Help me paint
lola0708
February 27, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Just bought this house. Help me choose the best color to paint my house.
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bubbasgma
What colors are you leaning toward, lola?
1 Like   February 27, 2014 at 12:22PM
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lola0708
Soft tone colors but if you have any ideas, I would like to hear them
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 12:26PM
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hayleydaniels
How about a soft peach color that would look nice with the roof--can't quite see it, but looks like it would work on my monitor. Check out Sherwin Williams Warming Peach #6338: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6338-warming-peach/

Another soft color that is nice is Easy Green #6450: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6450-easy-green/

And one more would be Topiary Tint #6449: http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6449-topiary-tint/
1 Like   February 27, 2014 at 12:38PM
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lola0708
Thanks for the idea
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 1:43PM
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bubbasgma
What general area are you located in, lola? People in our area tend to stick with more neutrals. Your new home looks to be in great shape! What color is the roof? Is it in good shape?
2 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 3:41PM
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Sustainable Dwellings
Are you in the south? near coast? I would keep it in a pastel color, but not yellow.
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lola0708
Bubba, we live in southern Florida. I'm not really sure of the color of the roof. It's in great shape.

Sustainable, we live in southern Florida as I mention above. and I'll keep that in mind
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Denita
Is your roof color a tan color? I'm in South Florida - east coast - and we do have a lot of yellow in our area. Probably because of our location in the tropics. But on your home the garage doors don't look like they are painted. They look like they were installed and never painted. The front door doesn't stand out from the house. Usually here we do a min of 3 colors: base, trim and front door. Are you looking to change colors to be more neutral or something else?

Here are a couple of inspiration photos for you. Hover to expand the photos and click on the name to see details
Palm Beach Pool Patio Design
39th Street Home
Here is another tropical color for your consideration. The front doors on this home are: impact mahogany doors made by 'Signature Doors'
You can see details and several views of this exterior by clicking on the photo name
SeaFoam Bungalow 1
Paint Color SW0068 Copen Blue
SeaFoam Bungalow 2
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lola0708
The roof is some what a peach color. The previous owners didn't do much to the house. The garage doors were never painted. We are looking to change the whole look of the house. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Denita
Personally I like that SeaFoam Bungalow look above your post with the SW Copan Blue for the base, white trim and the front and garage doors painted to look like they are the mahogany doors. If you prefer to have the garage doors recede, then paint them the base color of the home. Check to make sure you are using the right sheen on the doors and trim too. That mahogany look paint technique is done here quite a bit as it is less expensive than purchasing the actual impact mahogony doors.

What colors do you like? What style?
Are you looking to make color changes with paint or other changes as well?
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 4:48PM
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bubbasgma
lol! Ladies, I wish I could paint my home a cheery yellow, but up here in the frozen tundra, my neighbors would never let me hear the end of it!!!

lola...You are in great hands with Denita!!! She always has great ideas and she REALLY knows her stuff!!!

Love that Copen blue! AND the seafoam!
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Denita
lol..bubba, you should drive down some of the streets here! We have pink, yellow, blue, seafoam green...and the list goes on. It can get quite colorful unless you are in a HOA type community where we have 12 variations of beige. :)
2 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 4:52PM
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JudyG Designs
I can’t type…kitty in my lap, so doing the right hand, index finger thing…it is the hip roof I love.

1 Like   February 27, 2014 at 5:02PM
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lola0708
Love the ideas. I would have never thought of that.
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 5:13PM
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lola0708
Now I have some ideas when I go and get my supplies.
1 Like   February 27, 2014 at 5:14PM
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bubbasgma
Denita....do homes in FL usually need gutters and downspouts?
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 5:22PM
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Denita
Yes. We have two seasons here: wet season and dry :) However, it is usually an extra when having a house built and many people don't notice the missing gutters and downspouts until the first downpour.
1 Like   February 27, 2014 at 5:25PM
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bubbasgma
We have cold and wet, colder and wetter. And the gutters and downspouts are never nicely camouflaged like in these examples.
0 Likes   February 27, 2014 at 5:42PM
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I try to change color.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 12:24AM
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garden design online
But only changing color isn't enough.you need to improve curb appeal.
1 Like   February 28, 2014 at 12:30AM
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garden design online
Add a sit area.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 12:46AM
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garden design online
A edible garden nice.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 1:07AM
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Add a sit area.
1 Like   February 28, 2014 at 1:13AM
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garden design online
Add a porch,cool.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 1:33AM
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a porch.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 2:18AM
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bubbasgma
Hmmmm.
1 Like   February 28, 2014 at 5:41AM
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shillegeist
We really liked Sherwin Williams Mega Greige (I think it's SW7030)
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 11:19AM
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Denita
Here shillegeist, is this your color?

0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 11:29AM
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shillegeist
Yes. That's it! We used the SW7029 as an accent around the window frames & doors. It's just a nice neutral pallet.
0 Likes   February 28, 2014 at 3:15PM
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Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP
blue or light grey. and ps I LOVE Denita's choice.
1 Like   February 28, 2014 at 4:18PM
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face39
Then I'm guessing Iola wi. Home of the best car show in the world. Also excellent biking in your county.

So do you have close neighbors and what are their colors? What will the front door color be?
1 Like   March 2, 2014 at 6:57PM
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Veronita Rego
All the above colors are beautiful, this darker, is also option a beautiful garden.
1 Like   March 2, 2014 at 8:25PM
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Veronita Rego
SW 2810 color
1 Like   March 2, 2014 at 8:26PM
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lepstein
I could see a blue slightly darker than the garage doors or perhaps Sherwin Williams Persimmon.
1 Like   March 23, 2014 at 9:00AM
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lepstein
Navy or yellow door.
1 Like   March 23, 2014 at 9:03AM
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lepstein
Oh! Your garage doors looked light blue on my screen. If they aren't painted, I would match them to your main colour, or at least a shade close to it.
1 Like   March 23, 2014 at 9:07AM
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Ruth Mullineaux
Adding a porch or other entrance feature will be as important as the paint. Love the mega greige with your roof color. A nice front door color will make it look professionally designed
1 Like   March 23, 2014 at 9:36AM
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