Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Please vote!

Posted by jterrilynn (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 23, 13 at 17:42

I think I'm close to getting the paint right! Please vote "A", "B" or "C".

This is before and before that hunk of nasty tree bush shrub has been taken out.
 photo 31ed1c0d-7a7e-4747-9646-ed4c28a255eb_zps20d8f5c8.jpg

This is the cement tile roof we picked. This type of roof is common in the neighborhood although the colors vary. The color is a dark charcoal that sometimes looks like it has some warm dark brown within.
 photo image_zps5920dbe3.jpg

OK, VOTING on paint looks...READY?

OPTION "A" paint. Below the bands the house is a shade lighter than above bands. The bands do not get their own color or extra attention. White trim along roof line and the ceiling in little porch area. The garage door is the same darker shade that is above the bands.
 photo frenchmenshousepaint2_zps29e928c7.jpg

OPTION "B" paint. The whole house and garage door is the same color. A lighter shade is added only around the front door. White trim along roof line and the ceiling in little porch area.
 photo frenchmenshousepaint1_zpsa18f1c91.jpg

OPTION "C" paint. Terri you crazy little kook, I don't like "A" or "B" this is what I think would look great-------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------

This post was edited by jterrilynn on Mon, Dec 23, 13 at 17:45


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Please vote!

Will there be a different garage door (with windows)? I like B with above and below painted the same color.


 o
RE: Please vote!

I think the blocks of color are more interesting but wonder why only the window trim is dark.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Hi snook, all the windows in the house are bronze frames. We are getting new bronze framed windows in front that have hurricane glass. The roof tile is close to the same color. Sue Ellen, yes, when we replace the garage door it will have hurricane windows.


 o
RE: Please vote!

I like B.


 o
RE: Please vote!

A gives your house a bit more character.


 o
RE: Please vote!

A. It's got enough detail to be interesting but not over the top or trying to be something it's not. There probably is an option C that would also look good but my brain is fried so I'm stickin' with A.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Hey, I just thought of something. How about a wall light on the left side of the garage in the same finish as the window frames? Or, maybe both sides?

Snooks, maybe a wall lantern would balance out the dark framed windows and tie in the dark roof?


 o
RE: Please vote!

Yes, let's see some other options! Those dark windows bother me but maybe they aren't so dark as in the picture.


 o
RE: Please vote!

The ole domino effect! I tried to paint a light on. I think it would need to be on both sides of garage? If you like this idea I will be on another round of crazy trying to figure out what sort of light would be suitable for this wacky little house. My brain is scrambled trying to get this right and do Christmas and I have a toothache lol.
 photo frenchmenshousepaint2withlantern_zps49fa2592.jpg


 o
RE: Please vote!

I like B. (I also liked that "hunk of nasty tree bush shrub" in the front. lol)


 o
RE: Please vote!

I think I like A...what light(s) are you doing by the front door? Yes to lights on both sides of garage door. My only reservation is that I like the garage door to blend in with the surrounding house color so it is not the focal point...the front door is.


 o
RE: Please vote!

I love voting on GW!
I like A and I like two lights on the sides of the garage in a bronze tone that ties to the window trim color. I like the size you photoshopped in.
I hope your toothache gets better.


 o
RE: Please vote!

I want my eye to be drawn to the front door, but I find the white a distraction. Can you photoshop the white away and try the darker color where the white is now?

I do like the dark light fixtures on both sides of garage door-they seem to balance the dark window frames. The size also seems to work well.

This post was edited by lizbeth-gardener on Mon, Dec 23, 13 at 21:15


 o
RE: Please vote!

I like option A
With the lights on both sides of the garage


 o
RE: Please vote!

Option A for me, it gives the house more character, love it.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Thank you everyone!!! Unless I get an overwhelming amount of “B” options after this I think this is it. I’m pondering those weird cement planter things on each side of the house and may paint them in the darker shade? I have my colors narrowed down but think I’m going with SW Perfect Greige on top and the next lightest shade on the bottom which is SW Versatile Gray. I’m ready to present my roof and house color picks to the board of the community. I have never had to do that before and it’s weird. However, I do appreciate how nicely kept the neighborhood is.

In answer to some of the concerns and questions… The two colors I have picked will not be as drastic a contrast as the mock-up. So, I think the garage will not be a concern as far as being a focal point. The porch area is very shaded and shadowed (see before picture) so the lighter shade of course will not look as light as the mock-up. For this reason I will be choosing a much brighter than norm door paint color as it will not look so vibrant from the road. I’m even toying with SW Caribbean coral because it will show a shade or two darker.

Sometimes UGLY can be a fun challenge!
 photo frenchmenshousepaint2withlanterns2_zpse8e0ce42.jpg
 photo 31ed1c0d-7a7e-4747-9646-ed4c28a255eb_zps20d8f5c8.jpg


 o
RE: Please vote!

Option C: Same as A but with the garage door the lighter color. Maybe mock that up? I like the lanterns, too.

And I also love the bush - can it be thinned, tweaked into something interesting?


 o
RE: Please vote!

Option C: Same as A but with the garage door the lighter color. Maybe mock that up? I like the lanterns, too.

And I also love the bush - can it be thinned, tweaked into something interesting?


 o
RE: Please vote!

I actually prefer the before picture using your new colors. I don't see the point of emphasizing the odd trapezoidal roof line over the garage.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Ugly? I don't think it's ugly - a bit challenging to show it to best advantage, maybe, but not ugly. I really like the lines and especially the way the clipped gable on the garage is completed over the front door - that design element disappears when it's all one color and one reason why I like the 2 tone option. Garage lights are a great idea and can bring the window color to that side of the house for balance - just make sure they're of a design vintage to work with your cool house - IOW, stay away from Colonial!!! LOL! But I'm sure you already knew that ;-)

And take care of that tooth!

