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Coop color- Does your coop paint match your house?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HouseMouseHens, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So were pretty much done with the actually building of the coop and now were thinking paint colors, since it's reused materials, and looks a bit terrible right now. So our house is White with a pretty ugly red trim (it's the color it was when we moved in and we did NOT choose the color). My husband is convinced that we need to paint the coop red and white to match the house, and so we decided on painting it red with white trim, opposite of our house. Thing is, I hate our house color, and really had my heart set on painting the coop bright apple green with white trim... Well when I was browsing the paint department at Lowes today, there on the discount paint rack was the PERFECT apple green exterior paint(and it's that expensive Valspar High Def too!) For $5. So I took that as a sign, and bought it along with the gallon of white paint for the trim. So my husband probably isn't going to be extremely happy, since he was set with painting the coop like the house. And he's not much of a "signs" person.

    So my question is, does your coop match your house?

    We live in a neighborhood with lots of funky old houses (most of Portland is like this) that are some wacky colors, so it's not like it would be this crazy thing to do. And it's not like you can see it from the street since it's in the backyard. AND it's not like we don't have this funky set of rainbow shutters across our driveway, so our house is already funky anyways...

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    This is what our house looks like:


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    And this is what the green looks like: I just slapped up a quick bit to get a sense of what it would look like. Don't mind the random white splashes I was just testing the white paint. All the trim with be white, including the windows doors and vents, as well as the wood for the run. It's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I think I like it!

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  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your house! I dream of someday moving to Portland. It is my barbie-dream-city. I long for real trees.

    I ended up painting my coop red and white like an old school barn. I picked the red with the most fun paint chip name, "indiscreet." It does not match anything at all. :)
     
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  3. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portland is amazing. I'm from Arizona (so a lot like where you are), and got so sick of hot and sun all the time. It's definitely not for everyone, as it does rain a TON here. But it's fabulous.

    We were planning on barn red with white trim like you. But it's not like THAT even matches out house, since the red trim on our house is a more of a faded red-salmon color. It's really terrible. I'd like to someday paint our house a different color anyways, I'm just not sure if we can because it's metal siding now wood.... Hmm..
     
  4. HouseMouseHens

    HouseMouseHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I decided to keep painting with the green so it would look really nice when my husband got home from work, and maybe he'd be more likely to like it. And it worked! He got home and was really surprised at how great it is!

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    It very obviously needs a second coat of the green, and to finish and (eventually) second coat the trim, but I think the color is really nice. Don't mind how awful my backyard looks right now. We are putting in a patio, and the coop and then cleaning up the yard and laying down sod, but we have to finish building first since there is wood scraps and tools everywhere. Haha!
     
  5. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I love your house...Your coop is adorable! Love the color. My last coop was bright red w/ white trim.. The house had a bright red door, white trim and was Driftwood grey... This house is beige w/ blk shutters and doors, white trim.... This coop will be Lemon yellow, white trim and have a Cobalt blue door.. I don't think it has to match-- It can be fun... or accent your house.. Glad your husband likes the color...
     
  6. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that green!!! It really looks great with the cedar roof. Our coop compliments our house colors as well. We have cedar shakes on our house, but my DH put bead board siding on the coop. It really just matches our windows, as you can see below. As you can also see, I have not gotten to the second floor windows. They are pretty high!! Facing our house, our coop is in the back yard on the right side.

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  7. chickobsessed

    chickobsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Love the coop! Wish i had the time to build something like that. It looks great.
     
  8. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our coop matches the house too, but reversed for the most part.

    White house with "celery" trim and "celery" coop with white trim. I really like it. Not too matchy-matchy but flows. I am working on a covered and enclosed run for them now, they free range, I found a $35 can of oops stain in a boring beige and the clerk was willing to retint to a color similar to the "celery" shade (I told her anything on that paint sample card would work-the one with 4 shades) Her mix is a tad more of a grey-green but looks great next to the coop and was $7.

    Looks like you could just paint the trim to match the coop or a similar green.
     
  9. kokeff

    kokeff Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful coops! Ours does not match our house, as our house is just a 1940's brick (bland) cape cod. I wanted our coop to look like a painted lady and have some character, so we chose a few colors! Wish our house was as colorful. Maybe next time...
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  10. farmerfogg

    farmerfogg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the green/white combo on your chicken coop! I think it's ADORABLE! And great job making your coop! :)
     

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