When we decided to build a house there was never really any question what colour it would be. Both of us ('Mr Ethos') and I knew it would grey. It was just a matter of choosing what shade of grey.
I loved this navy/grey Queensland cottage, but wanted a warmer, deeper grey. Our gutter, fascia, verandah balustrade and window frames will definately be white to re-create that lovely definition.
The cottage above is high on the inspiration list with the warm grey tones and bright white trim. For Queensland we will be using a white roof for energy efficiency.
So, it seemed the exterior colours were pretty easy (although we've yet to narrow down actual colours). Next on the list was the door. It had to be coloured. And by coloured, I meant BRIGHT! Some of the colours considered were royal blue, emerald, yellow, mint and pink.
But the colour that stood out to me, and even 'Mr Ethos' when he really looked at it...was pink! Somehow, luck me(!), I get to have a pink door despite the fact there's a man in the house.
I've yet to find the perfect shade but will certainly share when I have some options!