2 pieces of news: the WHOLE house is primed and ready to get painted!!! AND, we picked our two trim colors, hooray!
First, let’s look at our house all WHITE. The porch
The side of the house
The other side
And the back
Let me tell you, there are two conclusions I have gathered from this: 1) no more ugly painted red siding!!! and 2) I’m SO HAPPY we decided to go with a dark color. Because the architecture of our house is so simple and symmetrical (for the most part) I really think the dark color will make it stand out. The white (or a lighter color) would have felt so SAFE. Now the dark color is just going to POP. It also makes me so excited to take on the adventure of ripping down that deck and building a new one later this year (it was on our 2016 house goals).
Now, time for some trim colors!
About 2 weeks ago Chris and I got the paint decks out to make some picks
Chris actually got into the color selections, which was kind of fun.
Like I had mentioned before, we were a little confined by our fascia/window and door trim pick based on what colors we could choose from from our gutter sample deck
Some people elect to get their gutters matched to their trim, however, in my experience, this never ends well. The paint never sticks to the metal quite well enough and so the finish starts to look like shit pretty quickly. I would rather have a color that I maybe don’t like quite as much, but it has a good finish. To each their own. We went through the gutter sample deck and made a choice of a light brown/gray
Once we had that color selected we went through our decks and picked 3 samples for the post, eave and garage door color. Once we got all the samples at HD we put them on the house to see how they looked. Here is the window and door trim and fascia color (we looked in the paint deck and Benjamin Moore’s Willow Creek was a pretty exact match with the gutter sample)
Then we put some on the garage door trim and painted the three garage door, post and eave samples to see how they looked with each other (from top to bottom the colors are Benjamin Moore Steel Wool, Smoke Gray and Rock Gray)
Lastly we put a sample of the fascia color on the actual fascia, and the post, eave, garage door color on the posts with the color we chose for the house propped up against it so we could see how alllllll the colors would look together (the house color is the top right color)
The color we ended up selecting Benjamin Moore Rock Gray. I really liked the top one, but next to the house color (when I put the sample board next to it) it read really green, and I didn’t like that. The middle color was way too blue, so Rock Gray it was! (plywood color on the top right is our house color)
Here’s how the three colors will look together
Left: Dunn Edwards, Cavernous – main house color
Center: Benjamin Moore Rock Gray – garage door, front porch posts, eaves all around the house
Right: Benjamin Moore Willow Creek – all window and door trim, fascia
And what we’re THINKING for the door color (we haven’t even gotten samples yet, this is just what we’re thinking)
A nice, BRIGHT Chartreuse or Citron (this is Benjamin Moore New Lime).
What do you all think? Just as excited as I am that the house is about to be PAINTED!? And how do you like all the colors together?