I'm so glad I found your blog! I love your advice about using subtle greens and am leaning towards SW6171 Chatroom or SW6150 Universal Khaki like you mentioned on one of your blogs. Can you please let me know if you think those colors will be OK with this house? I'm concerned that it won't look good with the Austin stone.
7507 Stone Lion- Lower stucco (from the horizontal trim down) and brick
7036 Accessible Beige- All other stucco and siding
7002 Downy- All trim, eaves, and top of brick
7647 Crushed Ice- Porch ceiling
7643 Pussywillow- Porch floor
Check out the home below, where they took a single color too far:
The home above needs at least two more colors-one for trim and one for shake siding. It honestly makes me sad to see such a beautifully classic home painted so incorrectly. (Am I the only one sad... are any of you about to cry out there?) Well, I can't end my post on such a downer- so I'll show you one more good example:
I say a minimum, and above is an example of how you could use two different colors for your trim.
These guidelines for painting the exterior of a home are not just for Craftsman homes. If anyone else has a similar project with any questions- just send me your photos. I love telling people what to do. ;-)