Remember the Tour de Paint, click here, that we took recently in my new neighborhood? I went looking for paint colors that I liked. I had decided I wanted a gray color so I only took photos of gray houses.
When I looked at my photos, I wanted to know what paint color was on the houses, and I couldn’t very well knock on every door to ask them, so I used a totally cool tool from Sherwin Williams called LetsChipIt. You can take a photo like the one above and it adds the color swatches on the right. Isn’t that the best thing since sliced bread?
Now I’m going to show you all of the houses that were on our paint tour with the swatches attached, just in case you wanted to know. I already had my paint picked out, but I thought you would love this tool, so here we go.
So what did we decide to paint our house? This was much more difficult that I thought it would be. The builder had my color choices painted on the house so I could see larger swatches.
In the end we chose the following Sherwin Williams paint colors…
Gray Shingle – siding
Porpoise – window sashes
Natural choice – trim
I’ve always dreamed of having an extra space like this one, and the possibilities are endless. Someone suggested I use it for my craft room/office. Wow, that sounds awesome.
We used a dark paint for the window sashes, but a white for the trim around the windows.
And here’s a photo of the back of the house. One of the things I did differently from the typical craftsman style houses, is to paint the trim on the corners of the house the same color as the siding.
Most of the homes on our home tour above have the corners painted white. Like this one below. I liked the corners being the same color as the siding, since it gave the house a cleaner, simpler look. I thought the white on the corners kind of chopped up the look.
So if you haven’t played with the LetsChipIt go check it out. (Not a sponsored post.)