I have always loved Greene and Greene’s Gamble House. There’s something so stately about its tobacco & rust colored palette! I’d love to create a similar vibe here at the bungalow. Of course, the Gamble House is stained and we’ll be forced to paint, but I would love for our house to have that sort of “presence.” I think that’s why I’m leaning so strongly towards using a dark body color.
The colors I’m most drawn to are Caponata and Wenge – both from Benjamin Moore’s Aura line. Wenge is definitely more bungalowy (or should I say “bungalowcious?”) but there’s something about Caponata that makes me all swoony.
I toyed with using rust as a trim color, but I think it’s a bit much for a house of this size. I seem to prefer it as an accent color. I haven’t made any firm decisions yet, but I am having fun playing with Photoshop. See for yourself: