Angela wants some advice from our community: What Color Should I Paint My House? Or leave it the plain wood, which is currently sealed in low VOC weatherproof coating? Day, night and sunset shots attached. THANK YOU !!!
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Leave it plain wood, and paint all the window frames white, along with the roof frame edge.
I'm fond of the plain wood. Those windows on the west (?) side of the house are quite dramatic. Would love to see what it looks like on the inside.
totally unique - please leave as is.
The wood is beautiful, I would keep it plain. That said, I would suggest painting the trim around the windows so it would create more contrast with the wood.
I wouldn't paint it.
No Paint! Just continue sealing it.
Don't paint the siding, but have fun with the trim and eaves. I'm thinking terra cotta/orange or citron/pistachio.
I agree with not painting the siding. The trim could definitely be fun, though.Emily
Yeah, I like the natural wood. Looks great as-is.
Do not paint it. Leave it!!!
The wood looks lovely, but painting the trim, eaves and door would make it look even better. I'm thinking black trim with a dark red door or dark green trim with the door painted an eggplant color.
i agree, don't paint it! you'll just have to keep repainting it every couple of years if you do. looks excellent as is.
yeah do not paint! its so pretty like it is. just pick your favorite bold colors for the door and trim! you'll be so glad later on that you left the wood pretty like that.
Painting is expensive, and needs to be redone every few years. With the economy so dicey, I'd leave it as low maintenance as possible. It looks lovely as is. And you can always change your mind later.
Repeat leave as is totally beautiful
It's so gorgeous!If you're nature-lovers, you could do a stain over the wood, so it has colour but still woodgrain. I would consider the colour of the nearby coniferous trees and do something in harmony with them, to make the house blend in with the nature around it. The house looks big, so I would go darker.I think more landscaping would be awesome. Not anything rigid like a hedge or flowerboxes, but a few gorgeous trees along the sides and framing the house. Get ones that flower at different times of the year, and you'll have ever-changing colour. It'll help ground the look of the house.
I agree....gorgeous! leave as is!
A deep dusty Barn Red or white. Something that honors its roots.
Leave the finish as is, it looks great.Do work on the landscaping though... the outside really *is* just as important as the inside of the house.
I love it, but think that a colored door/trim would be fun in a green, red, or navy
black with white shutters
leave it. it's beautiful. if you long for something crazy, go nuts on the door.
leave it. the suggestions about the trim are nice, though, and the door, too, could be a colourful exclamation mark. but the wood is just too gorgeous to paint over.
paint it all--including the trim--barn red or dark gray. it'll lend it a modern feel. we did something similar for a client and the result was very nice; especially at dusk with the windows lit up.
Guess I'm in the minority. The problem with plain wood is that it starts out looking fabulous, but often quickly discolors in an uneven and unattractive way, even if treated. Unless you live by the ocean and get the resulting beautiful silver tone from the salt air. Don't know where your house is, but take a look at other unpainted houses and fences in the area to see how they have aged.I think a white or cream color would be in keeping with your home's barn/farm look. Opaque stains look like paint, but last far longer because they slightly permeate the wood rather than sitting on top. Good luck.
Being in the minority doesn't mean you're wrong. ;)
Could also see a great earthy gray.
Since it loks like a modern brn.. paint it barn red!!!! and accent as you wish perhaps copper.. Fin Paints of Europe red door The best red for wear ever!
It has such a simple form. I would paint it all white, which would really bring out the structure's Shaker-like simplicity.
I would paint it dark gray or dark red and I would change out that front door.
Leave the siding and door , paint the trim (maybe a dark sage?) so that we know it's finished.
OK, I would go dark gray almost black, trim doors and windows white.Or do a mix of white and wood.http://plastolux.com/modern-rebuild-single-speed-design.html#more-110Ok I'm done
Check into colored wood stains instead of paint. A lot easier to maintain/redo than paint.Maybe ask someone to do some photoshop magic on the photos to help you decide.
looks great as is!!
Agreed with the rest on not painting the siding but going wild with the trim and doors. I really like the idea of a dark red, or maybe a navy.
i think you should emphasize how elongated this little house looks.either do a subtle gradient from top to bottom. or vertical stripes.
Keep it simple! All white. If it seems too stark later on....you can always add shutters.
leave it plain. it looks great as it is.
Leave the wood and paint the trim white or red. If you do want to paint the wood, go with something Norwegian - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen
Oooh! I'm looking forward to a new photo with the red door and white trim. I bet it looks sharp!
Because the house is larger- dark grey would be beautiful and more modern. It would make everything pop, especially the landscape (imagine how beautiful with lots of snow- if you get lots of snow). I think remaining trim should stay natural or a wood color.
Do. Not. Paint. It.But a cobalt blue door would look really nice.
DON'T PAINT IT!!!!It's beautiful as it is!
White trim and door and let the wood weather to a natural gray.
First thing I did to my cedar home was take off the shutters and add window boxes and I love it. Even in the winter my window boxes are my favorite things to see as I walk towards the house. I fill the bottoms with hay and have heaped pine cones (from my own pine trees) into them with a few spray painted gold for the holidays.
Black with white trim!
Leave it as it is - such beautiful wood! But maybe a pretty green for the trim/eaves?
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