We have decided on our exterior colors. We always knew we wanted white and red, but trying to find the right colors is hard. Why are there 10 shades of white and 15 shades of red? Ha.
We decided on the Martha Stewart line of exterior paint, sold at Home Depot. Since that's the paint we're using inside, we figured it was just as easy to use outside and it gets great reviews for quality. We're either going with "PICKET FENCE" white for the main house color, and then "BARN RED" for the trim, or vice versa. All the window trims, the doors, the screen door frames, etc, will be one color and then the house will be the other color
How appropriate that the colors are barn red, that's what we want on the farm later on is a red barn, and then of course you've read my posts about how much we like having a white picket fence. We didn't choose them because of the names, we actually had 5 shades of red and 7 shades of white and those were the two we liked most.
Exterior painting is still a year or two away, probably the last thing we do actually, other than landscaping the flower beds right around the house.
But until then we need to decide how we are going to paint. We're pretty sure a white base color, with red trim, as I said earlier. But as seen in this picture, the other way around can be interesting as well.
|Red with white?|
|White with red? Or.....|
Stay tuned for more!
Thoughts on what YOU think looks better? I like the red house color, but I don't want it to look too different. And a part of me thinks a white house looks like a more traditional farm house anyway. Plus it would be kind of cool to have a white house with red trim, and then a barn with the same colors only red base with white trim. Or vice versa. Heck, we could have the best of both worlds that way.
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UPDATE 2015: We have decided on RED with WHITE trim. Painting will commence some time later this year or early 2016.