Need help painting the exterior , a new front door in charcoal Aliminium are going to be installed with glass
December 12, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Looking for the right exterior colour to paint this house. Plse!
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Shawn Lagemann
You live somewhere tropical, and an "our" for color. I'm not sure what paint brands you'll have available. The windows look as if they are a natural wood, not painted (beautiful too) and you have a paver?? area closest to the house that has strong color. Therefore, I'd find a tone that is a little darker and more earthy (than peach) in the pavers, stone or whatever that is.. and match that color to paint with. Don't go too dark in a tropical climate, plus you want those windows to pop.
December 13, 2012 at 6:03AM   
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Thank you I will take that in consideration .
We are living in Sourh Africa and the climate can be harsh.
I was thinking of painting the house a mushroom grey and was
wondering if I should paint the garage door darker shade. We are planning
to plant a lawn instead of the paving.
December 13, 2012 at 12:26PM     
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I saw those widows and knew it looked like SA! I am from SA now living in California. I think a grey tone would look great and can tie into the browns...see pic. and you can always paint over the brick window sill if it does not work. love painted brick. The warm grey tone with the charcoal door could look great. A bit of red here and there (pots, flowers) can also add a bit of pop. Green plants show great against grey back drop. Be ure to get a few swatchs on the wall to make sure you choose the right color grey. Miss SA!!!
December 13, 2012 at 1:00PM   
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Thank you (baie Dankie) , very inspiring pictures and advice. My problem is solved regarding the garage door.I can't wait to start on the paint job. Will send you some pictures on the end result.
Beste wense en voorspoed!
December 13, 2012 at 10:49PM     
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Plesier! Please send pics when its done! ; )
December 14, 2012 at 11:17PM   
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