Choosing wood stains for your custom horse barn can be easy. Many people simply want to match the colors of existing out-buildings or the home on the property. Others find it more challenging as they strive to create a structure that will make a statement of its own. Here are a few points to consider when choosing custom horse barn colors.
- Check the roof on the house: Even if you don't want an exact match between your barn and your house, check the color of your home's shingles. Since it's an established color, match the shingles on the barn and do something different with the siding and trim. Tailor your barn to harmonize with your home, not clash.
- Use color for size and effect: Did you ever notice how large, grand estates are often painted white? Light colors make a building look larger. White is a no-fail classic that projects a sense of size and dignity. On the other hand, darker colors will make a structure appear smaller. Choose complementary rather than contrasting trim and accent colors for a quieter, less dramatic statement.
- Take a cue from nature: The landscape around you is bursting with color ideas. A wooded area may inspire you to choose subtle, earthy colors that blend in with the surrounding trees. If your property is located near the shore, you may choose crisp, clean blues, whites and grays.
Many folks deliberately choose lighter colors for the siding and roofing on their new custom horse barn. The reason is that lighter colors reflect light thus helping to keep the building cooler inside.
When all else fails the tradititional colors: barn red siding with white trim and a gray or black shingle roof, are a popular, fool-proof choice!
Click on the colors swatches below to see how your new custom horse barn will look!