Wooden Cottage Front Porches with
Ocean Views In Pacific Grove California
Pacific Grove California is a treasure chest full of beautiful scenery and front porch ideas. Often called
Butterfly Town USA, Pacific Grove is also known for its ornate wooden cottages, many of which have been restored
to their original design.
Mary and I spent several days in Pacific Grove to bring you some really ideal small front porch designs
and ideas, many of which you will be able to replicate for your own home.
Quaint Pacific Grove Front Porch
Relax with Our Short Video of Monterey Bay
Small Porches of Pacific Grove
Small Porch Colors
We found so many things to share with you, the first being how color is used to create both curb
appeal and lots of charm. This works especially well on small porches as you will see from our photos
The right color combination can put a lot of pizzazz in a small porch as evidenced by our photos of Pacific Grove
California front porches.
Quaint Pacific Grove Front Porch
Wanting to change the color of your porch? Start by finding a little inspiration. Do you like complementary
colors (contrasting) like me or monochromatic colors that are one or more shades of the same color? Often times working with
various shades of the same color can produce beautiful results.
Front Porch with Contrasting Colors
Next, determine what type of visual impact you would like to create. Is it bold like some of the
colors on porches pictured here or would you rather opt for a more subtle impression? A useful
decorating tip for those who like muted colors is to strategically place more colorful outdoor art
or pillows on your porch.
Beautiful Combination of Green and Soft Pink
Green colors, like on the porch above, are used on small homes or bungalows. It blends in pretty
nicely in natural settings.
Victorian-style homes often use what is called triadic colors (or three color combinations). It is
said that a red/violet, yellow/orange, or blue/green combination are perfect examples of triadic colors.
Pretty In Pink
For small porches, consider using combinations of white, pastels, neutral, and beige colors which
will make your porch appear larger. A darker trim color helps also. You might consider these possible
combinations: pale yellow or white with dark green or yellow with dark brown trim.
Beautifully Blue Tiled Front Porch
Check to see if your subdivision or area has restrictions on exterior color combinations.
If not, you are free to get creative. Experiment a little to find just the right shade
or shades of color that you will like the most.
The softer side of blue
For more exterior color ideas for your porch be sure to see our porch paint section.
Front Porch Door Designs and Colors
Exterior front doors, especially on small porches, can create massive appeal. We were excited to find
so many great examples in Pacific Grove to share with you.
I like the side light design for this front door. The orange color is striking against the white trim
and makes this small porch pop!
The different shades on this door and trim make it pleasing to the eye for sure. Often times, using bolder
colors makes all the difference.
Color is not my forte, but these colors work really well. It makes for in inviting front porch.
Stained Glass Gem
The exterior door color is carried over to the house trim creating a very cohesive look. This is a beautifully
unique home with lots of windows and arches.
Beautiful Glass Front Door
Whoever chose this door and paint scheme definitely has an eye for color. Needless to say, we did
stop and admire this porch for a few minutes; it is striking to say the least.
Exquisite Front Door
I like rounded doors and this one is pretty cool. The colors have a soft and calming effect and
the roof is pretty unique too.
Love the Door Design
We have tons more photos of fabulous porches from Pacific Grove California and have used them throughout our site to
illustrate different front porch ideas.
We really enjoyed our time in Pacific Grove California. It is home to the monarch butterfly migration,
movie set for Turner and Hooch (love that dog), and Point Pinos Lighthouse which is said to be the oldest operating lighthouse
on the western coast of the U.S.
During our stay in Pacific Grove, we stayed at the Seven Gables Inn, a most wonderful and beautiful bed
and breakfast located on the ocean's edge!
Where we stayed - The Seven Gables Inn Bed & Breakfast
For another look at community front porches, check out our trip to Abingdon, Virginia.
On the road with Front-Porch-Ideas-and-More.com
Does your town have wonderful porches? Then please share that with us. We may visit your town on our next porch tour.
If you'd like to know how we travel around to such picturesque places like Pacific Grove California and get paid to look at beautiful porches, we're happy to share.
Porch Ideas from the Road
Pacific Grove California