Exterior Makeover - Painting

So Chris and I have been busy putting a bit of time (and money!) into making over the outside of our house. There are so many reveals to come, but here is a little sneak peak at what we have been up to...

First of all, we (finally!) had sod installed in our back yard.  We actually have a back yard now, as opposed to that dirt pit filled with weeds.  (Reveal coming soon, I promise!)

Then, we decided to paint our hideously red deck.  There may be more painting involved soon, as we don't know if it will match well with the color we chose to paint the house (husband is really excited about that possibility.)  .

And finally, we are having our house painted as we speak!  I don't have any sneak peak photos of the actual house painted, but here are the colors we chose.  

Here is a little sneak peak at what the house looked like before paint...

We chose this gray for the main part of the house.  We tested out a few grays that were darker than this, as we did want it to be quite dark, but they were surprisingly intense.  This was a great compromise; dark without being overwhelming.

Cool Neutral Color Family. Online Paint SW 7072 by Sherwin-Williams.
 { online by sherwin williams. }

We chose tricorn black as the color for the doors.

 { tricorn black by sherwin williams. }

And we went with the straight-forward extra white for the trim.

 { extra white by sherwin williams. }

I hope to share the reveal photos by early next week once it is all finished.  It is surprisingly difficult to choose colors for the exterior of a house.  It is hard to imagine how it is all going to look when it is finished. We hope we like the end result... eek!

Also, stay tuned for the back yard and deck reveals coming soon after!