Repainting Exterior
Teresa Trumbull Barnhart
February 2, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Repainting exterior of recently purchased lake house, currently light grey. Looking for color suggestions for the house and front door. Although difficult to see, there is some stone on the exterior, so I was thinking about sticking to neutrals. Also, should the exterior color blend with the interior colors?
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Kevin Strader
You could go with a darker gray, a gray/green, a medium/dark brown or even a gray/blue. The exterior doesn't have to blend with the interior.
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chrisinky
Since its a lake house, I really like the use of blue on the exterior. It just seems to fit. I really like the color combos on all of the pictures I have attached. Your exterior color does not have to blend with the inside, but personally I wouldn't want it to clash.

Balnarring Beach House
Jerome Village Lot 125
Exterior
Barrington Residence
Paver
Clyde Hill Home
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Specialty Doors
I would say a blue is most ideal. replace the garage door.. it would hadd some character.
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chrisinky
Another nice color combo

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Robert
Well i like the true white color your house, which is going good with the ice. But during summers you can plan using some vibrant colors to give it a better look.
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JudyG Designs
i always like one color on a house like yours as it has so many rooflines and peaks. Then go crazy on the door with any wonderful color you love.

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Matilda Bos Design Studio
Hi Theresa....It would really help to have few pictures close-up of the stone, and where the
front door is too.
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Teresa Trumbull Barnhart
Here are a few pictures of the stone up close. I know it does not look like it but the house is grey. Just VERY faded. The front door is currently painted a cornflower blue with a black screen door. Its difficult to decide. I was leaning towards a solid color darker grey or blue grey, but can't decide if i should paint the trim (what little there is ) and gutters the same color.
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Matilda Bos Design Studio
Hi Teresa......Thanks for the pictures it helps a lot. I would suggest no trim color, painting the house in one. There are 3 colors I would suggest, 1 has a taupe gray color which would work well with the stone; BM Silver Fox. The other 2 are more gray. BM Storm and,
BM Granite, both would compliment the stone. The front door and screen both black, and larger sconces would make more of a statement.
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rinqreation
Pick colors from the stone. Add some steelblue/petrol and slate grey to match with the roof to keep it from turning all brown.

I uploaded a part of your picture to Sherwin-Williams' Chip it and this suggestion was done:
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rinqreation
And another:
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