exterior color decision

daviddjMay 26, 2014

Hi - These are the two color schemes our designer came up with for our new house which is almost done now. I prefer one and my wife prefers the other. What do you guys think ...

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jdez

I like the orange.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 8:07PM
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pixie_lou

I really like the orange as well.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 8:46PM
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dekeoboe

The orange makes it look really custom. What color will the front door be painted?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 9:07PM
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daviddj

The door is not in yet (they are whittling it), this is a construction door. It is Douglas Fir. We are not painting it

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 10:09PM
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jennifer132

Orange, based on these photos.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2014 at 10:49PM
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Oaktown

I'll be the dissenter, I like blue with a clear coat for the Doug fir front door.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 7:37AM
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jackson2348

I think the blue makes that section recede too much. I love the orange. If you like blue what about a brighter shade?

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 8:32AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Orange.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 9:17AM
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Bridget19

I'm going to be different here and say the other one, not orange. I think orange is a popular trend color right now, but you will tire of it quickly. I'd play with some more color options.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 9:24AM
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ladybrowncoat

I favor the blue :) I think it looks nice with all three colors being the same tone.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 10:30AM
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anitaladyrose

I vote for the blue/purple.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 11:24AM
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daviddj

Wow! Wife here...this is going to be such a hard decision I think. The front trim will be painted to match, not staying white. The soffits will be dark, but I am not sure what color if we go with the burnt orange. I am so tired of making decisions, I REALLY just want to move in!! :) LOL

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 12:06PM
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nanj

Whichever you decide on, the color needs to be repeated on the other sections of the house, preferably two times, to tie it all together. The front door could be one repeat of the color. If the front door is Douglas Fir, it could be stained a color to repeat the orange of the back section of the house. (Isn't unstained DF a warm burnt orange?)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2014 at 9:28PM
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daviddj

we went with the orange

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:42PM
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rgps

Love the orange, especially with the blue port a potty. I'm serious, no tongue in cheek intended. That house is dying for a blue on it or near it.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:32PM
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nepool

Thanks for following up, its nice to see the final decision, in the flesh.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:45PM
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dekeoboe

Thanks for posting the update. It looks great!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 7:21AM
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Kathy Harrington

great choice!!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 8:50AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

The orange looks great...thanks for filling us in!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 1:51PM
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