Friday, October 14, 2011

House Paint Colors

You may remember our decision to restore the cedar shake and clapboard siding on our house.  It was really, really bad for a while, a long while, but it is now finally starting to get put back together!

One of the exciting things about it moving along is that we got to pick out new paint colors for the house.  I found the process of picking paint colors to be rather nerve wracking because I want to get it just right!  I want the house to be simple, pretty, classic, welcoming and warm.  Is that too much to ask?  We chose to go with gray for the house, white trim, black shutters and a red porch!

There are so many variations on the color gray!  I didn't want a taupe gray or a blue-gray or a green-gray but rather a warm true gray, and I think I found it in the Benjamin Moore historic house colors.  We are using two different grays for the top and bottom of the house but the difference is very subtle.  We are keeping our red porch but using a brighter, truer red.  Our shutters are already black and we are keeping with our white trim.  Of course, I couldn't seem to get a very true picture of the colors but hopefully you get the idea.

8 comments:

  1. Grey with white trim is what I would have chosen for our old Iowa farm house if given a choice! Your deliberations were worth it. Keep the update photos coming!

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  2. It is going to be stunning!

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  3. Gray certainly matches anything. The white trimming is a perfect accent, I must say. I'm looking forward to seeing how this would turn out.

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  4. Hi, I am painting my house this month and looking for the perfect gray. The Ben Moore you choose looks just like the look I am going for. Could you please share the color names? I am overwhlemed with all of the choices! Thanks

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  5. Hi, I am painting my house this month and looking for the perfect gray. The Ben Moore you choose looks just like the look I am going for. Could you please share the color names? I am overwhlemed with all of the choices! Thanks

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  6. Hi, I am painting my house this month and looking for the perfect gray. The Ben Moore you choose looks just like the look I am going for. Could you please share the color names? I am overwhlemed with all of the choices! Thanks

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  7. Now that the gray is up on the house and we have lived with it, I can honestly say that we really love it. We actually used two grays (but they are very, very close to one another). Stonington Gray (HC-170) and HC-169 are the two that we used. We couldn't be happier with them!

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  8. That will turn into a stunning and well painted house.

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