all the time. Bleh.
robercin robercin 9 years
There's a house in my town that is hot pink with orange trim... I figured that the owners must hate their neighbors.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 9 years
My late godmother used to crack me up saying that if someone pissed her off enough she would pay drug addicts to paint their house black.
jsknutson jsknutson 9 years
I like his house. V. cool. I wouldn't paint my house any of the other colors listed really, but I couldn't choose just one, so I said other.
lovelymiss6 lovelymiss6 9 years
I think I could handle a silver house, but I would never do anything neon. It would burn the eyes of passerbys.
snapsh0t snapsh0t 9 years
It may be the angle, but I see nothing wrong with Orlando's color. As long as it's not electric green or is super unkempt (aka a huge eyesore), I don't think I'd object to someone else's creative choices.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
Not Pepto Bismol pink, nor black
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i was giong to say pink but then remembered that i lived in miami and that's NO NEON - that's what i say
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i would also like to vote for all of them! i don't think orlando's house looks that bad, actually.
emalove emalove 9 years
Well, they all sound terrible, but neon is the worst to me. Ugh.
specialcamper specialcamper 9 years
I rather like the black house. I wouldn't like to paint my house in many of the choices given, but I went with orange because the color orange makes me angry. Does anyone else have emotions tied with colors?
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