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!

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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
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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
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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
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Neighbors of ours have Richmond Gray. I love it!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 8:28PM
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I love Richmond Gray, very classy.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 6:47PM
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