Exterior Paint Colors

We have been thinking about exterior paint colors around here as the weather turns warm and we are spending more time outside.  My article for the Idaho State Journal on Saturday, April 19 was about Choosing Exterior Paint Colors.  You can find an online version of it here.

I have been experimenting in Photoshop to get a feel for some colors we might like.  Please forgive the less than perfect photo editing. My goal was to quickly see colors, not really render it exact.

Current Exterior: We want to make it more fun and a bit different.  I like my blue door, but am not against changing it at all.


My first thought: Navy trim, medium gray body, and a green (but not this green) door.

Not bad: first tried this with all the trim the gray color and it seemed pretty dark.  But we like it with the window and door trim white, with the roof trim charcoal.

Probably our favorite right now: Lighter gray trim, navy body, and a fun green door.

What do you think?  Have you seen any fun exterior paint combinations lately?

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