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shutters

Posted by mfallis (My Page) on
Sun, May 5, 13 at 12:29

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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RE: shutters

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


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Either of the two darker colors would work.

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


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


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


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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.


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


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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. :-)


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I like the plum brown.


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


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I really like the paint colors that are on it.


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