Choosing new paint colors February 15, 2012 by Elaine Choosing new updated colors when renovating can be unnerving. Sometimes I have to remind myself to take a breath when the first wash of new color goes up! What was once a sky blue wainscot will now be olive green. This will turn the porch from a easy, breezy summer porch attitude to a deeper, elegant ambiance. I think we nailed it.