A dear friend of mine moved into the Glenmary area so her family could be near her aging mother. She has made the interior of the home reflect her updated Shabby Chic style, but wanted the exterior to have the same feel. Once she got approval from the Homeowner’s Association, she asked if I would help her select paint colors for the brick, trim and front door. Originally the exterior was a combination of your basic red brick on the front and siding on the other three sides. After a good pressure wash, we determined that the siding was in good shape and a color we could work with. We matched the undertone on the siding with Benjamin Moore’s Elmira White (HC-84). This is a wonderful color that I have used inside and outside of homes. For the trim, we decided to go with a taupe color and used varying shades of Sherwin Williams’ Anew Gray (SW7030). I believe in making a statement with your front door color so we popped it with Benjamin Moore’s Buxton Blue (HC-149).
The homeowner added more personality to the front of the home with an unique fountain, window boxes, and planters. This exterior of the home is now as welcoming as the people who live there! Enjoy!