Paint color and roofing color questions
OK I am in the process of trying to find an exterior color scheme for our house. I'm looking for a source of red asphalt shingles and possibly some sort of program to mock paint our house so I can get an idea what colors I might consider.
We have a simple foursquare with three dormers and open porch with posts. No shutters and the siding is asbestos shingles which I will probably just repair and keep.
So far I've though of a light purple with white trim and a light gray roof.
A cream base color with spanish red trim and roofing material and an off white porch.
A red bluff base color with a cream trim and porch and tan roofing.
I sort of colored in a photo on the paint program to see how it might appear red and well we are a bit concerned it might stick out like a sore thumb even though the red wouldn't be a bight red but more of a brick red. Most of the houses in the immediate area are quite a bit shorter than mine and although the house doesn't have any right next to it, I don't know if it might stand out too much but the light purple might be too much too, think of a light lilac color. The neighborhood is sort of not in the greatest shape either but I am hoping it might revive some. I want something inspiring and inviting, not imposing.
I just don't know. It is currently sort of cream with brown roof and trim but it feels dreary in a way although more mature than purple or big red possibly.
Anyone know any sites with gorgeous colored foursquares?