Should your interior colors match your exterior colors
June 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The exterior of my house is a light sandy color brick with a pumpkin siding in the peaks and golden orange shingles. I am wanting the inside to have a cottage feel using whites and light grays. Is this acceptable?
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You will find a divergence of opinion on this issue. I think the inside and outside should very much relate to each other and have a very similar color palette. Others have no issue with disparate inside/outside color schemes.

It sounds like you have warm exterior colors and want cool interior colors. Without seeing pics of outside it's hard to respond as to whether it could work.
1 Like   Thanked by eyesup    June 28, 2013 at 8:09PM
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Oellien Design, Inc.
Totally perfect. Proceed.
0 Likes   Thanked by eyesup    June 28, 2013 at 8:12PM
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Fred S
I would not try to match an exterior you do not like, but. Would plan on updating the outside to something more compatible whenever you end up needing to replace the shingles, or paint the gables.
1 Like   Thanked by eyesup    June 29, 2013 at 2:09AM
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They don't need to be the same color, but should have a consistent theme or style throughout.
0 Likes   Thanked by eyesup    June 29, 2013 at 5:28AM
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I am still wanting to keep my interior in the warm tones of white and gray. Siding can be painted, however the shingles are not old enough to replace.
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