I saw this cottage makeover yesterday (the before pic is so covered with shrubs that it’s not worth posting) and I’ve been swooning over the shutters ever since.
Here’s what I’d like you to notice about the colours. The main body colour is basically a gray/brown (BM Iron Mountain) but the shutters painted in BM Pale Avocado bring it to life and give it a sophisticated cottage feel.
If the shutters were simply the trim colour, it would just look trendy and therefore not the best colour for just any cottage.
Speaking of Iron Mountain, (which happens to be one of the Darks in my VIP Collection of large samples), it’s a really pretty soft gray/brown which makes it a perfect accent colour for doors with espresso floors as you can see by this photo above.
Check out this pretty front door transformation, with the addition of the crown on the top and new hardware, it’s a miracle from what it was before : )
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