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Need Exterior Paint Advice

Posted by therwood22 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 10, 12 at 13:49

I just posted this under Home Decorating, but figured I'd give it a shot over here as well! Does anybody know of a medium/deep slate blue that they've actually seen used on an exterior? I am building a home (hardi plank siding) and would like to go with a "Cape Cod" type look- darkish slate blue with bright white trim. This is the first home I've ever built and I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed with all the blue color choices. What looks good on the paint chip doesn't always translate perfectly, but I haven't been able to find anybody who has first-hand knowledge of a color in that range that turned out well. I would be SO grateful for any advice! Thanks!

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RE: Need Exterior Paint Advice

I haven't used blue on the exterior of a house, but wonder if you have considered buy several samples and brushing each on your house to evaluate? It's usually a good idea to do so on both a sunny and shaded side in order to see how the color looks under varying light conditions. Good luck!

RE: Need Exterior Paint Advice

I will definitely do that- thanks. They just started framing yesterday, so it's a little too soon- I'm just impatient and trying to get my colors lined up now! :)

RE: Need Exterior Paint Advice

You could look at the colors that Ben Moore recommends in its Exterior Expressions brochure. There are several blues in there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ben Moore exterior expressions

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