MY FAVORITE PAINT TIP || custom colors

There are so many tried and true paint colors floating around the internet.....SW Repose Gray, SW Amazing Gray, SW Alabaster, and the list goes on.  But, what do you do when those colors just aren't right for your space?!?  Have the color custom made!


Last year we painted the exterior of our home.  I was having the hardest time finding the perfect white.  Our white vinyl windows were a little bleached from the sun and I wanted a seamless look between the siding, trim and windows.

front door

After a few samples of white paint, we decided to just take the white screen to our local Rodda Paint.  They mixed a white that perfectly matched the screen.  Not too cool, not too warm.....just right! 


We did the same thing with our garage!  We wanted it to match our barn.  We took a piece of the stained cedar siding from the barn and Rodda Paint matched it, they came up with a perfect paint color!  I have actually done this for years....I have taken in Pottery Barn catalogs, fabric, flower petals and of course pictures! 

house exterior

I definitely recommend a local paint store versus a big box store's paint department.  The local paint stores typically have knowledgable staff and they are willing to mix colors and work with you.  Plus, I just love knowing the staff and building that relationship with them!  


In other news, and completely un-related to paint colors :), we added two dwarf nigerian goats to our family!  They are just the sweetest!!!


Meet Bean and Ruby!  They are brother and sister, and just about the sweetest little four legged creatures I have met.  We've had them for a few weeks now and I can easily find myself becoming the crazy goat lady.  I'm already planning how we can add more babies to our little goat family next Spring :}


The goats and chickens live together and it is the cutest thing to watch them play together!


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Wishing you a wonderful weekend!