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.)
marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says
The paint colors look wonderful and what a fabulous tool. I love this idea. Hugs, Marty
Designs By Pinky says
Love the colors you have chosen! That chip it thingy is GREAT!!! XO, Pinky
Debra Oliver says
really classic color combinations, love it! Great space above the garage, another fun space to decorate!!
Great colors for the house can’t wait to see the finished paint job! Have a great weekend.
Beautiful colors Anita! LOVE the style of your home too!Beautiful!
I can’t believe you’re already to PAINT! It’s looking so good!
Diane Jordan says
Hi lovely lady.
I also love the color for your house !! It is going to be Beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend with your family.
On Crooked Creek says
Love your paint choices, dear friend!
You are really progressing, nicely!!!
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Pretty colour choices. Very classic. I agree… the white does look choppy. Your choice makes it flow.
Can’t wait to see how you decorate the new space!
So exciting watching it come alive.
Deanne Langford says
Love the grey, we repainted our house a couple of years ago in a very similar grey, pf course here in Australia we have totally different paint companies.
Dayle @ A Collection of This and That says
Great choices! I love it already.
Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says
It looks wonderful Anita! Great choice! You must be getting so excited to move in!
Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait says
It’s all coming together so well, and your choice in colors looks great. Your research paid off! This is so much fun to watch the genesis of your new home.
Nice choices – colors AND corners. 🙂
Coming along beautifully, Anita.
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch says
Thanks!! It is getting exciting. I’m having to make lots of decisions every week now.
Lolly Jane says
Love your color choices! We are meeting with an architect tomorrow to finalize our craftsman style house and seeing your progress is getting me excited! :)Kristi
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
I’m catching up, reading through several of your posts. You’re going to have such a beautiful home. You must be thrilled!!
Pam Silar says
It looks great! I have a questions regarding the windows: did you I noticed that the windows are a part of the premium series and I was wondering if they are vinyl or another material?
The windows have wood sashes.
Looking for exterior window trim ideas and stumbled upon this blog. Nice job on the research! It looks lovely!
What are the exterior colors for the “city home”? The one with the grey bricks on the front steps. Thank you!!!
Derek, All the paint colors are found here https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2015/07/what-color-is-that-wall-and-more-questions-answered.html
Love this house! So the brick is Texas brick? Is it a tumbled brick? The colors are grey shingle, porpoise and natural choice? SW? Correct?
Sarah, I think the colors are correct. I believe the brick is Texas brick. Hope that helps.