Exterior Paint Colors on a Colonial

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{thank you to art accent (c/o) for this beautiful watercolor of our home}

We are finallllly getting our house painted.  in a few months, after some repairs.  We had it pressure washed, which actually made it look 1000 times better, but it. is. time.  It’s been time!  I have a couple ideas rolling around in my head, and I’d love your input.  JB is colorblind, so the decision is mine.  This is when I’m especially thankful to have a blog, because I can ask YOU.

Our exterior now is a pale pink.  It surprises people that it’s that, but that is what it is.  It also has a ton of imitation colors where people did touch ups.  We have black shutters, a red door, and white trim.  I have to say I’ll be sad to see the red door go, but I don’t feel like it’s 100% me, so away it goes.

Something I am mostly sold on is white trim, and a white exterior.  BUT it’s the shutter and door color I am looking into.  And what I need your help with!  Though if you did a white/white trim combo, I’d love to know what color/brand you used.

Here’s some inspiration.

I am in love with this house.  Ours don’t have much in common.  But I love the shutter/door color.  there it is again.  i love it.


then I guess a bright blue door.  with black shutters?  navy shutters? // via southern living

this is probably the most “me”.  but I’d love to go bold with this shade door on the shutters.  via martha stewart.  

there’s also something about black shutters and a black lacquer door.  via The Zhush

What would you do?  I feel like the classic option I will probably never get bored with, but I’d love to take a risk too.  And any new combos you’d suggest?


ps:  More of our home on Southern Weddings today!!

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  • Reply Hannah

    I used to live right next door in the 2 story blue house before you moved to the street and I’m still in the area. I love the blue for the shutters. I think it’s not too bold and plenty classic and traditional but will give the house a lovely coastal Florida feel.

    May 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Steph

    I love that red door, but the light blue door and shutters would look so nice as well!
    Do it, it’s just paint!

    May 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Kara

    We are going to be painting our house soon too and I’m in the same delimma! Ours is a little 1950s stucco beach house on the east coast of Florida. I’m really drawn to the white with light blue shutters too. I’m excited to see what you decide!

    May 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Mary-Katherine

    Definitely a seafoam door, I feel like that is so “you”! I think it would look classic with navy shutters, though I also wonder if it might a little more bold with french blue shutters? In my head it seems like it would be soooo pretty!!

    May 23, 2017 at 11:32 am
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