Oh farmhouse how I adore you just as you are. I promise! You’re just so….pastel.
Lets enhance you a bit, shall we?
Step 1. Eliminate the green & pink. I know someone at some point had plans just as I do for this house and their dream was a pastel victorian style beauty. Although the colors are sweet, its not my style. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for the perfect new creative palette and every single time the winner is classic white. And for the barn? Red of course. Not too creative or trendy but I really want it to be classic and similar to what it probably was way back when. I mean, just look at this example I found on Pinterest. It just takes your breath away!
So white it is. And I think with the brownish/reddish(?) roof we can do black shutters. Maybe cedar. More on that later.
FYI, choosing white paint is HARD! I failed to research beforehand and went into Lowes (an hour and a half from where we live, so not a quick trip back and forth) planning to just stroll up and get ‘white’ and call it a day. One hundred choices later, I settled (and I DO mean settled because my eyes were getting burnt from the brightness of staring at white paint cards for 45 minutes) on the color “Marshmallow” from the HGTV Home Line. I really had no idea if this is “it”, but again after 45 minutes and my husband and the kids breathing down my neck to leave, its what we ended up with.
When I got home I did a little more research on the color I chose and I think it’s gonna work nicely (hopefully because we bought 10 gallons..). Its not bright white but a nice medium white. It has a red undertone which I really didn’t want, so we’ll see if that shows up when its on the house!
So, here we go. Stay tuned for the update!