A few weeks ago I told you all that we’re in the process of getting our house painted–thank you crazy hail storm last summer–so I’ve been searching like a mad woman for farmhouse exterior paint color ideas. Now, let me be clear here, we do not live in a traditional farmhouse. Not even close. I sure wish we did, but what we’ve got is a kinda weird looking 1980s fixer upper. The exterior couldn’t be further from a traditional farmhouse, and honestly I’m not really sure what you’d call it. But I’d still love to choose a paint scheme that is similar to that of a farmhouse. White was my first thought–big surprise, huh? Well that ain’t so easy because there about about 832,301 different shades of white. Really, I’m not kidding. So naturally I’ve been souring Pinterest for paint color ideas and I’m excited to share my favorites with you all today. We gotta finalize these colors pronto, so I would really love to hear your opinion! Now, before we get into it, let me show you what the exterior of our home looks like now. Brace yourself.
I was right, huh? Kinda weird. We definitely aren’t winning any curb appeal awards around here. And do you recognize that yellow brick? Yep, that’s the same color our fireplace used to be before I painted it white a few months ago. It’s gotta go. I want to brighten the whole house up and that definitely includes the brick. So the question is what color do we choose…I’d love to do a leather brown shade for the trim, so I’m pretty much decided on that. But the main body color is my biggest struggle. Here are my favorite picks:
Sherwin Williams Oyster White
Sherwin Williams Chatroom
Sherwin Williams Useful Gray
Sherwin Williams Natural Choice
Sherwin Williams Alabaster (Fixer Upper home)
Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige
Sherwin Williams Dover White (Fixer Upper home)
Sherwin Williams Pure White (this adorable farmhouse belongs to Brittany York)
All right guys, those are my favorite picks. Our painter uses Sherwin Williams, so I had to stay in that brand, but I feel like I have some really great options here. Right now I’m leaning towards Oyster White, pictured in the first home, but I also love Alabaster. This is hard. How can white paint be so tricky?! I’m probably over-thinking it, but this is such a huge decision. I mean it’s not like I can just repaint the house if we don’t like it. No pressure!
Ok, so which color do you think would look best on our home? I’d really love to get your input. And I need to decide pronto! Painting will start soon, we’re actually hoping the whole thing is done by Thanksgiving. I’ll definitely be updating you with the final result and lots of before/after shots!
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