Need help designing new exterior of my ranch home
March 22, 2012
Hi, I am totally remodeling the exterior of my small ranch home. The only firm decision I have made is my new windows will be a 9 lite in dark chocolate brown. We are using rock or brick on foundation, hardi board siding, and new shingles. My question is: what colors to use on siding, trim and roof to match windows. I don't want a dark home. Thanks for any input. I am lost . Thank you
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Jamie Jay
Do you have photos of the house ?
    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 6:55AM
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I love a mint green siding, really makes the house light and airy, and will look nice with dark chocolate brown window trim. I would do the door trim the same dark brown color, but keep the soffits and fascia a lighter cream. Try to find a shingle with speckles of color in a dark brown, but with some charcoal gray to it as well. Here are a few examples to look at.
Lake Forest Transformation
Downer's Grove Exterior Transformation
Or you could go with earth tones for the siding - a light tan would compliment dark brown trim well.
French country transformation
    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:08AM
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EleVations: Thanks for your input. It has really helped. I really liked the French-country chicago paint colors. Could you tell me the brand and color of it? Thank you
    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 6:16PM
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Them: You say you are lost. W/o photos so too am I.

If you do some silver or chrome gutters or shutters w/ the mint green siding and chocolate you may have achieved the hotel-pillow-mint aesthetic.
    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 9:38PM
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