Trim color help for new construction

sbkimJuly 30, 2012

Hello and thanks for the great forum!

We are currently in process of building our home and nearly complete with brick. Unfortunately, we are in desperate need of quickly selecting our trim colors (soffit, dormers, and column). A few facts about the house:

1. Roof - GAP Weatherwood - sort of greyish brown

2. brick - sioux city inca gold - as the brick is still drying so it may lighten up a bit more

3. windows - dark bronze

4. Front porch roof will be cooper

We are leaning towards bronze color soffit to match the windows. Perhaps similar to color of weathered cooper? We are also looking at limestone paint color for dormers and perhaps columns but not sure if that's better than dark color from the brick.

Many thanks!




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    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 12:26PM
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Beth Parsons

I don't have any suggestions as I'm really not good at this sort of thing but I just wanted to say your house is gorgeous!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 12:24AM
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I love your brick color. We are bricking our house, and I am having so much trouble on deciding what color to do. I'll have to remember this!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 4:12PM
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Is the shingle actually weatherwood or weathergray? Don't know why the GAF does that but very confusing for me at first. Both are the same exact color except weatherwood is the dimensional shingle and weather grey is the flat shingle. When our roof was 1st put on the shingles seemed to to be a blackish grey color and the package said weathergrey so I thought it was incorrect :) Once the brick was put on (shawdowstone) the shingles now have the brownish color.

I guess the 1st question always, is copper in the budget? :) If not maybe some combination of sand and a drk brown to give a patina look. Are you going to do frieze board as well?

Oh and the house looks awesome, please keep us updated with pics!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:08PM
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Personally I think the trim would look very nice a Dark Bronze, same as the windows. What brand are those windows just out of curiosity as the stickers look familiar but the brand does not come to mind immediately.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 8:21AM
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Hi everyone,

Slight typo - I meant GAF Timberline HD Weatherwood.
Windows are from jeld wen with wood cladding in chestnut bronze.
A small FYI on the brick - please make sure you order a sample from that months run. We were shocked by how much they differed from each run. The brick hasn't been washed yet but will update with more pictures.

The builder definitely wants us to use something that matches the window color (Chestnut Bronze) or perhaps Musket Brown. So no vote for off white trim?


    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 3:27PM
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Let me make this simpler - which of the two would you use for trim/dormer/porch columns:

I would like to use dark trims but lighter dormers and porch columns but that might also look too busy?


    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:29AM
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Jack Kennedy

The darker color you posted will make the facade more cohesive. The lighter color will compartmentalize certain areas, such as the framed triangular areas. If you want a lighter color, maybe color between the two you posted would work. The lighter color also seems to have a lot of pink in it on my monitor screen, which will look more pink next to red brick. Just a thought.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:50AM
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Thank you so much for your thoughts. Sadly, the electronic picture of the lighter color is way off. The actual color is more of lighter version of musket brown.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:06AM
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What a coincidence, the two colors you're looking at are the ones I suggested and are on our home. Our trim is sand color and gutters are musket brown. We do have a different color brick but I think those colors will look great with your window trim color.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our home sell/build blog

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 11:54PM
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Hi Xclusive - thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed to see. What a beautiful house - big congrats. I wish my builder could move so efficiently like yours. We've been at this for 7 months now and we just did insulation :(

May I ask what color you used for trim?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 8:10AM
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