I'd go for a duck egg blue outside with white trim. Once you've painted it, go to John Lewis and get an offcut to make curtains with - you're bound to find something suitable that matches the outside colour.
You could then mix a bit of the blue from the outside with the white to paint the inside
Def paint the exterior. we did ours in two colours and let the children paint their names and draw things on. Have also put curtains inside and things from charity shop that they chose: rug, chairs, tea set etc.
Dd has a wooden cooker similar to their toy duktig one with the duktig crochery (she loves their mini glasses) and cookware which looks much better than plastic.She has a wooden brush and mop and bucket from ikea which they don't seem to do any more.
The outside is painted blue with cream and we painted her table and chairs inside the same also.We put up some light shelves inside from small bits of wood we had for storing pencils etc and another for the tea cups with a pretty blue vase with some plastic(nice ones from John Lewis!) flowers,shells in glasses and a small picture frame.
There are a couple of largish blue framed pictures hung on the inside(which we painted cream to lighten it up).The aim was for it to look sort of scandinavian in view of the ease of buying from ikea.
I also put one of the £6 thin ikea rugs on the floor which makes it cosy but is easy just to sling in the washing machine as it washes well at 60C.
I do think it helps to paint then put up pictures and rugs down as it is this that achieves the cosy mini house.
Ours is a (now faded) soft green, have seen very similar by Dulux called Cotswold green. Pale pink inside, with pale blue gingham curtains (off-cut from discount fabric shop). Don't worry too much about co-ordination - if the colours are soft and similar strengths whatever you choose will be fine. I'd choose the fabric first and work from there.
oh thanks for the replies, didn't think i'd get any.
i would love to paint it sage and white but dh said no way.
good idea about starting out from the fabric and working from there, i will do that, just need to pick a fabric then thats going to be the trickiest thing for me i think if any one has any ideas on fabrics plese let me know, what did you think to the strawberry one i linked?
i will look up those ikea bits now, only just finished my chores for the day
The pink fabric's lovely but I notice it's a small piece. Obviously you'll need to measure up and name sure you can buy enough to make curtains. The blue link didn't work. Btw, I'm currently a bit obsessed with pom pom trims - even if you wouldn't dream of it for your house this is a great opportunity to indulge your twee side!
thanks so much for the help, been thinking about it today.
and i'm going for the strawberry fabric. in pink.
so now i can work out from there.
so the colours of the fabric are pink red green and white. i think i will paint the table and chairs these colours,although what bit what colour i don't know this is the table and chairs here like these but plain so i can decorate and paint myself, oh dear!
i have no idea how to make the curtains, was thinking of stiching or wonderwebbing a hem thing to put a net wire through what do you think?