Siding, paint colors, and terminology (oh my!)

Pretty soon we had siding up and everything started to get painted! The farmhouse lover in me wanted everything white. Plus, I stress too much about colors going well together! With white walls, we can add color with my decor and furniture choices.

For the exterior we chose Pure White by Sherwin Williams and for the interior walls we chose Alabaster by Sherwin Williams with Pure White trim. Brick color is “Oakton” by Triangle Brick with WHITE mortar (mortar makes a huge difference!)
Porch ceiling is Atmospheric by Sherwin Williams.
Porch fans are from Home Depot found here.
When we started this process, we knew what kind of doors we wanted, but we didn’t know what they were called. These are some terms I learned a long the way and I hope they can help you:

– Our front door is a “4 lite” door because of the 4 windows. You can get two, four, five, however many you want. Ours is solid oak.
– Our interior doors are “5 panel shaker style”. They are “hollow core” meaning hollow in the middle, not solid throughout. A plus of hollow core is the price is cheaper, a negative would be it’s a little less noise canceling.
– Our windows have “grilles” that match the 4 lite front door.
– Our interior trim around the doors and windows are the traditional “T Trim” where the top piece hangs over just a little bit. I love this simple farmhouse touch.

These terms seem simple I know, but unless you work in the construction industry you might now know them. Now you do! 🙂


I hope this helped and I can’t wait to blog some more updates soon! Have a great week y’all!