Need Exterior Paint Advice

therwood22September 10, 2012

I just posted this under Home Decorating, but figured I'd give it a shot over here as well! Does anybody know of a medium/deep slate blue that they've actually seen used on an exterior? I am building a home (hardi plank siding) and would like to go with a "Cape Cod" type look- darkish slate blue with bright white trim. This is the first home I've ever built and I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed with all the blue color choices. What looks good on the paint chip doesn't always translate perfectly, but I haven't been able to find anybody who has first-hand knowledge of a color in that range that turned out well. I would be SO grateful for any advice! Thanks!

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virgilcarter

I haven't used blue on the exterior of a house, but wonder if you have considered buy several samples and brushing each on your house to evaluate? It's usually a good idea to do so on both a sunny and shaded side in order to see how the color looks under varying light conditions. Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 3:03PM
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therwood22

I will definitely do that- thanks. They just started framing yesterday, so it's a little too soon- I'm just impatient and trying to get my colors lined up now! :)

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 4:49PM
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graywings123

You could look at the colors that Ben Moore recommends in its Exterior Expressions brochure. There are several blues in there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ben Moore exterior expressions

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 8:07PM
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