I’m thrilled to finally share our exterior house color palette with you! The painters finished up last week, and I was able to snap a few pictures yesterday. We absolutely LOVE how it turned out. Let me share all the details with you.
BEFORE AND AFTER
You have been so sweet and encouraging, here and on INSTAGRAM throughout this process. I shared in an earlier blog post (find it HERE) how I narrowed down and ultimately choose our color palette. Let me remind you of the before.
The new paint has freshened up the exterior and I love the fresh and modern feel it’s given everything. You may remember we needed to choose from a list of exterior paint color palette options given to us by our home owners association. We did adjust the gray color from the approved color list (PLEASE don’t report us 🙂 ) Without further ado, here are the exact colors we went with.
OUR EXTERIOR HOUSE COLOR PALETTE
Our association color choices are all through a paint company called Dunn Edwards. I had a reader tell me that this is a company largely based out of California. I hadn’t realized that but I’m sure you could have there colors color matched at any paint store in your area.
Stucco, Eaves, Some Trim and Gutters were all painted Swiss Coffee by Dunn Edwards.
Some Trim and Back French Doors were painted Cavernous by Dunn Edwards.
Front Door painted Boothbay Gray by Benjamin Moore.
Side note-our house is a continual work in progress and we will be replacing that fountain soon.
The gray color that the association had approved was Cover of Night by Dunn Edwards but once we sampled it I thought it had too much of a green undertone. I’m so glad I didn’t settle with something that didn’t feel quite right and I sampled a few more grays until I found one I loved.
One of the biggest differences we’ve noticed with the new exterior paint is how more noticeable the stacked stone is now. The other thing we love is how the gray pulls out the gray pieces in the stone which we really prefer and mellows out the gold/orangey tones.
I painted the two very large terracotta pots, that flank the front walkway, to match the trim color. I will do a DIY post very soon on this simple project. It made a big difference in tying everything together. It only cost my $11 to do and I know pots this large would have cost hundreds of dollars to replace.
The front door color makes me SO HAPPY! I saw on Instagram that a friend of mine used this color on her front door and it was love at first sight for me.
Our wood front door looked a little tired and this was just what it needed to look fresh and new again.
It was well worth the 2 weeks of painters coming and going. We just couldn’t be happier with this exterior paint color palette. Thank you again for coming along on this project. I always value and appreciate your input and suggestions.