Accent colors for a home with grey siding

kellyann_2007May 27, 2007

I would appreciate any ideas on what color to paint the shutters and front door on a home with grey siding. Presently the shutters and front door are black. The roof is black as well.

Any photos of grey sided homes with accent colors would be very helpful.

Thank you.

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I have always loved gray siding with the black shutters and a red door.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2007 at 4:34PM
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I too like grey with black, but if you are looking for a change, depending on the shade of grey you have, hunter green can be really nice along with some white trim.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2007 at 3:30PM
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Before we put vinyl siding up, our home was painted gray cedar, white gutters, etc. gray>black roof. We had deep burgundy shutters and front door. A deep 'colonial blue' also would have worked (the gray had a bit of blue tone to it) as would a cool hunter green.

Here's a little tool you can play with. Go to Owen's Corning siding. On the far left under "Tools and Resources" click on "Exterior FX Visualization Software" in the drop down menu. At the next screen click "Start Designing". You'll then be asked for a zip code (put in anything, doesn't have to be yours ;) You'll then be directed to a screen with sample homes to choose from. Pick one of those, similar in style to yours if possible.
Next screen will show the house you've chosen with coordinating "Palettes" on the left. If you click one of those you'll see it on your sample house. However, if you look up at the upper left, there is a second tab you can choose: "Custom Design". That's where the fun starts ;) You can "Select a Surface" and choose the roof, siding, add stone or paint. Select a roof in similar style color to yours, then siding. Once you've done that under "Select a Surface" choose "Paint". Then you'll get a drop down menu to paint doors, windows, trim or the whole house if you like. You can play around with different color combinations and see which ones you like ;)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2007 at 8:43AM
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I also love gray siding with black shutters with almost any color door. However, my girlfriend has a gray house with darker gray shutters and a mauve door. It is beautiful very cottage like. Paddytc

    Bookmark   June 21, 2007 at 10:00AM
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Charcol grey roof light grey siding white trim what colors for shutters and front door and garage. Any help appreciated they are now hunter green.u

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 1:48PM
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