I'm trying to figure out how I might paint the trailer come next spring. Thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has any ideas or thoughts. The original Fleetwing thrush that this was rebuilt from had teal on the sides with a large 3-4' white horizontal stripe in the middle, but I'm not sure that I like the look.
Here are some side shots. The wheels have since been changed to white conventional wheels with baby moons.
In the case of your camper you have some great curves to accent, and the zig-zag wheel well cut-out offers a chance to incorporate some form of z stripe. If you live near a school that has an active art department (high school or college) you might take a couple of your photos to the art director and see if s/he would see if any of the students would like to offer a design suggestion, or it would make a neat and different class assignment.
Finally think outside the box and come up with some multi-color sheme like one of my favorites on this 1936 Super Deluxe.
The wheel well cutouts are fabulous. You might want to do something that would emphasize them. You can reflect the colors inside, coordinate with them, or do something completely different. The cool thing about the '36 up above is that the curves in the paint mimic the curve at the front of the trailer, and then they went wild. Fabulous!
Thanks all - I have no problem being able to mock some stuff up - I'm a designer by trade, I'm just having trouble deciding with so many options!
Ah yes, this is always the problem, too many options. Been down the cereal aisle at your local supermarket recently? The problem with painting your trailer is even knottier than painting your house. A house needs repainting every 10-15 yesrs, give or take, but once your trailer is painted, it's almost that way for the rest of its life with you, for better or worse.