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I think you can use any color awnings and they will look good. Bring home samples before you decide. Hang them out front of the house and look at them for a week.

You can even use black awnings for a more contemporary look. Beige will also look good.

In SoCal a great way to go with plants is drought resistant. I have lavendars and daisys in my front yard. If you get lavendars, shop for the tall ones. I am not sure what they are called but they are long and tall plants that look beautiful in front of a house ( very south of France )

You might also plant two or three olive trees out in front of the house ( nearer the sidewalk than the house ). They are not very thick, so the sun will filter through nicely but they will also create some shade in the front yard.
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Forgot to mention potted plants. You can buy some beautiful large pots and put edibles plants in them.........lemon and lime trees as well as herbs. Another good plant for a large pot is a bougainvillea with a trellis for climbing.........

and I forgot to mention that you might want to buy non olive producing olive trees because they can be messy with the olives.
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The bronze will be fine with the white. It pulls the tones of your brick and softens the feel. I love the idea of adding color. It could be fun to draw that color into your plantings as well. You may want to take a cue from your roof color here. It seems like a gray color. By pulling some of the gray into the door color, it would tie it all together nicely. Keep to a tone that has that smoky grey undertone. Call me crazy but a warm teal could be fun! Like Ben Moore Teal Ocean (2049-30) or North Sea Green (2053-30).
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Thanks all, again, great ideas!

Does anyone have a thought on steel rain chains that rust vs. a 100% copper chain that patinas?
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Nice clean space... look on Home depot and Rugs Direct for rugs that are reasonable.
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kckane,
I'd love to show you the before and after pictures:) ... but, I'm still at the "before" stage. I'll return w/ the "before" pictures. My accent wall in the living area is currently a periwinkle color from Benjamin Moore.
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Im glad the article helped.
April 7, 2014 at 8:49pm   
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Good ideas
April 10, 2014 at 9:13pm   
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Rina
I planted you a tree to break the brick/stone contrast, and removed some shrubs, but my main thought is that as you can't wish the stone away you could balance the effect of it by painting the garage door in a toning colour. I also repainted the walls a bit.
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Thanks so much everyone for the great ideas. I think I will start with power washing the brick and stone to make sure I'm working with the true colors, the former owner ought it in 1960 and nothing had been changed in the home. I will be painting the trim, siding and garage doors. The Pulse line of doors is my choice also, it was actually built as a single door and one pane of glass (yellow plastic, actually) to the left of the door. I don't want to reconfigure the door space so I will do some type of glass insert with a mid century door. I am going to research the horizontal cedar siding idea over the brick, I like Denita's picture labeled "Front" with the siding horizontal cedar siding gray. The house is in Denver.
April 4, 2014 at 5:47am   
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AMN
Another one for charcoal. I prefer to add pops of color with plantings and beautiful containers/urns, etc.


I like these colors on this brick home:
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lisadayers
I have that color red brick, my shutters are black and my door is royal blue...looks great
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