Paint colors for outside home

lilsatAugust 5, 2013
Exterior of home needs updating. what colors do you suggest?
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Brenda
your house can barely be seen in the photo you attached -- it appears to be all stone. Can you provide a better photo so that you can get meaningful and constructive advice?
1 Like    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 8:24AM
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Dytecture
A close-up or taking the photo from an angle would allow us to see more clearly what could be painted.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 8:36AM
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Arlene Warda, Architect
This looks like a very nice house, block. What area of the country are you in? If you are from the north, or midwest, like Chicago, were I'm from, go with very conservative colors: colors of the earth and nature, greens light green to forest green, maybe creams, beiges or burgandy trim. The southwest and coasts usually have bright colors for hot climates. Thanks.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:11AM
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judianna20
Looks pretty good to me. Notice the photo was taken 7years ago, so I don’t know if your landscaping has changed. What if what is white is painted the concrete color of the bricks around the window and then you choose a wonderful color for the front door?

With the green trees framing that area, i vote for a dark, dark green in a high gloss finish.
2 Likes    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 10:15AM
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irishhills
Gray! So many shades to choose...great mixed w/browns & other neutrals. If you like pops of color, gray & stone will work with so many!
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 6:59PM
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Rebecca Knight
I can't see much of what needs paint but are those white shutters around the door and windows? If yes I'd definitely paint those or replace with narrower ones. I'd go with spruce green or burgundy.
2 Likes    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 6:28AM
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tootsiequeen
Re- paint the white on each side
of the front door. Maybe try a golden stucco
and definately redo the front stairs, the paint makes it
look dated. The stone is pretty and very rare,
cute house-maybe try some rustic wood
shutters too on each side of the windows.:)
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 7:00PM
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L Behrens
You can visualize what it might be like with different colors.... https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/#
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:35AM
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Kelly Spitzer @ Realty World Cosser & Associates
The white seems out of place. I'd choose a tone that better blends with the colors in your stone-- maybe a tan?
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:30AM
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gypsyrose17
A golden beige tinted stucco would look good.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 9:55AM
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ptmatthews
I would paint the white to match the stone trim around the window, and the door a darker shade of the step color.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 10:05AM
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msbreadurf
I'd have to see more of the house to decide on a specific color - but definitely get rid of the white. Go for some type of beige instead - maybe try to match what looks like concrete trim around the window (I like that). The stone is amazing. Never seen anything like that. I'd pull out whatever the darkest colors of the stone are for accenting on trim and shutters. f that is what is there now, I'd experiment w/ dark colors.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 10:17AM
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onthecoast1
I can hardly see any painted surfaces.....are you painting the stone? I wouldn't turn a stone façade into something that will require continual maintenance. But if you have to paint, I like beiges, creamy yellows, and light greys on exteriors with white trim.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:10PM
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onthecoast1
If you're keeping the stone, the white is too pale to go along with it. You need the lightest color in the stone to be your trim color.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:12PM
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brandyrupert
I am trying to decide on an outside color for my home as well. I also have stonework. I am going with one of the least noticed colors in my rock. Good luck. Sherwin Williams offers a free app and I love it.
    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 6:28PM
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diannegibson
The white is too stark a contrast with the stone. Try a Puddy/ tan with the stone
    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 6:30AM
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