Need help with exterior paint color!
Erin Fields
October 19, 2012
We are finally getting around to painting our house, and I'm stumped when deciding on a color (I'm on my own..my husband is colorblind!). I've attached an older picture of our house (trees no longer there), and a picture of colors I narrowed down. I was drawn to the far right color, Amazon Stone by Behr...but now I think it looks too blue, and I wasn't going for a blue color. I really like darker taupe/tans, slate/gray and grayish green. We also plan to paint the trim a corresponding light color, but only painting the roofline and around garage. Would appreciate ANY suggestions, opinions and/or help! Running out of good weather to get this done :)
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charleee
Do you like this combination? [houzz=
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3 Likes    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:06PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I think you will love the lighter tones on your home. I am drawn to the second one from the right (green tone) and the third from the left (cream or green?) with your brick.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:29PM
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dcer
Even before I looked at the comments, I was drawn to the same colors that Deborah suggested! It looks like we have similar tastes, Deborah!:)
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:38PM
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mollythecollie
I think we are on a roll here. Before looking at the comments, I was choosing the exact same ones as Deborah and dcer to go with your brick. Your house will look completely different with the lighter colors.
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 4:02PM
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charleee
Geez, you guys, I didn't even see the paint color choices! So sorry, I must be getting old.
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 4:12PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I love the picture you posted Bobbi . I have always been drawn to that picture.
3 Likes    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 4:26PM
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charleee
Thanks for saving me, Deborah!
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 4:31PM
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Erin Fields
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and comments. Bobbi P, I really like the colors in the picture. Any clue what paint color would be close to that? I've been doing some more searching...what does everyone think of these colors: Behr – Rhino, Behr – Pinedale Shores, Behr – Ashwood (3rd from left in my pic), Benjamin Moore – Alexandria Beige, Behr - Squirrel (2nd from right in my pic).
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 6:34PM
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dcer
Sounds great, Erin! I bet that your house will look great. Good Luck!
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 7:15PM
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houssaon
I like your choice of Alexandria Beige HC-77 Paint

If not that color, I would go with a warmer color to tie in the roof and the brick. Something like this: Deep Ochre 1048 Paint Or: Honeymoon AF-345 Paint

Or a grey with green undertones: hampshire gray HC101

I think all of the first batch of colors were too cool.
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 7:59PM
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charleee
Well, I did a bit of research, and the colors are:
Trim: Ben Moore#OC-8 Elephant Tusk
Exterior Siding: Pratt and Lambert#12-24 Light Stone
Exterior Trim: Ben Moore#HC-125 Cushing Green
    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 1:55AM
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Erin Fields
Thanks again for everyone's help! Painting begins tonight/tomorrow. We decided on Behr's Squirrel for the house color, Behr's Powdered Snow for trim. Here's hoping it turns out ok..."after" pictures to come!
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Erin Fields
My husband and neighbor painted all day last Saturday. They still need to go back and do touch-ups and paint the trim, but here is a before and after. I'm very happy with the choice!
1 Like    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 8:45AM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Wonderful. You can see the details of the home now.
    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 8:50AM
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mollythecollie
I agree with Deborah. It is wonderful.
    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 9:13AM
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