Good Questions: Exterior Paint Recommendations?

Hello AT. We just bought this as a family vacation house in New Braunfels Texas, which is between Austin and San Antonio; it has great influences of casual, outdoorsy, artistic surroundings. It's in good condition, so I really just want to use paint and accessories at this point to help make it more interesting and contemporary, casual, and vacation-y...and less like my grandparents. What colors should I paint it (not the brick I don't think at this point, just the trim)? I thought ditching the shutters would be a good start too. And maybe staining all that concrete? Some contemporary yard art? All ideas appreciated. -- kathy

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