I am also stuck on what to do with the exterior. I am doing the interior in red and aqua, and I want to do the same on the exterior.
Here is what I am not sure what to do.
I couldn't decide if I wanted to paint it white and accent with red or aqua, and have been going back and forth for some time.
Then I was wondering what it would look like if I painted the whole thing aqua with red accents. I haven't seen many other paint schemes besides 2 toned with white on top and another color on bottom.
I took a photo of my Shasta and paper pieced it together to see how the color combo looked. I like it there,( my avatar) but I used patterned paper so it really isn't a good indication of what it would look like.
any opinions would be appreciated. We are getting very close to picking out colors.
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Cute blog. I'm a fan of the first fabric color scheme. I like the aqua and red look. I would go for the bold painting the entire trailer aqua with red accents on the outside. But I like to do things outside of the box, and more along the lines of what I would enjoy more than sticking to the traditional route. What part of NE did you get your trailer from (I'm originally a Nebraska gal, but now live in FL)?
I thought you might like these to color scheme pallets:
It depends on how you plan to use the trailer. If you are going to do down and dirty camping, I'd keep most of the turquoise on the outside, use red and off-white inside with turquoise and yellow accents. That'll make it easier to keep clean. Do a heavier weight fabric on the cushions, and you can make pillows or bolsters for the sofa, benches, or beds that bring in the fabric(s) you use on the curtains. If you use different fabric for the kitchen from the other curtains, think about switching the tiebacks to pull it all together.
If, however, you plan on glamping or mostly doing shows, dirt isn't nearly as much of an issue, and you can deck it out to your heart's desire. It doesn't really need to be practical!
I like how the Riley Blake fabrics have a vintage look to them. This Amy Butler lotus one has a little yellow in with the aqua and red. And the last link is more blue than aqua but a vintage vibe to it as well.
Post by boandsusan on Aug 20, 2012 19:38:02 GMT -5
I like the first and the third groups of fabrics in your blog. Try paint shop for your exterior colors. Paintshop allows you to use a picture of your trailer and paint it different colors. We had a blast playing around with different colors etc.
Post by daydreamingirl on Aug 20, 2012 19:38:04 GMT -5
Hey Hamlet, thank you so much for the feedback. I never even considered which color would be best for hiding dirt.
Although I love the ideal of glamping, and I want things to be cute, we will be using our camper to camp in for weekend getaways and what not. Next spring my husband and I are thinking about heading to Wyoming and then on to California to visit friends and definitely use it for that.
aviatrix, I really like your last 2 fabric selections, but my husband has an aversion to birds, not sure why. I have to run all my choices by him, and he likes both of the selections I have chosen, he has vetoed so many fabric choices I have lost count. I am just trying to make a decision so I can start ordering fabric and start some projects.
Post by daydreamingirl on Aug 20, 2012 19:45:41 GMT -5
boandsusan, I don't have paintshop, I am afraid if I purchased it, I wouldn't be able to figure it out. I have tried using gimp and the paint program on my computer. Paint does not have enough features and gimp is way too complicate for me. I know I would have a blast with it if I could figure it out.
Post by Gone Kayaking on Aug 21, 2012 22:38:51 GMT -5
I am using the Mexicali Turquoise on my 1956 Shasta--used the Benjamin Moore paint chip at the Ace hardware store and they mixed me up several quarts of the "rustoleum" paint.
I love your fabric choices....I especially like using some black in there, so that would be my pick. I think it always adds something. I also like using aqua and red together. It's clear to me you have an eye for color and I'm sure whatever you pick will be lovely!
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'
Amy Butler all the way You must be a quilter? LOL...I am doing my '71 1400 in pale buttery yellow walls with jewel tone everything else w/black n white polka dot accents. I have a collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I've been hoarding for years that will probably be throw pillows and other fun stuff.