Coop Color Help Needed

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FL-chick, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. FL-chick

    FL-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the Garden Coop plans and this is my first construction project. I'm awful with picking out colors and I'm hoping you guys can help. For reference here is a coop that I love... http://www.thegardencoop.com/blog/2012/03/16/california-garden-chicken-coop/#more-2253

    I already painted the white pine lumber for framing...the color I believe is called Antique Farmhouse. I also bought a stain (Cabot's Australian Timber Oil in Jarrah Brown.) I tested the stain on a scrap piece of pine. Although I'm going to use cedar for the rest of the wood.

    Here are the colors...

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    I'm not going to change the color of the frame since I already did so much work on it. Would it look good if I used the stain on the henhouse and door, and then used a lighter paint (maybe light yellow or teal) on the purlins, rafters, and windows? Or does the stain and paint color really not go together??
     
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  2. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me the colors don't work together, but I am no designer either :) I would prefer a darker green or farmhouse red color to go with the antique farmhouse color.
     
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  3. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the colors of the paint and stain together, I think it will give a nice contrast between the two. Post some pictures of what you decided on.
     
  4. Rnbwbrite1207

    Rnbwbrite1207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you add a darker accent color like a cranberry or hunter or a dark teal it could really bring the two together.
     
  5. FL-chick

    FL-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Does either this blue or cranberry work?

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  6. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like! Find a reason to use both. The blue provides a good contrast and will be a wonderful accent color. The cranberry matches the stain rather well.
     
  7. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm. I think I like the blue the best against the stain.
     
  8. FL-chick

    FL-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugh! I don't think I like either. The cranberry looks magenta in the sun. Too bright. The blue looks.... I don't know. I just don't like it. My husband is going to kill me if I keep buying unreturnable paint at $36/gal.
     
  9. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy pints!
     
  10. FL-chick

    FL-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    McKinneyMike - do you have color suggestions?
     

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