Exterior paint color suggestions
Before I do a major landscaping remodel outside, I'd like to paint the trim on my house since it will need painting in about a year anyway. On the outside, it's a boring brick basement rancher and I'd like to liven it up a bit without making it obnoxious. The tan chicken-coop brick doesn't help. Particularly, I'd like to add some focus to the front door which, along with the landscaping, will make the home more welcoming.
Here's the original home. Both the grout and the roof are a grayish-putty color.
My first thought was an olive for the trim, but that looked too dark:
I lightened it up to a sage... too washed out?:
I tried taupe for the trim and both olive and eggplant for the door. Very dreary:
Any suggestions? I think the eggplant door has potential (although not quite the color in the mock-ups),