Help with house Colors - want to go bold.
Lisa Simpkins
June 30, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Our house is stained cedar and needs a complete overhaul. I'm in the process of removing the stain on the decking back to the natural pine and I am looking at going with a red color palette or mixing in some dark grey/brown is color. Any ideas on how to break it up. Red in the middle, brown on top. I've been playing around with so many options now I'm confused. what will look best...
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Lisa Simpkins
ps... I live in a small swiss themed mtn town near park city in ut.
June 30, 2014 at 10:20pm   
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Could we have a good shot of the river rock / stone base area of the home? The stone colors need to work in the palette .. . .
June 30, 2014 at 11:59pm   
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Lisa Simpkins
Here are the pic s of stone
July 1, 2014 at 6:36pm   
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Lisa, thanks for that . . the stones make me say don't go dark brown, but you could go sort of fawn brown like the upper right stone in the top left photo. I see some plum tones here, and wonder if you would be interested in using eggplant trim and deeper moss green trim on a neutral fawn brown house? that could be unusually striking .. and work well in your location but be unique . .

let me suggest some different colors for you to test together . . If I understand right, you don't want to keep any of the natural cedar tones, but stain or paint everything.

These colors might work even if you left some cedar tones with clear stain . .

bm sherwood tan - body
bm bed of ferns - fascia /perimeter of door and window trim -
could use bm pining for you on deck railing - big timbers if you don't want to keep them..
bm desert shadow - window sashes, front door . . this is the secret sauce that makes it so charming . .

(we love to visit your beautiful state!
July 3, 2014 at 11:19am   
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Here's a second combo with reds . . headed plum red .to work with the stone

a pale taupe to read as an off white on the body
ashen tan
trim and sashes - either bm cherokee brick or bm plum raisin (think it is the lighter one but test for your light/ latitude) or possibly bm pottery red
pillars / wood railing bm northwood brown
front door could be like a chrismas card - bm jade romanesque or you could go for the other shade of cherokee / plum that you didn't pick for trim
This will be like a christmas card house . . . .and match the lighter stones beautifully . .

you will need to paint big boards and test these colors outdoors together in the light . . am , pm, noon /midday full sun and shade to know . . reds are so latitude specific and you would be using a lot so test first. if there is a tie, put it next to the stone pillar and your eye can tell you the answer . . .
July 3, 2014 at 11:23am      Thanked by Lisa Simpkins
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Hi, I have been researching exterior color schemes and ran across this builder. If you look at their web site, they do a lot of rustic, natural color schemes, many using red on the facade. Might be some inspiration, in addition to libradesigneye's suggestions.

July 3, 2014 at 6:11pm      Thanked by Lisa Simpkins
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