Tuesday, July 5, 2011

time to freshen up!

I have a little white ranch house with faded burgundy shutters and door.  Sounds awesome, right?  It's been that way for 4 years and it is time for a change!!!  I just can't decide what I want to do, though.  I love houses that have bold dramatic colors but the practical side of me shies away from them for my own home.  With a huge driveway repair coming up I need to leave the house white and just pick a paint color for the shutters and door.  Sounds simple.'s not!

Here is my house as it currently stands- in need of fresh paint on the shutters and a good pressure washing.  What I know for certain is that I don't want another dark color on the door.  I want it to be welcoming and cheerful!

Here are some of my favorite options.

---White with green shutters-
Country Living


---Blue shutters---


country living


---yellow shutters---

I also like white with grey shutters!

Yeah, I know this is an interior but I really love the grey against the white!

what to do what to do???  Any brilliant suggestions?


  1. I think Ben Moore's Louisburg Green HC-113 would work well on your shutters/door. You have to be extra careful about undertones in exterior colors - whatever the undertone, it will POP out in the sunlight. This green has really good undertones that stand up well to sunlight - I recently used it on an exterior. Keep in mind that it will appear lighter than it looks on the swatch, again because of the natural sunlight. If you go much lighter than that, it'll read pastel. Only my humble opinion! :)

  2. I'm with Kristie - that color will look fresh without going "crazy color" or being something you're sick of in a few months. I like the bright turquoise in the Country Living pic, but I think it's better suited for a coastal home. I can't picture it in Tennessee in January. Good luck with whatever you decide!

  3. Louisburg Green is a great color, Krisi! I also really like Central Park and LilyPad.

  4. Lorie, I wonder what is says about me that my favorite exteriors for houses are all coastal colors? Maybe I should be moving to FL... :)