|July 19, 2013||Posted by mamasdance under The Cottage|
I have been saying for what feels like quite some time, that we would like to clad our house in “blue” with white trim and natural cedar. The things is, there are so many different types of blues, and narrowing down the right one is a big decision. It can’t be too dark, too light, to green, to grey… you see my dilemma? I took a visit to Benajmin Moore’s store yesterday, to talk logistics and finish options. I am not fully certain we will go with Benjamin Moore, but their solid stain selections are certainly in the running. They are available in all of the bejamin Moore colors! I am planning to use an oil based product for the natural cedar, either a transparent or slightly tinted stain. On that note, I had been thinking of Sikkens, but the color dude at BM said they have changed their formulation in the the last year to a hybrid product, and he wasn’t confident to stand by it’s performance… any one with a word on that?
Ok, back to Blue.
After bringing a few options home and looking at them with Matt, I decided to peruse the Benjamin Moore Web Site for color options. I have to admit my affinity for BM, in part comes from following the journey of Sharon Grech, who is a designer and BM spokesperson… you may recognize her from guest spots on Cityline. Also if you read Young House Love, they have a selection of their top color picks. I used the handy BM Colour Gallery to peruse my options, and this did help to narrow down some of my top picks! Here are 8 of my favorites (at least my favorites for today!)
I would like to pair whichever blue we choose with nice crisp, warm white trim, perhaps something like this:
It’s a little hard to read white on a computer They all seem to look a bit grey or a bit beige… but, it’ve lovely on my swatch next to winter’s eve! Next step is to choose our top 3 blues and buy some samples! I am not leaving nearly 3000sf of siding to chance… yay!!! What is your favorite? Do you prefer the navy route, greeny/blues… crisp ocean tones? I would love to have you weigh in!
You can view some of my other exterior related posts for the cottage here: