Our Most Asked Question – Our Exterior House Colors!



Of all the questions I get on the blog, one happens again and again.  And each time, I respond and let the reader know that I don’t have a good answer for them.  What’s the question?  What color paint did we use on our house, shutters and front door?




I am sorry to disappoint you, but our home is actually vinyl siding.  And the shutters are vinyl (and falling off in some places!).




I do have some good news for you though.  I can answer the color of our front door.  It is black.  Yup, just exterior paint in the very descriptive color of black.  And I do have one more piece of information that is helpful.  When we painted our sugar house and garage, we painted it to match.  That is also what we used on the floor of the porch.  Actually we used opaque stain instead of paint.  The color we used is Benjamin Moore HC 77 – Alexandria Beige.

Our shutters are a charcoal gray, but I am hoping to either paint them or replace them at some point with black shutters.




Hopefully that answers all of your questions, but if not, just let me know!





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25 thoughts on “Our Most Asked Question – Our Exterior House Colors!”


  1. I was going to guess Shenandoh Taupe. 🙂 They are similar but Alexandria Beige is a tad warmer. I know because I tried to paint my bathroom Shenandoh Taupe but it clashed with the woodwork so I then painted it Alexandria Beige and bingo! Perfect. It’s a beautiful color. Black shutters would look beautiful on your house! I enjoy your blog.

  2. I don’t know that I’ve seen the exterior before, and it is dreamy. I love the cozy porch and landscape.
    My burning question, what is the plant in different places on the porch? It’s so sweet.

      1. I went straight out and bought some. Thank you so much! If I can’t have your gorgeous house….I’ll settle for a plant. 😉 (or two)

  3. I love the colors of your home. I have been searching for a wall basket like you are using on your front door. Can you tell me where I would be able to find them?

    1. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by. The wall basket that I used on my front door is actually from a yard sale. Sorry I don’t have a better answer for you. Have a great day!

  4. Ok, so I noticed you didnt have great success with the rustoleum paint on your porch. My house is the exact same color and we are going to re-do our front porch this year. What product did you end up using? Your home is gorgeous!

  5. After looking at your website, I fell in love with your house color. Can you tell me what color your house is? What color your shutter is? And what color your front door is?

  6. What did you end up using to paint your porch floor. We’ve been unhappy with the porch paint we tried. Any suggestion?

  7. Laura, so very happy I found your blog I have been searching for photos online for houses having beige siding and gray trim. I have wanted to do this to my home and was unsure as to how it would look. Classic of course. I love the gray. It was either that or black. I think it looks beautiful the way it is. Thank you for your blog postings.

    1. Peg – the floor is opaque stain in Alexandria Beige and there are no railings except for the stairs. The stair railings are a white stain, but I do not recall what.

  8. I would like to know the color of your roofing singles? I have been looking for images of homes for sometime. You nailed what I have been wanting to do to my property. So cozy. Love the colors. Thank you.