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Help! No idea what color to paint this old farmhouse!
April 18, 2014 in Design Dilemma
This old farmhouse has great bones, but needs a lot of work. When we bought it it had just been painted. But it seems that it was a quickie cosmetic job using lousy materials—a pre-sale facelift—and the paint is a disaster now. The problem is the roof. Half the house has a beautiful verdigris finish metal roof (not sure why the whole roof wasn't done—plan to paint the other half to match until we can afford to replace it with matching), and the only color that seems to work with it is white. What do you think of an off-white for the siding and a bright pure white for the trim? What tone of off-white would look best? Is there an obvious color choice I am missing? What color should the front doors be? I plan on adding functioning board and batten shutters, so any thoughts on that would be appreciated as well. Thanks so much for your guidance! I am in over my head here.