illustrated version of farmhouse with paint dabs to show what colors went where
Photo: Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio (paint dabs)
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Toned Down History

"The colors are historically informed but a little less saturated than the ochers, siennas, and umbers of the period," Krims says. Gold pulled from the green siding highlights the shingled gable, and an earthy red—complementary to green—makes the front door pop.

Sherwin-Williams: Ruskin Room Green (clapboards), Mannered Gold (gable trim and shingles, balusters, spindles, stair risers), Paper Lantern (window trim, porch columns and rails), Fired Brick (door), Avocado (eaves, windows, porch brackets and skirt), and Dapper Tan (trim, porch fascia)
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