illustrated farmhouse in blue scheme with paint dabs to show which colors went where
Photo: Brian Henn/Time Inc. Digital Studio (paint dabs)
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Lanscape Friendly

"Blue is a cool color, and cool colors recede into the landscape," says architectural color consultant Bonnie Krims. "Light blue actually makes the house look and feel bigger."

Glidden: Heritage Home (clapboards), Blueberry Hill (gable trim and shingles, balusters, stair risers), Egret (trim, windows, porch columns and rails), Midnight Haze (spindles, porch skirt), and Hemp Gold (eaves, door, porch brackets).
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