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Asked on Jul 14, 2018

Barn red house with white trim.....Any ideas you crafty folks?

M. K. M.GkSusan Hosmon-Hauser


I want a color other than white for my front door...but what the heck goes with barn red?? I'm an artist and I still can't figure this one out...Any ideas you crafty folks?

5 answers
  • Bonnie
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Dark green
  • Melissa Turner
    on Jul 14, 2018

    You could do black or gray

  • Susan Hosmon-Hauser
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Sage green

  • Gk
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Yellow might be pretty!

  • M. K. M.
    on Jul 14, 2018

    A fairly light brown stain with the same undertones? It would appear rather bright for a shade of the ‘brown’ family so you’d still have a nice contrast between the door and the house.

    Orr..if you’re into metallics, I was thinking of some type of burnished gold?

    My daughter is an artist and I think a LOT before adding decor or painting something to coordinate in my home. I’m a good visualizer! Lol. Even if you did go white, would you want something to balance out the two colours like a not too bright metallic trim? I was also thinking tin. You know how everyone (except me!:-) ) is into that galvanized stuff? That type of metallic would make your house look less glammy and more rustic (farmhouse as they say lol)

    Good luck!

    PS. I have also used pops of

    Teal or mustard yellow before (not bright) to balance the boldness of barn red colour in a room

    wait! How about a cream colour that is a diluted version of the red barn colour?

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