Friday, June 29, 2012

Exterior Paint Choices

Well I am back at it again with trying to pick some paint colors, but this time it is for the exterior of a home. As most of you know one of our businesses is flipping homes. My brother is a contractor so we have teamed up on a home to flip in the Raleigh area. The last flip took a span of 3 1/2 months to fix up and sell. That was a really quick flip!

The new home below needs A LOT of TLC and will take quite a few months to finish up.
We have torn off the siding and found some board and batten underneath. We decided that we are going to go with the board and batten rather then the vinyl siding. I think it will give the home some character and bring the value of the home up a little bit.

This is the current state of the place without the vinyl siding:

I know it doesn't look like much actually looks quite dumpy! HA! But, you just wait and see what we have in store for this beauty.

One of my first jobs has been to pick a color scheme that would fit the neighborhood and look classy. This neighborhood is quite old, but most of the homes have been updated and painted. It is a very trendy area to live in so we need to go neutral with a bold pop like the first picture below.

Here are some inspiration pictures I have been looking at:

Traditional Exterior design by Minneapolis General Contractor Stonewood, LLC

After a lot of samples and clicking through pinterest we chose the following color scheme:

Sandy Hook: Board & Batten, Brick Front
Chelsea Gray: Shutters, Shakes around door and in the peak
Glass of Milk: Trim
Milk Pail: Door

The only color that may change as we continue on this project would be the door color. I am not 100% completely sold. I think it is very classy, but we might go with something a little more bold.

As we complete some items in the home, I will keep you updated! It is going to be a challenging, but fun project!

Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. Love what you've chosen! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

    1. Thanks Christine! I can't wait to see the whole process come together and share it with you all!

  2. Amy! I love your blog, and I would love to be your Raleigh Realtor! Where is this house, I would love to see the finished product.

    Hope Tyler

  3. Thanks for sharing your blog.

    The colour of your home has a big impact on people's first impressions of it, so it's crucial that you pick best house paint colours that look good, and suit the home.


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