June 10, 2013

Exterior Paint


The paint is peeling on our light yellow home and our summer goal (also last summer's goal)  is to finally put a fresh coat of paint on that bad boy.  I have been collecting exterior home images in varying shades of grey and these are some of my favorites: 
Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
I love the look of a crisp white home with only the shutters and door painted, but this can also look unfinished on certain homes.  I think it just depends on the style of the home.  I ruled the all-white look out.  Matt did, too.  I then thought a very light warm grey would be nice and we tested a few out on the house. I thought for sure one of these would work, but they all looked too yellow or mauve or green...not what I am going for.  I decided that it might be best to do a medium true grey (on the warmer side) - darker than I had planned, but I think it will look fresh and fun.  Plus, walking around our neighborhood I have noticed a trend in the light grey / beige color and I don't really like to follow the crowd.

 Do you have a tried and true grey paint that you love?  Please share!


9 comments:

  1. I love the lighter grey in houses 3 and 5! But it can come across looking a little sage green, which might not be the look you're after. I think a medium, slightly darker color would work and would look crisp and clean against white accents!

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  2. Grey is such a nice colour, especially a very light grey I find. It's got something very relaxing about it. xx

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  3. Most of the house owners choose gray or equivalent color, it just my experienced as a exterior painters.

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