Exterior Paint

It is time to paint our house and we are planning a BIG change in color. We have driven around many neighborhoods to get ideas and agreed on painting the house brown with white trim, black shutters and a red door. The pictures below are the inspiration.  The first picture is from Better Home and Garden
Exterior paint brow with white trim and red door
The house below is several blocks from our house. I had to go knock on their door and ask them the paint colors. They are from Dunn Edwards and the brown is a special order mix.
Exterior paint from Neighbors house

Our house has been the same color for twenty years so we are nervous about this change. As you can see in the picture below, we are making a drastic change.


Our house is currently being prepared for the paint as you might notice in the picture. The reveal will come next weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.



19 thoughts on “Exterior Paint

  1. Hi Marie….we have also been searching for the “right color” to paint our home. I love the color of the home in your neighborhood. I know you said it was a special order Dunn Edwards paint, but by any chance, do you know the name or number of that special order or any other specific information? ~ Sandi

    • Hi Sandi,
      The owner of that house in my neighborhood gave me a sample of the brown paint. He just painted some onto a white piece of paper and then Dunn Edwards was able to match it for me. I could do the same for you if you like. Let me know and then I will get your address.

  2. Hi Marie, I would really like a paint sample of your house. Our painter can’t get the color by looking at the picture. Do you know the mixture? Please contact me a.s.a.p. Thank-you!

  3. Didn’t realize I posted twice until now – sorry. Marie, thanks again for sending the sample of the color. We’re very excited to get our house painted, although the roof will be put on first in just a few weeks. We’ll take some before and after photos and send them to you once it’s done.

  4. Marie, have you finished your house painting? I would love to have the color as well if you could email me the mix. Thank you, Michelle

    • We are finally getting this paint job done beginning tomorrow. I’ll post pics and Ed, I’m going to home depot now to buy the paint for the painters. I’ll send you the mix since we’ve had it color matched already. The brand we’re using is Behr.

  5. I love the exterior of the home in the first picture. I have a painter and am ready to go. I know this an older post but hoping you get this post. Can you email me the mix of the brown from Dunn Edwards??

  6. Hello, my name is Kathy. My husband and I really love the body color of your home on the top picture. The one picture above the home with the American Flag. We would really appreciate it if you could send us the name of the color. We are painting next month Nov. 2016. I know your site goes back to 2013 I hope you see this.Thank you again for your time.

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