Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fandom as a Factor in Home Decoration

There are different degrees of fandom; and some homeowners may wish to up their fan game a notch or two.  It takes a HUGE commitment to paint your house in your team's colors, not to mention possibly violating city or neighborhood covenant rules which address color schemes.  Now this house in Faubourg Marigny has a nice lavender color scheme that quite elegantly displays the fine carpentry work.  But what if was a deeper purple with gold trim (LSU's colors)?  The result might be a bit in your face.



Of course, unsympathetic neighbors or apartment owners may limit your desire to express your team loyalty in this way.  In which case, you might subtly do it in your garden.  A bed of purple and gold Johnny jump-ups (miniature pansies) can hint that you're a Tiger fan.  And this color scheme can pass if you're living in a community in which a rival team is located.



Still, there are supporters of some teams that might have trouble with acceptable decors.  Consider the Green Bay Packers scheme: green and yellow.  Or a benighted homeowner who decides to paint his home in the Cincinnati Bengals' stripes like on their helmets.  Or, maximally odious: the Oregon Ducks' day-glow color scheme.

Perhaps they should change their loyalties to teams that have less jarring color combinations.

And never, never, never go in for team logos.  While some are okay, the New England Patriots' helmet logo is absolutely the pits!

11 comments:

Grand Crapaud said...

I think that Purple and Gold would make it look outstanding.

MarkD60 said...

This post reminds me of a friend who had a Washington Redskins logo painted on his driveway.

TexWisGirl said...

the packers can always masquerade as john deere fans. :)

Kristen Drittsekkdatter said...

Vike fans can paint their abodes purple and white.

Linda Kay said...

Angel, I'm sure that the Aggie's maroon and gold would definitely not make it past the architectural review committee in my neighborhood.

Big Sky Heidi said...

There are some living in HOA-ruled areas in Knoxville and Nashville who fly gaudy orange and white banners. Orange trim on a white, or white trim on an orange house would be really loud.

Mike said...

Purple is the 'take THAT HOA' color. We have several purple homes in the St. Louis area.

beach lad said...

if your team is in the finals you should be allowed to do whatever you want for a month or so - during the rest of the year some discretion should be exercised.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Blue and orange. That could work.

Deena said...

I like Mike's term, 'Take THAT HOA' color.

Cloudia said...

Tasteful Eagles Green is always in good taste.



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