Help with Exterior SW Paint Colors

hideoutNovember 14, 2013

We need help picking Sherwin Williams Paint colors for our new modern home. We are thinking the main body and trim and large sofit all Eider White and the bump out Iron Ore. It seems to contrasting to me. What are your ideas? Thanks for any help.
The materials are hardi panels and hardi lap siding. The front door will be stainless steel and the roof metal. Let me know if you need more pictures of back too.

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Jules

I immediately thought of a deep gray upon seeing the photo, so I tend to think you should use Iron Ore on more of the body. Can you do some mock ups of various color combinations?

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:18PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I can see at least 2 main colors on the body of the house...a dark gray, and a red/rust/orange.

Modern Exterior by Kansas City Design-Build Firms Hufft Projects

But I can see adding a 3rd color like a bright green or an off white. I think the saturated colors look so great on a modern building like that.

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This blue with the green and the red chairs looks great.

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    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:00PM
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Flint2013

I do think what you describe is too much of a contrast although I don't know the exact look of the paint colors. Your roof introduces a 3rd color.

I love the look of your house. Don't see a lot of contemporary on here.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 7:35AM
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Flint2013

I do think what you describe is too much of a contrast although I don't know the exact look of the paint colors. Your roof introduces a 3rd color.

I love the look of your house. Don't see a lot of contemporary on here.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 7:36AM
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Sophie Wheeler

Dark grey on the garage to make it recede Granite Peak?). A lighter grey (Ice Cube?)or white on the house body. And eggplant (Grape Harvest?) on the bumpout. Or a earthy green. Or the orangey red suggested. The facia should be the roof color (steel roof?) which would be great in a color like a grayed teal or bluey gray almost the color of the gray garage for a bit of color blocking effect.


    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 9:09AM
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robo (z6a)

Everything except bump out iron ore and bump out eyecatching. Could also picture soffit in a lighter grey.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 9:12AM
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ontariomom

I am NOT a colour expert, but I I bought a book that reveals top tried and tested SW colours which I have found very helpful. The two dark gray colours suggested in the book are Mink SW 6004 (a graphite gray which goes with reds and violets and has violet undertones); and Peppercorn SW 7674 which goes with blue, white and red.

Good luck.

Carol

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 9:14AM
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hideout

Thanks for suggestions. We want to keep it clean and simple - here are a few mock -ups from SW Paint website. Keep a dark trim or go light?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 8:57AM
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hideout

Keep trim light?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 8:58AM
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hideout

Back of house with light trim and a little gray - we switched to Grizzle Gray to blend more with the Eider White. Large silver gutters will run along roof line and garage door is all glass with aluminum clear anodized.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 9:02AM
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