Help with choosing exterior paint colors!
nin012
July 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have recently purchased our first home - a 1930's charmer! We love it's character and potential!

The exterior teal color is a brand new paint job by the previous owner and we don't have the finances to reprint right now and it seems wasteful to re-paint a new job.

The color is growing on us but I'd love to paint the door and add shutters to two front-facing windows and possibly window boxes.

Would love color combination suggestions as I'm a little intimidated by the boldness of the teal and don't want to do something too boring but also realize there's a strong chance of easily ending up with too many bold colors fighting each other.

Thanks from the happy new homeowners in the teal house!
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Margo
I would either put on a new wood door or paint it cream. Here is a visual

July 27, 2013 at 7:15pm   
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judianna20
I just did a house with teal as the accent color, but I will tell you the other two colors I used and the result was very nice. Both BM: Tulsa Twilight and Winterwood.


To tone down the teal a bit, I would paint everything that is white on your house and the shutters the winterwood. Then the front door and the storm door tulsa twilight.
July 27, 2013 at 7:27pm     
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shortped
I like the white trim....I agree with Margo, but I also think a pretty soft yellow might give the door a little bit of fun.
July 27, 2013 at 7:41pm     
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Margo
I like fun too;)
July 27, 2013 at 7:44pm   
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shortped
Thanks Margo....I think we keep thinking alike :)
July 27, 2013 at 7:46pm   
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Margo
Yeah, I would love to come and hang out while you are in the midst of your decorating ;)
July 27, 2013 at 7:51pm     
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nin012
Thanks everyone...I went and got some yellow paint chips and couldn't fall in love w/any of them. Think I'll likely try the BM combo of tan/brown! Thank you so much for the input!
July 28, 2013 at 7:59am   
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