Exterior Paint Color Advice Needed

susandancesJune 26, 2012

Our 8 year old home is in desperate need of a paint job. The current color is BM White Sand. It is just too yellow for me. I am leaning towards a beigey-gray color like BM Winterwood or Rockport Gray. I'm going to do white trim and black shutters. I would like a door color that "pops" or is a little different other than classic black. I was thinking about BM Whythe Blue.

I am open to suggestions/advice. We live in the country and I would like that classic New England style look. I don't want to go too dark on the house, but I need something different than what I have and not yellow.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Lori A. Sawaya

Love how the dog got in the shot - :) So cute.

Rockport, white trim and Wythe door - that's a good one. Definitely will get you in the New England *look*.

Just make sure the beigy-gray works with the roof.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 12:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susandances

Funcolors...thanks for the advice. No I'm really confused. I wasn't really thinking about roof color. When I looked at my roof from the street it is definitely brown (ugh!). I don't want to go with a brown house (unless it is a rich brown) and I really didn't want yellow. Everything I read is that you have to do beige (boring), yellow, brown or white. I guess I could go with classic white but my neighbor directly next door has white. I like edgecomb gray, but it is similar to my color.

Now I'm really confused!!!!! Please...any more help out there would e greatly appreciated!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 5:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Lori A. Sawaya

Brown as in random small hits of a warm gray but it's really b.r.o.w.n. Hits of warm gray not rust/dark orange, right?

Either way you can absolutely find the right gray. Don't have to go with yellow, beige or white.

But it's the roof that is going to dictate - or guide you - to *which* gray. Should be easy because the roof is the only permanent element you have to deal with.

Could be worse. . . i.e. some people have a brown roof + a taupe stone covering a % of the facade, or brick work on a 1/3 of the facade, etc.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 7:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
peaches12345

Neighbors of ours have Richmond Gray. I love it!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 8:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Earl310

I love Richmond Gray, very classy.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 6:47PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Repainting recently painted cabinets
If someone could offer me some advice I'd be so very...
deever
Paint to contrast molding
Hello, We just moved into a five year old townhouse...
JoAnn Babish
Storing paint for repairs/touchups
I have paint that I want to store for later use. I...
esga
Need help picking up the right paint color for my brand new house
Hi, We must bought a brand new house and request to...
san28
Help with paint color!
My sunroom is BM Chili Pepper, the dining room is BM...
mererx
Sponsored Products
Mega White 16-Inch Designer Wall Clock
$54.95 | Bellacor
Golden Copper Stippled Table Lamp
$69.99 | Lamps Plus
Radiax 2700K 60-Degree 6.5W Rich Bronze LED Flood Light
Lamps Plus
Acclaim Lighting Pendants & Hanging Fixtures Madison Collection Hanging 1-Light
$49.60 | Home Depot
Dansk Arabesque Blue and White Hand-painted Small Fish Platter
Overstock.com
Outdoor Lighting. 1-Light Outdoor Burnished Bronze Fixture Frosted Seeded Glass
Home Depot
San Jose Flush Wall Sconce
$126.99 | Bellacor
Greendale Home Fashions 4 Piece Microfiber Nook Cushion Set - 4366-WINE
$110.39 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™