Thursday, March 17, 2011

To Paint or Not to Paint

Stinson and I have been trying to decide what colors to pain the house.  We have talked about lots of different options for our house, but I am not quite sure what to do.  Things always seem like a great idea in my head, and then once I act on them they never quite turn out like I hoped.  So, I am going to ask some advice and opinions of those who wish to give them.

My initial thoughts on painting our house were to do the base color of the house a light shade of grey, pain the scallops that are under the eves of the house white, and paint the front trim black because we have a black iron fence on the porch and our screen door  frame is black too. We would top it all off with a red front door.

I think the black trim is a little risky, but I thought it might frame the house nicely.  Another thought for the trim is to do a darker shade of grey so the contrast isn't quite so drastic.  Here is a mock up of what it could end up looking like.  I think it would give you a better feel if the garage door were closed (which is white).  The garage is nearly identical to what the house would be.  We plan to do a test run on half of the garage before we fully commit ourselves!

This is a rough sketch of what it will look like from the Sherman Williams Site



  1. I LOVE the house color and black trim! Maybe try a shade or two lighter on the scallops? I can't wait to see what you decide!

  2. I agree with Sara. I think the black trim will make the house look really sharp!

  3. I am glad you guys like it! It should look more like the scallops do at the top. We scraped them so that we can paint and in the simulator the paint didn't show up very well. It is growing on me, and I think it will turn out nicely! Thanks for your in put!