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Old 08-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am not sure which forum to put this in, so I hope this one is ok!

We just got this house that is adorable on the inside but the outside needs some sprucing up. I was thinking of finding some sort of faux exterior for the brick on the lower level. For instance, one of my neighbors put up some fake stone surface on the front, it looked great! Not sure what else there is that we could use? And then we could paint the wooden parts on the dormers and the front A part of the 2nd level, see where I mean? I was thinking something bright a cheerful, but not too crazy. Any suggestions on what we can do to the front of this house to make it a little more colorful and less dreary? Thanks!


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What is wrong with the brick?

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Well brick is fine actually, I just prefer the house to POP!

I like bright and cheery!
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Well after I google what stone veneer really is, I think its best to leave the brick! So what color should I paint the other parts of the house?
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Well after I google what stone veneer really is, I think its best to leave the brick! So what color should I paint the other parts of the house?
I'm glad you're not putting up the stone veneer - you could always paint the brick, you know...

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lol if you were a mom, you would know that I have 3 kids, in the order of girl, boy, girl.
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paint or replace the siding. Go with a lighter green? Seems very in now. Boom, you're living in style. Brick looks good.
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Light green sounds great! It would remind me of my gramma's house, too...
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It's cool again, no? Make those windows and that trim pop.
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Use the brick color to anchor a color wheel. If you take a better picture I will do that for you. A color wheel will show you the colors that will blend best with the brick and offer up all kinds of color scheme possibilities based on color wheel relationships. Color theory 101. No magic to it. I use Color Impact from Tiger Color in my work. You can try it free for 30 days I think and a license is something like $50. Great program and one of the best of its kind IMO.

http://www.tigercolor.com/

The major paint companies have virtual painting programs you can use for free. I like Benjamin Moore's Personal Color Viewer. You can use the web version online or download the application and Adobe Air if you want to use it on your machine. You do have to set-up a free account to upload you own photos.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/f...l-color-viewer

Once set up you can either pick an exterior photo from the library that is close to yours and pre-masked for different paint areas or you can upload a photo of your place and mask off the different areas to be painted. Then just mouse click away until you find paint combinations you like. Print them or email to friends and family if you need opinions. Then try a quart of each on the house to see if you nailed it before buying gallons.

You can use the RGB color codes from something like Color Impact (or anything your pixel grabber can get) to translate to paint chip numbers and colors at:

http://www.easyrgb.com

It is free. Just plunk in the RGB code, pick a paint manufacturer and color collection, and the system kicks out the four closest matches. It does some dyes and inks too.

Be sure and set your monitor to the standard industry temp for viewing anything color---6500K. On Windows machines there is a standard setting for this in the Control Panel.

Before you get too carried away? Is this home historically landmarked or in a landmarked neighborhood or district? If it is, be very aware their may be restrictions on colors and exterior materials you can use. The historical preservation folks could make you repaint if you do not get prior approval and venture beyond the guidelines. Some even limit what lawn ornaments you may have and we all know a yard can never have too many of them and the tackier and more out of context the better.

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I'm glad you're not putting up the stone veneer - you could always paint the brick, you know...

...I really don't understand your name.



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It might just be me, but, doesn't that whole front porch addition look oddly disproportionate to the rest of the house?
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It might just be me, but, doesn't that whole front porch addition look oddly disproportionate to the rest of the house?
Noticed that too but then the height of porch ceiling in that area. My guess is there is a new ridge beam perpendicular to the original structure that runs all the way through the house? That is not just a porch addition? Master bedroom suite up there somewhere? Great room downstairs? Curious myself. Not that it matters to the question of the post I guess. Not sure what to do to make it look more in scale? Maybe paint its siding up to its roof a darker color than the rest to break up that mass some? Wrap the porch posts with a faux column of some sort to add some mass and balance beneath that structure?

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