Need help chosing paint colors for house
mdwsgrc
April 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a 1971 ranch home and previous owners were fond of the pink color family. I've got most of the inside western ranch theme. Now the biggie....losing sleep over ....what color(s) should I use to pull more of the darker colors out of the brick. I have a shingled carport
that needs to be painted on the underside which is, attached to the garage and that is connected to an apartment (man cave now that the kids are out)....it(apartment) opens to a open coverd deck (that needs to be restained). I love the red door but we are changing to a solid windowless door (that I also need to pick out).....help.....my list to do's is getting longer and stressing. I'm also wanting to redo the landscaping. I like the cedars anchoring the front....gives me the idea of ranch-western syle....but not sure of the boxwood bushes....it dates the house ..or is within the original asthetics???? You can tell I'll be back often for ideas. For now I just need ideas for colors. I was thinking of redoing the shutters with raw sealed cedar three 1x4's banded with 1x4 on top and botttom, (and maybe routed design on one of the 1x4's...pine tree, texas star, etc.) even thought of putting support beams across porch (don't need for support because of our truss roof system). I hope I haven't confused all. I just need some help with the curb appeal. Our subdivision is country within city limits (7/8 acre lots) and I just want to enhance the exclusiveness of our peaceful place we call home. Thanks in advance for all comments.
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Jayme H.
Hi mdwsgrc...can u post pics of the brick u r trying to tie into? Also shingles play in too..thanks;)
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mdwsgrc
still loading pics. i took an upclose close pic of the brick.Thank you for such a quck response..i love this site.
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mdwsgrc
Here's the upclose of the brick. I want to tone down the pinky red in the brick.The sidewalk (needs edging) and the driveway are trimmed in brick too.
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mdwsgrc
I'm not opposed to dark colors. There's just alot to paint and I want to make sure of the color.
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Jayme H.
I could see going with a charcoal or a brown or tan..Are u posting pics of the whole front?
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mdwsgrc
The shingles are a dark grey tones. We were thinking of possibly putting a metal roof on it....probably same color or close to it.
1 Like   April 18, 2013 at 4:25PM
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Jayme H.
Example
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mdwsgrc
New to posting here....I thought i already did..I'll add some more.
0 Likes   April 18, 2013 at 4:27PM
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Jayme H.
Just saw a partial front of home pic..very dark and hard to see, sorry.
0 Likes   April 18, 2013 at 4:33PM
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mdwsgrc
cloudy today and i waited too late....but it lets me get ideas in different light situations.
1 Like   April 18, 2013 at 4:43PM
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mdwsgrc
full front view
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Jayme H.
very nice..What do u think of a charcoal?
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mdwsgrc
I originally was thinking of charcoal but couldn't commit..lol. I think because as the picture of the garage connecting by deck to apartment made me think it would be to dark..would you accent anywhere? Like shutters soffits, gutters?? And the carport and garage doors? Charcoal too? I was thinking of a blue with grey tones for the front and backentry doors???
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Jayme H.
You could go a lighter grey on the garage siding & use charcoal for trim. The door could go a bluish color as u mentioned also.
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Jayme H.
Ben Moore has so many wonderful grays...check out their website..Amherst grey is pretty..
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mdwsgrc
the ceiling lighter or wall? would unsanded rustic pine shutters look ok with the charcoal?? I've seen them and just love the natural look to them. Maybe stained darker but left rough?
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mdwsgrc
not pine.....i meant cedar.
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Jayme H.
No, I meant the wall a lighter grey and then doing charcoal accents if u were in fear charcoal would be too dark..I think cedar, natural shutters would look great with the brick and grey paint..
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CMR Interiors & Design Consultations Inc.
Paint all of that black......black looks great with reddish brick like that. Its a nice contrast.
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Jayme H.
Here is an example of the look I love-with the wood..although this has white trim and no brick...u can still somewhat see what I mean
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mdwsgrc
CMR - Paint everything black? house garage and apt? what about garage doors and entry doors? Exploring options...thanks.
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mdwsgrc
and carport ceiling and walls?
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knotreeltight
Sherwin Williams has a nice grey called "Herring Grey" if you like grey tones. I'm not sure of the S/W number though. Another nice color that is a neutral earth tone is Kelly Moore's "Navajo White" and is a tan that is nice, blends well with many contrasting colors as well. On the metal roof, just remember, the darker you go the more heat it absorbs and the smaller the home will look! Also, I personally would go with a galvalume color (Raw metal). It will tone (Dull) down rather rapidly. I would also avoid a colored metal roof on especially a residential home. Colored metal will tend to fade over time and with the darker shades they will often peel over time although most companies do have decent warranties on their metals. I live in central Texas and the weather is often brutal here... Not sure of your location, but these are just my thoughts, especially in my region....
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knotreeltight
Also, either color mentioned or their family and a stained or black door would look great! I am a contractor and have done quite a few homes in the colors I have mentioned
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