With the porch railing completed and the gutters added everything is in place to paint the exterior. We decided to use Muddled Basil (a dark green color) for the vertical siding and Messenger Bag (a lighter green color) for the horizontal siding. Green is a classic craftsman exterior color. We selected Maison Blanche (a cream color) for the window trim and the wood trim that separates the vertical and horizontal siding. We considered using a tan trim that matched the vinyl windows, but the tan color was not a good trim color to go with the green siding.
For the shake at the top of the entryway we went with Sommelier (a red wine color) to provide some pop as an accent color. The front and back doors will also be painted Sommelier. Maison Blanche was used for the railing and column trim. Muddled Basil was used for the vertical siding on the lower half of the railing columns. Sommelier was also considered for the column siding, but after trying out both colors on a column we went with Muddled Basil. All the exterior colors are Sherwin Williams colors. The Exterior Painting Gallery shows all sides of the house after painting completion.