Although I originally wanted to paint my house trim some fun and wacky colours, practicality and new vinyl windows prevented me from doing so. So while the door colour is fun, I am gradually working on painting the faded yellow trim of my house with more conservative white and brown (below). I still like the blue though and I really don't get why most people prefer to have a beige house. Isn't Calgary beige enough most of the year already?
But speaking of using paint in the garden, check out Nancy J Ondra's recent post about her 'Happy Garden'. There are some great ideas here to add colour in a fun way, and all the things she did would work extremely well in a children's garden. Make sure you scroll down to see the pictures near the bottom.