shutters

mfallisMay 5, 2013

I posted my house a couple of weeks ago and asked for some suggestions for the "just for now" colors on my shutters and doors (will be doing a bigger exterior rehaul once I can replace the roof). I got some paint samples... what do you think? One caveat -- the green is a shade lighter than I intended to get (I wanted Valspar Filoli Yew). Going from left to right, the next color is a blackish-brown (Sherwin Williams Black Bean), then a blue (Sherwin Williams Outerspace), and lastly a plummish-brown (Sherwin Williams Plum Brown). Which do you like the best... or do you have an idea for a color that would work better?

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mfallis

Here's a picture of the front of the house, in case it helps.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 12:30PM
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bronwynsmom

Either of the two darker colors would work.

The light ones seem too insubstantial for the nice strong visual weight of your house.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 12:40PM
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melsouth

I agree with Bronwynsmom.
I've looked back at your photos a few times, and I keep leaning toward the darker colors.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 2:52PM
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peegee

Another vote for darker....will you do the front door the same as whatever you select?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 5:41PM
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mfallis

I was thinking a different color for the front door... if I go with the plum-brown on the shutters, someone on this forum suggested a dark teal for the door. If I go with the black-ish brown, I'm not sure what color I'd pick for the door.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 5:50PM
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awm03

Your brick looks so different in your two photos: one is neutral, one is orange. Which one is closer to the real brick color?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:14AM
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mfallis

The top picture is more accurate...when you stand back farther, it does read more brown though. I described it as brown brick for a year... now that I've spent some time staring at it, I'd call it more of an orange tinged brown. My color blind husband still says it's brown. :-)

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 2:43PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I like the plum brown.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 5:26PM
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mfallis

The sun came out, so I snapped a new picture that shows the brick color more accurately.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 11:24AM
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madeyna

I really like the paint colors that are on it.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 1:33PM
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