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Old 02-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Just purchased this home, it needs painting and we are not big fans of the current monotone scheme, looking for ideas on paint, shutters etc, any sugestions would be appreciated
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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I'm picturing a nice (bluish/brownish) charcoal grey... Would look good with that type of brick. Most important is to get a good complementary colour to the brick.

For a 2 tone pattern, I'd go analogous colours. A dark charcoal trim and a lighter neutral grey/taupe on siding...

I suggest browsing pictures of similar houses online for ideas.

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I would go tie dye! all joking aside A good earth tone.
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not a sure about the grey with brown brick and brown roof, we are leaning toward some earth tones, cant find much on the net to compare to........
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not a sure about the grey with brown brick and brown roof, we are leaning toward some earth tones, cant find much on the net to compare to........
I don't know where you like to buy your paint, but don't be shy about taking these photos into your local trusted paintstore. You would be amazed at all the talented people that work there and can help you with color matching. And, of course, it's FREE. Now, if you WANT to pay for color matching services, you could retain a designer to do the work for you. Also, don't hesitate to use the software found on most paint manufacturer's websites. They have programs where you plug in your house type and then you can keep changing colors until you find something you like. I'm certain that Sherwin-WIlliams and Valspar have it.
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Beautiful house; I suggest a sand body and do the trom, fascial, stairways and front gable in an analagous off-white. The sand color will blend with the brick-work. Also, with the mature surrounding foliage, you want the house to look like it belongs.

Remember: "Nothing blue belongs outdoors." This was advice from a decorater friend of mine, Mary Ann Saylor, who has done thousands of commercial jobs and multiple-family buildings.
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Beautiful house; I suggest a sand body and do the trom, fascial, stairways and front gable in an analagous off-white. The sand color will blend with the brick-work. Also, with the mature surrounding foliage, you want the house to look like it belongs.

Remember: "Nothing blue belongs outdoors." This was advice from a decorater friend of mine, Mary Ann Saylor, who has done thousands of commercial jobs and multiple-family buildings.
this is pretty much what my wife was saying although i was thinking dark beige trim and front gable with lighter shade for the body. What do think about shutters and front door color?
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I like that idea. I would repeat the fascia color on the shutters. A nice dark red on the door would brighten everything up. This will be very classy.
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what do you think about this scheme? We really like it....
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