Hello, dear readers! It’s Leah Davis here… I will be taking over the blog this week while Kathy is out of town (when the cat’s away, the mice will play… in this case, just one mouse!). I hope you are all having a wonderful summer with your family and friends. I can’t believe September is almost here… I could not be more excited!! I just live for Fall weather.
With that being said, Fall coming around the corner means there is much to do. My husband, Jeffery and I just recently purchased our first home. It’s a 1974 brick ranch and we love it! It’s the perfect size and location for us. Our interior has been renovated and we are content on that front. But my next order of business is the exterior. I would LOVE to paint our brick (and also update our landscape design-but we will save that for another day!). So that’s what I need your help with today, sweet readers! I’m going to list out a few of my favorite paint colors and see what you think. I’ve been on Pinterest stalking exterior paint colors and this is what I’ve come up with. I love getting to ‘steal’ you away from Kathy this week for my own selfish reasons!! 🙂
Here is our little cottage… I’m still trying to decide on a proper name for it. Right now, let’s refer to it as the Davis Cottage. Feel free to give me your suggestions on that as well!
There is one thing I am certain of… I want a white house. We already have black shutters and a black front door which we will keep. If you’ve ever tried to choose a white paint color… you will know that there are SO many options. It gets quite overwhelming, even for this Interior Designer. But I’m hoping y’all can help me narrow it down!
Davis Cottage Inspiration
I just love how classic these houses look. How could you go wrong with chic black and white?!
Now that you’ve seen my inspiration photos… let’s look at some colors!
I want a very crisp, bright white. I don’t want a yellow or pink undertone. But there is a fine line between a crisp white and a stark white. I certainly want to find the right balance.
Right now, I’m leaning towards Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball. It’s so bright and beautiful. All White by Farrow & Ball is also gorgeous, it may be too bright? I also love Decorators White by Benjamin Moore. This is my interior trim color and I love it! It has a small hint of gray that tones down the white just a bit. White Dove is a great color that seems pretty fail proof. It’s definitely warmer but still in the running. Lastly, Wevet by Farrow & Ball. It’s also got a warm undertone, but maybe a bit too much yellow?
I know there are a million other white paint colors but these are the ones I’m most focused on at this point.
I would love to know if any of Kathy’s fabulous readers have white houses? I’m sure Mrs. Greeley will weigh in on my paint situation as well 🙂
Thank you for letting me take over the blog today, it is always a pleasure!