Your next job is to choose the correct colors. It can be frustrating picking the right colors so HERE is a link to a paint color cheat sheet. It’s always a good idea to choose colors that blend with nature and is not too harsh on the eye. While most people prefer to use dark shades as exterior house paint colors, keep in mind that darker the shade the sooner it will start to fade. Navy, maroon and chocolate are popular colors no doubt, but these colors tend to get affected by the sun and rain very soon leaving patches on the surfaces of the walls. Even if you want to touch up the faded spots at a later date, you might not be able to find the exact same colors after a certain time lapse. This is not to say that dark colors should not be used, you should however keep the above facts in mind when selecting the colors.
Sometimes it is very hard to evaluate your house while you are standing right in front of it. Taking photographs of the home at various angles, throughout several times of day and in extremely different light can allow you to look your home with a completely new set of eyes. From this particular perspective it’s usually very easy to tell which shades and hues will be most matching and which will not.
I had specified Rookwood Amber to be used on the details of millwork as well, which would have been a lovely detail, and would not have appeared over-decorated. Some of the column detail was done, but other details that were to have been done on the peak trim and some of the other decorative millwork would have completed the picture. Unfortunately this was not all done to specifications.