Roof / Garage Door / Shutters

lovestotravelSeptember 18, 2012


Daughter is in process of purchasing this house :) It definitely needs a roof immediately (not yet leaking thank goodness) and garage door since current one is old and also broken. Would appreciate color suggestions for roof & shutters, as well as garage door style, to give her a variety of options for viewing!! These are major decisions for a first home, as well as expenditures... Although siding needs a good cleaning, it looks to be a keeper for a while. Thanks in advance and please let me know if I have posted in the wrong forum!! Shar

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There are paint programs available for free online. Sherwin Williams has one. Upload a photo and try a bunch of combinations.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sherwin Williams Paint Visualizer

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 5:31PM
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I'd start with a dark valued roof, using an "architectural" grade shingle (has greater thickness and surface depth than a standard shingle).

Thereafter, I'd unify and match the door and window trim colors. I'd also consider repainting all of the siding so that the overall house appearance is unified and harmonous, rather than the changeout of just a few items such as shutters and garage door.

A color scheme I like with warm brick is a grey-green siding with muted red window frames and door frames. Front door could match or be a harmonious accent color, ie, yellow, sienna, etc. Garage door replacement could have a strip of rectangular windows at the top panel of the door, or simply be a solid door. Garage doors are so large that they tend to visually dominate the house elevation where they are located, so the best bet is to paint them a dark valued hue that recedes and does not call attention to itself. In the color scheme suggested above, it could be a neutral grey or dark green. Using a computer-based color selector, suggested above, is a good idea. Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:07AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I just posted this pic from for another person....a nice combo you might reverse by painting the trim and shutters in the greige tones.

Traditional Exterior design by Dc Metro Interior Designer Grossmueller's Design Consultants

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:48AM
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If it were me, I love the combo of white brick and a dark taupe color on the siding. Then black shutters and a black roof (or dark gray).

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 10:33AM
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Thanks everyone for your thoughtful ideas! I don't know if painting the siding is in the time or money budget for this year yet, funny how things add up :) Will definitely use a visualizer since I am weak in that area haha

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 12:05PM
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