New coop color scheme?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bird/wire, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. bird/wire

    bird/wire In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2011
    So we got a new coop and we need to paint it to seal the wood etc. etc.....planning to lino the floor, install poop board...

    the big questions of the day:

    should I paint the inside or not? if I do I am leaning dark lino floor with glossy white paint on everything...or any fun color lino and doing no painting inside...

    and what color(s) to paint the outside? (definitely decided to not stain it and to go with paint)

    I'm thinking grey/grey trim with or white/grey trim or grey/white trim or maybe blue or turquoise or aqua with white trim?

    I'm buying paint in the morning...I'm so arrrgh about the color it might end up chartreuse at this point... ideas? links to cute color schemes?




  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Songster

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    Ours is grey with white trim...matches our house. lol As for the inside, I painted it all white. Should have done the lino on the bottom, but oh well...maybe for the next one. [​IMG]
  3. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Songster

    Aug 24, 2010
    Peoria, AZ
    The coop is painted Brick Fence w/ white trim (from Dunn Edwards)


    The walls are painted Lettuce Alone and the trim is Soft Amethyst (from Lowes)

    Linoleum found at Home Depot... came in a 6' x 8' roll.
  4. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    I vote for turquoise blue and white trim. Our coop is light turquoise with red trim.
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    My coop is a cute off yellow (it's called cornsilk-- more of a soft yellowy cream) with white trim. The inside is painted a bright orangy/yellow to keep it bright and happy. [​IMG] But whatever you decide to paint it-- DO paint the inside. It will protect your wood and make it easier to clean off. If this is your first go around with chickens.. you will be surprised at how dirty it gets in there. They fling poop everywhere, and a nice painted surface will be much easier to wash.

  6. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. [​IMG]
  7. popsicle

    popsicle Songster

    I always just go to my hardware store of choice and pick something from the mistints. Way cheaper and there is usually something that will work. I find it really helps with decision making, and I rarely regret the color.
  8. Lynndaybrown

    Lynndaybrown Chirping

    Sep 23, 2011
    I vote for blue. The more colorful the better

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