Thursday, June 5, 2014

Exterior Paint Color Help

Our house is in desperate need of a paint update.  The trim is peeling and the color is just...blah.

This is a picture from when we first bought the house...there are more plants now and the chimney has been removed, but not much else has changed:

I think I am done with the red door...I imagine a dark, craftsman style door, kind of like this:

And we would like to bring the roof out over the door, but that is probably a ways down the road.  So my question is...what color should we paint the house?  Our new windows are a beige/taupe which somewhat limits our options {ie, true gray is not really a choice}.

Here's what I'm thinking...


Or...a beige gray {Sandy Hook is the color used below}:

And even though I said a true gray wouldn't work, I still love the look:


Clearly more work needs to be done, but I know a fresh coat of paint will help tremendously.  Any thoughts and recommendations are welcome!

xo natasha


  1. I like the first image and think it looks similar to your houses style. Can't wait to see the transformation!

  2. I like the beige gray. But the white would look great too. I like the door you pictured too!

  3. Oh, I loved the first image! The others are great as well but there's something about the color combination on that first house that just looked so pretty. :)

  4. I love white houses with Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray or Sea Salt shutters & front door

  5. They all look so good that I'm not sure what to pick! Love the inspirations photos and looking forward to seeing what ya'll decide!

  6. A new paint job is at the top of the list for us too! We are going for a dark grey look! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  7. Oh how I miss this house so much! I say classic white is always in style and crisp looking.

  8. i think the white house would look so fresh! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. Love the first image! We just had new windows installed on the front and sides of our home, so I am in the same boat. Trim color was a given-match the new aluminum clad windows, the shutter and door color-done, the siding...still testing!

  10. I want to always paint everything white so no surprise there! Your house would look so cute with an alcove above it and a porch! But why do that when you can build it next door!?

    1. This is true, but we'll probably be here for a couple more years, so I want to work on our curb appeal in the meantime!

  11. How great is that craftsman door!? Love the white, so crisp and fresh! Anddd we're officially old, nothing like getting pumped over new doors & paint! ;) xo

  12. I think white would be so refreshing!! And the dark door would be such a great compliment to it - it's amazing what paint can do!! Can't wait to see the end result!!

  13. Ohh I love the dark craftsman door you showed! Something similar would be so pretty. And if you went with white, it would really pop! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  14. I think it would look fabulous with a green/grey. That is, a lighter grey color with a green undertone to bring out the beautiful wilderness you live in :)


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