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Old 02-15-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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I joined this forum to ask this questions to Pro like you.

We bought wonderful house in Studio city, California and now we are

wondering what the best color set for exterior..

I'm very first DIYer and need your advice.. thanks

Which color do you prefer.? or any other color suggestion?

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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i like no. 3 and no.5 maybe try one shade darker on both

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Impressive that you posted photos with color changes. I like the photo number 4343 myself.
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Thurman, that was funny. If you notice that everyone picked a shade of green which complements and blends with the landscaping. The yellow and blues contrast, which is fine. #5 might look a little Mediterranean for some areas. I think the yellow with some light to medium gray shutters would look sharp. It depends if you want the house to blend with the surroundings or stand out from them. Do you wear bright colors? If not, why? With any of those colors a cream colored trim would look smart.
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All of the colors you have chosen seem a bit too light. This does nothing to enhance the look of your small house. You need colors that will make your cute house stand out. Try different shades of green or yellow and see what happens. Or choose a contrasting color for all the trim.
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It may be helpful to see a wider view that includes the neighboring houses. To see how these colors look in the neighborhood.
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The Origin pic is pretty darn close to the color I picked for my house so I probably won't be much help.
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Neighboring houses might influence choice but 3 and 4 (yellow) stand out to me. If yellow, I'd darken the shutters. I was told once to have no more than 3 different colors on a house (siding, trim, roof essentially). Victorians break all the "rules" but this isn't one of those.
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Thanks.. here is wide view. I took it in the morning..

Still Im confusing how to select the colors.

Thanks all the pros.. but give me more details... Thanks


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That rules out number two for me. That is too light a shade. Number 4, the cream, is way to close to the yellow houses in either side of you.
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In light of this new pic, we have quite the pattern going here. Blue gray next to yellow on the far right, green on the far left, and bookend yellows. Stuck in the middle with you. Just paint it black and forget about it. That'll standout. Ahh, Just kiddin. I like #6 now. It's unique for the neighborhood and it's a nice contrast to the bookend yellows. Definitely six. It's a happy color. Let's meet here tomorrow to start on the trim, shutter, and front door accent. I'm getting giddy now, this day's over.
PS In my earlier post i stated number five might look too mediterranean, I meant six, which is the color I now like. I do know my colors.

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Well you can't go any shade of yellow. That would be four houses in a row that are yellow.

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