In the spring we had a knock at the door and it was a sweet couple that was wanting to know what color the exterior paint was. The first thing they said was "I know this is weird" and we told them that it was normal for us. I am always stalking people's houses for ideas. I drive by my favorite house in Auburn at least once a week and just drool.
Like with the interior paint color I'm not really sure what the exterior color is. It was painted by the previous owners and they didn't leave an extra can in the shed.
We did have to have some of the paint color matched and this is what the can looks like.
Not really helpful at all, I guess it was left outside in the rain. For the couple that showed up at our house I painted a note card for them to have color matched. I would be happy to mail one to you if you are really interested!
The brick paint color is closest to these colors, which in these pictures they don't look close at all, but they are similar.
All Benjamin Moore
Gettysburg Gray HC-107
Claire's favorite Squirrel Tail 1476
Our trim was already painted and there wasn't a paint color to be found so I had to custom mix a color. Just like real couture. I brought some samples home that looked like a close match and just mixed those until I got the perfect color. It wasn't the most fun project but it worked.picture from last fall
Our front door is painted black (obvs) but I wanted to do something different on the back doors. I went with Spanish Olive by Glidden.This photo is from 2010, before I painted the back of the house trim to match the front. It was stark white, now it is a soft cream to match the rest of the house. Much better!
I hope that helps the ones of you that have asked about our exterior paint colors.
Happy weekend & War Eagle!