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Playing around with your shed colors

August 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Shed Styles

I have to admit that most of the sheds I sell are relatively boring. I’m not referring to the layout as door and window placement is important with regard to the functionality of the shed. I am talking about color schemes.

The majority of the customers I speak with each day are interested in matching the color scheme of their home. Of course this is completely logical. I mean it only makes sense to match the color scheme of your house so your shed doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb. On the other hand there are a handful of customers who go completely nuts with their color scheme. Believe me when I tell you that I have seen some of the most bizarre color combination’s imaginable! Of course I’m not the one who has to look at their shed every day.

So I was playing around with some storage shed color schemes today. I need 50-70 sheds for the Big E, a 17 day long fair in Massachusetts which starts next month and some more for our stores. Here are a few of the color schemes I came up with.

clay designer
This is a popular color scheme. A bit bland but the clay paint color allows the shed to blend in when abutting trees etc.

gray blue clay white
Saw a storage shed with this color scheme leave the lot today. I like the blue/gray contrast. The clay door looked out of place to me at first but after looking at the shed for a couple of minutes it grew on me. The navajo white trim gives the the color scheme a little more “pop”.

Popular storage shed colors
Another customer favorite! Just had a couple of sheds with these colors arrive in inventory and customers comment on how much they like the colors. Of course many who like the colors end up just going with their house colors when they place their order but overall I would say this is in the top 5 most popular color schemes this year.

Although these were/are popular colors I began thinking about going out on a limb and mixing things up a bit. Who knows maybe I’ll hit on some other colors that people will absolutely love! So I played with some colors today and here is what I came up with and why.

Ok so these colors aren't totally crazy. Blue is popular and the white really jumps off the shed. The blue roof may be a bit much but I happened to be reading about the L.A. Dodgers when I put these colors together. I'm on the east coast but who knows maybe there are some Dodgers fans looking for a shed (or any other sports fan whose favorite team is blue and white.
Ok so these colors aren’t totally crazy. Blue is popular and the white really jumps off the shed. The blue roof may be a bit much but I happened to be reading about the L.A. Dodgers when I put these colors together. I’m on the east coast but who knows maybe there are some Dodgers fans looking for a shed (or any other sports fan whose favorite team is blue and white.

Back to the blue roof again. Have baseball on my so this is my attempt at drawing in some Cubs fans or patriots fans for that matter although the blue is a little light for the patriots.

Back to the blue roof again. Have baseball on my so this is my attempt at drawing in some Cubs fans or patriots fans for that matter although the blue is a little light for the Patriots.

Red Sox shed? Maybe? Cut me some slack I only have so many colors to work with.

Red Sox shed? Maybe? Cut me some slack I only have so many colors to work with.

Staying along the red white and blue them how about an Independence Day shed? Think these will be a big seller?

Staying along the red white and blue them how about an Independence Day shed? Think these will be a big seller?

For those who REALLY get into decorating for Christmas. The Christmas shed makes a GREAT gift!

For those who REALLY get into decorating for Christmas. The Christmas shed makes a GREAT gift!

Back to the sports theme. If you can't guess this is my Boston Celtics shed. Being that I am in Massachusetts this color scheme is a sure thing!

Back to the sports theme. If you can't guess this is my Boston Celtics shed. Being that I am in Massachusetts this color scheme is a sure thing!

What John Deere tractor owner would't want a shed that matches their tractor! When watching sportscenter Im pretty sure there was an ad that prompted me to select these colors.

What John Deere tractor owner would't want a shed that matches their tractor! When watching sportscenter Im pretty sure there was an ad that prompted me to select these colors.

I think the next batch will include some purple and pink. Oh and definitely black! Some tie dyes for the dead heads out there might be a good idea.

Comments

2 Responses to “Playing around with your shed colors”
  1. Rich says:

    Great posting. I’m getting a garage built and the exterior is going to be all Duratemp and non-painted. The cheapest and most durable type of paint that I’ve found is the barn and fence paints. The only problem with these is that they come only come in white, gray, black, red, and green. Is there a cream colored barn and fence paint out there?

  2. admin says:

    Barn and fence paints are typically limited in the colors available.
    I have not seen cream but you can probably tint it or box it with some another paint to achieve your color goals.
    I have heard different opinions about barn and fence paint. It is cheap at roughly $9 a gallon but I think I would find something a little higher quality.

    I did a quick search and found megahardwarestore.com carries Painters Touch latex house paint from Rustoleum as well as a bunch of other cheap paints.

    Personally, I wouldn’t skimp on my paint quality. Maybe it’s worth searching locally for a sale on Ben Moore, California, Sherwin-Williams etc.

    Thanks for the comment and good luck with your project!

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