Yesterday was a bit of a long day and pretty hot. The guys have been out there putting up hot metal siding and roofing, which looks great. While the scaffolding is up, Jeff wants to get all the soffit, fascia and window trim painted and installed as well, which means definitively picking our first paint colors. We have been thinking about going with a pretty bold color on the window trim to offset the rustic metal, so we didn’t want to take the decision lightly. I made a quick stop by JohnSarahJohn to get some color advice from master painter John Owen. See the attached photos for inspiration. After getting six samples, we decided on something a bit more neutral, Sherwin William’s Bracing Blue. We are getting the color added to a deck stain rather than just straight paint though, which will keep it looking a bit rustic along side the siding.