Repainting Coops... Coordinating Door Color? (Newer Pics,post #47)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have three coops. The main coop and the breeders coop are painted a green-gray with white trim and the original part of the main coop has a burgandy pop door. I want to paint them darker colors that will coordinate better with the little Firetower coop,which is done in forest green with burgandy trim. To help you, below are the coops as they are now.
    I did get some paint, which I thought was burgandy, but it's has a more purplish tone than red in it. Still, I'm going with it anyway because I think it will look fine with the dark green of the body of the coops. I have no idea what to do with the pop door in the original 8x8 side of the Clutch Hutch. Was wondering if I should leave white trim and the door the garnet color or maybe paint the trim of the pop door garnet with a navy blue door, like an accent color.


    This last pic of the original part of the coop shows the pop door best.

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I'd go with the opposit colors you painted the fire tower coop.

    Green trim and pop door. That dark red, garnet?, for the building itself.

    I also think the green grey is pretty. What if you trimmed with the paint you painted the fire tower and paint the pop doors/all doors the color of the trim on fire tower. Or the opposite order

    ETA--looked again, lol. If you arent going to change the color of the whole coop, I would go with the red trim and green popdoors. I think that will make the colors pop
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    First of all, your chickens have a beautiful view-lucky them!

    Secondly, I like your idea of painting the pop door trim garnet with the door itself the navy. I'm a big fan of color so anywhere it can be added sounds good to me!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I'm definitely going with the garnet red trim. An entire "red" building is a bit much for me (honestly, I don't like red, but bluish reds are okay) I have been working on that trim today. Haven't bought any other color yet. The Color Place at Walmart had a paint swatch that is called Dark Ivy and it seems to closely match the paint of the Firetower. The dark green will make the garnet trim look less purplish, I think. I just didn't know what the heck to do with the little pop door. I think that I've seen the combo of forest green, burgandy and with a navy blue accent door somewhere, but wasnt sure if I dreamed it or not.

    I'm going to eventually repaint our house in those colors, I think, though I'll forgo the garnet in favor of a real burgandy. Seems it will go well with the woodsy property. The catch is that I hate painting and have joint swelling that makes it really hard to do work like this.

    easttxchick, thanks. I like the private, mountain location.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Been painting the white trim with the Victorian Garnet paint, though I haven't bought any dark green for the body of the coops yet. This is the old green-gray color it's been for years. What do you think? I think I'll paint the white trim around the pop door with the garnet and paint the center panel of it a navy blue. Had to replace some rotten trim (dirt washes down the hill against the building, but we dug out a moat in front of the building and will have to do more to keep that away). The trim needs another coat, so keep that in mind and visualize the garnet trim against dark ivy green.

  6. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Cynthia, I love the Garnet color with the grey, lol.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It looks a bit odd to me, but I've been looking at the same color scheme for almost 4 years, LOL. The reason I took a pic was to really see it and sometimes pictures give me a different perspective. I do sort of like the garnet with the green/gray color, but it needs painting again anyway, so thought I'd more match the Firetower, maybe darker or more sage green. Have to do the other coop the same colors, so I have alot of painting to do! If the weather would just cooperate....
  8. OutdoorFun4

    OutdoorFun4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Southern Maine
    I would go ahead and try to match the fire tower. I think it looks very "Arts and Crafts", and really like that color combination.

    A mission style nest box and you're done!

    Very nice matter what color you choose.

    Good Luck!
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, Shawn! I like Arts and Crafts, but never really thought of this coop that way. I appreciate your input! Hopefully, this is the last time we have to paint these coops for years! I think I've repainted them every single year since they've been built.
  10. Flintrock

    Flintrock Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
    Flint, TX
    This is our coop color combo.

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