Paint colors for home in the woods;

zebramamaJune 23, 2013
Looking for some ideas for paint colors. Something that fits in with the wooded surroundings and colors that will not fade quickly. The front porch is raw cedar and I'd like to keep it that way. The caps on the porch railing are copper and will weather with time. I would like to really play up the raw cedar and the copper with whatever colors we choose. I originally posted a snow picture of my house a few weeks ago and could not figure out how to attach more images to my existing question so I have re-posted my question with some better pictures.
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Rockin' Fine Finish
How Hawthorne yellow from Benjamin Moore with white trim
    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:27AM
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Margo
Sorry but I rather like the color that it is, I find it a bit enchanting!
    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:31AM
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Riddle Construction and Design
I personally have had a home in trees such as yours and painted it army green with white trim and it looked great. So much so that I had multiple people stop by to ask the color of the paint. The raw cedar will not stay the red color it is but will silver over time. You may find it will need to be stained or painted eventually.
    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:32AM
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zebramama
Thanks for the input! To clarify, the cedar railings are stained with a semi-transparent stain to protect them since they do get some weathering with hard rain and snow, the siding that is under the covered area is mostly not sealed but is set far back enough that it is not directly exposed to the elements. I have not noticed a change in wood color since we have lived here, but will keep an eye out for it. The house is about 10 years old (hence the need to paint, paint has faded a lot and is peeling on the side of the house).
    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:49AM
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