Advice on exterior paint colors

ew09texasFebruary 28, 2013
Houst is currently a light cream with black door and shutters. Want to paint using 3 colors (different paint on trim). Thinking about tans/khaki's or taupey/muddy greens (no bright greens). Sides and back of house are dark red brick. Any ideas
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The Color People
Either color range would work well. You want to make sure the color you choose is midtone to dark and the trim is a warm off white, not a white. The key factor behind this is the the the dormers on your house are sort of over large and draw all the attention. You want the attention down on the first floor with the porch and the entrance which are the people parts. Darkening the paint for the siding, and dormers, will make them disappear a bit. The dark body color and the light colors and trim with create a strong contrast which will make the porch more obvious. It will also give it some depth and make it feel more commodious. Other than this the house looks very nice.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 6:54PM
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i like what color people said. the taupe/gray/green with cream trim and a stained door. flowering trees underplanted with low mounding shrubs like encore azalea would give spring through fall color.
bright impatiens encircling the pine could be a showstopper.
    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Thanks to both of you for your ideals and I am laughing because I never realized the dormers look so large but they do in this picture! haha (they are actually great little rooms upstairs) I actually do have several small crepe myrtles in the front beds which bloom all summer long and knockout roses and encore azales. So I should be in bloom any time! Regular azales are already blooming and Indian hawthorne are soon also. Can't wait to get the house painted!
    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 7:24PM
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