Need help with house exterior paint color and fence color.
Kelli Givens-Cain
May 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I just bought this house and need help with exterior paint colors and fence color. We were thinking of a charcoal and white color scheme.
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Look at pewter cast for the siding it's lighter than charcoal it's from Sherwin and peppercorn for the fence
May 23, 2013 at 2:01pm   
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This may not seem very creative to you, but I vote for white, everywhere, fence, shutters (in a high gloss paint). Lots of greenery around the foundation will give some color.

I would address the hard top…is it driveway or front walk? That could make a big difference.

May 23, 2013 at 2:12pm   
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Will the roof color stay the same? I would do something to make the front garage window look more substantial. Maybe wider shutters. I would like the brown changed to charcoal -is that what you meant ? I still think you need a pop of a third color on the door etc. I would add an ornamental red Japanese maple at the far corner of the garage to add color, and a tall shrub at the near corner of the garage, maybe a magnolia . Then I would add some different kinds and colors of hostas, spring, and summer bulbs around the base of the tree and shrub and in between them. I would also add plants, maybe knockout roses or hydrangea in front of the fence. I would edge the drive, kill the grass, and add more rock. I would plant some lirope in front of the bigger windows, paint the front door a bright color and add a birdbath and another small tree to the front yard. Maybe a windowbox on the garage window with trailing plants.
May 23, 2013 at 3:23pm   
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Kelli Givens-Cain
Yes Claudia, it would be easier to cover the dark brown with the charcoal. And the driveway needs painted, and I am going to fix the rock part too. I already bought a lacy leaf maple but I think I am planting a pink weeping hibiscus in between the two front windows. I like the high gloss idea for the white. My neighbors both have white vinyl fence so it should look good.
May 23, 2013 at 4:09pm   
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Kelli Givens-Cain
A work in progress...
April 15, 2014 at 5:19am   
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It's looking much better already. Good color choices!
April 15, 2014 at 5:28am     
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