Mostly the house is using the same colors as the barn, with a few additions, although the body and accent colors have been switched between the two buildings. One addition to the house is a blue, which you can see now on the gable. I first tried a lighter blue called Devotion, that just wasn’t right. So back to the paint store and two shades darker I found Tried and True Blue. Well that must be the one I need. I ended up using the Devotion for the porch ceiling. It is very traditional on old homes to paint the porch ceiling blue. We did that for our bungalow in San Jose as well. Some say it’s to make the porch feel cooler, which really isn’t desirable in Ferndale, other theories say it’s supposed to keep mosquitoes away, which with Nile virus cases on the rise, maybe that’s the better reason.