I'm on the fence about whether we do the Dulux Peppercorn Rent trim or not. But I do like it though. The main colour of the house will definitely be white, so it is only the contrasting trim we need to worry about.
We had been thinking about charcoal black which was recommended by some readers. And Littlemissairgap (can I call you Airgap?), if only it were possible to recreate the colour of an Oreo biscuit in a paint tin? I'd buy it too.
Also, there were two dreaded words mentioned by Jenny, as a cautionary reminder - Mission Brown. Remember Mission Brown? Slightly reddish brown. The colour of the 70s and 80s.
While the rest of Australia is on a mission un-brown, undoing the colour sins of the past, Jason and I paused briefly at the premixed 15 litre tin of Mission Brown in Bunnings....then quickly moved on again. Yes, it is too soon to dally with this shade of brown.
And this is the precise reason why I'm hesitating with the dark steely grey blue colours. I like them, but I fear that they will be the mission brown of the noughties and 2010s...
Just to reassure you all, Jason's spot of impromptu house painting on the weekend will be limited to the back deck, at this stage.
The back railings need to be repainted anyway, as they are flaking, so it is an opportunity for us to sample different trim colours before painting the rest of the house. I fully expect the exterior painting to be a long drawn-out process and will let you know how we progress.