My coop is in progress! Need ideas for colors :D

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SunGryphon, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. SunGryphon

    SunGryphon In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2013
    Decatur, AL

    Ignore the weird staircase contraption in the back!

    Here's the first half of my coop, the human area (for storage). The chicken area is already built but it got too dark to take a picture.

    I'm going to be getting a metal roof on it.

    I need ideas for colors! I love bright colors and I want something fun, but I'm having a hard time deciding what color combination to do. Ideally it will be broken down like:
    Doors, shutters
    Roof/flowerbox - but possibly the roof could be the same color as the trim or the door!

    Thanks in advance :)

  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    I think that coop would be super cute with a golden yellow color against a bright barn red. :)
  3. SunGryphon

    SunGryphon In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2013
    Decatur, AL
    All finished!

    Storage area on left, coop on right with nesting box.

    Pop door.

    View from inside the storage area into the coop.

    Less than a week from plan to completion, I was really lucky to get my hands on a fantastic contractor!
  4. yellowchicks

    yellowchicks Chirping

    Jun 27, 2014
    My Coop
    Love the red metal roof! Color really depending on your tastes, and can express your personality. Go to the BYC "Coop" section to browse through the coop pages to get some inspirations. There are some really good "why didn't I think of that" creative color schemes.

    For my coop, I chose the colors that are complementary to our house, but subtle enough to blend into the background if seen from the roads. We have a very small lot and don't have a fenced in yard, so a very discrete "curb appeal" was important to us.

    Our coop has the same siding and roof colors as the house. The window trim is a similar color as the adjacent plum tree, very close to our house' shutter color as well. I added a highlight green edging color, a dark "chicken poo" color for the interior of the nest box, and a hunter green for the run. Inside the coop is where the "crazy happy" coral color in full brightness, can be seen when the coop door is opened. All in all, plus the white wood primer and the mute green stainless steel primer, I applied 9 different colors in our little coop & run. However, at first glance, you probably won't see all that craziness, just 3 colors at most.

    I would suggest that you pick a couple main wall colors that will complement the roof, then find the trim colors that will complement each wall color. Get some samples colors and tape them onto the coop, take a look to see which pallet looks good with the surrounding and looks good to you. Then just go for it! Have fun painting!

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