This post was edited by dlm2000 on Tue, Dec 24, 13 at 8:14


 o
RE: Please vote!

Dim2000. Calm down lady. I never used the word ugly, you did! And I certainly am entitled to my opinion just as you are. Geesh.


 o
RE: Please vote!

My vote is A


 o
RE: Please vote!

Good luck! I also liked A, and then the C. I think it's going to look great when done. I like the tile roof.


 o
RE: Please vote!

DLM responding to OP's words, I believe:

"Sometimes UGLY can be a fun challenge! "

Have a good holiday if you celebrate, K9.

This post was edited by snookums2 on Tue, Dec 24, 13 at 10:31


 o
RE: Please vote!

I think dlm2000 was responding to Jterrillyn's comment about ugly being a fun challenge, not your comment, K9arlene. I don't think it's ugly either! I recently moved into a similar house and I actually think it is fun to figure out what to do with it.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Here ya go Joanie and Olychick! You know what? I do like it better…A & B which = C and a touch of me.

K9, I think there is a misunderstanding. I called the “before” house ugly and I think that is what was being referenced lol.

If any of you happen to come across suitable lantern lights for both sides of garage door you could save me from the straight jacket.
 photo frenchmenshousepaint2withlanterns2garagepaint_zps6a56ecc6.jpg


 o
RE: Please vote!

Uh oh, my apologies dim2000. I didn't realize you weren't responding to my post. I'll blame it on the stress of the season and not carefully reading the OPs post. Sorry.


 o
RE: Please vote!

No worries K9, it is a stressful time!


 o
RE: Please vote!

How about option D, just for a trial? Would you try it with the color blocks as in option C, with the dark on the bottom? Just for fun...

Would you consider a darker color on the outside of the roof trim instead of white?


 o
RE: Please vote!

The last one is perfect!


 o
RE: Please vote!

I am partial to that last one.

And happy holidays everybody. Remember to take a step back from the preperation stress, breathe ,and ENJOY. I hope everybody is spending the time with friends and family.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Hmmmm...now I'm wondering about the white trim too...maybe a lighter version of the lightest color..or as Oly said something darker?

I'm not sure what stlyle outside light would look best but just saw this in a Lamps Plus catalog....something simple?

Here is a link that might be useful: Outside light


 o
RE: Please vote!

Another round for Joanie and Olychick! Sorry I do not have time to fine tune, don’t have the color values just right for upper and lower but you get the idea. I added a light warm trim. Funny that in the 2 million gray-ish houses I looked at online I was drawn to bright white trim. However, I do like this warm trim and it may be a better idea so the warm door will have a distant relative.
Joanie, I really like that lantern!

Sheesh, glad I got some pictures of my paint boards before my Rottweiler went out and did a big pee on the corner of the Versatile Gray sample.

Option “D-ish”
 photo frenchmenshousepaint1inreverse_zps57eec41d.jpg

This is what the darker shade looks like with white trim, Perfect Greige.
 photo frenchmenshousecolorilikeswperfectgreigeoroneshadelighterversatilegray_zps6c8571b3.jpg


 o
RE: Please vote!

I think the color white trim looks good with the paint colors, it just seemed to me with the windows so dark that the white roof edge trim (I can't recall what they are called) didn't relate to anything else and kind of stood out.
I like C or D - either with the warmer trim. (But I do like C best, if you warm up the trim).


 o
RE: Please vote!

Kellienoelle, happy holidays back at ya! And,(((((((((((((( thank you all so much)))))))))))))) for your input!!!

I’m going with “C” at 10:32 but with the lighter shade on the Greige Chit which is SW Heron Plume for the trim. I think some of you are right about not using the bright white. Although it looks nice in my color inspiration pick above, in that house there is more white dispersed evenly around so it works. On my house the white would be the cheese that stands alone.


 o
RE: Please vote!

The cheese stand alone - wow it's been a long time since I heard that!

k9 don't fret - we're all wound a little tight right now! Have another glass of eggnog - the grown up kind ;-)


 o
RE: Please vote!

I like the last one but would tone down the trim and maybe make it a little lighter than the light color you are picking.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Am loving the toned down "white"trim instead of stark white. It looks good in your inspiration foto because all the windows are white, but with your dark windows, the softer version works better. D is my favorite but I like C too. Looking good!!


 o
RE: Please vote!

Initially I liked A, but after comparing it to the actual picture of the house, I decided on B because B gives the house more height, while A seems to cut top from bottom and each section looks small. I like the darker door color and, after final additions (deleting white), I now also like D. I think the outside lights work well and visually balances the two sides of the home.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Thanks Zen! My husband likes the bottom lighter and the top darker and I like them both but sort of like the darker at the top as the roof is so dark, I like that graduation. The cool thing about these two colors though is that in some lights the difference is so very slight. Other times of day there is a difference. There is also more warmth at certain times, yet at other times of day the tones look cooler. So, I’m thinking it’s all good. What I really love is the idea that was sparked from posting here and that is the lights on each side of the garage. I think that was the key to making it all work. And, I’m one step closer as the board passed my roof picks before my actual closing. Next is the paint picks in about nine more days. I really think I’m going to like this new neighborhood.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Is this still going on?

I still like A the best. When you say the actual light and dark shades are not as contrasting as the mock-up, that might be an issue. Part of the look *is* the contrast. Can you show us the real color swatches side by side?

I think a door that pops will be great. Carribean Coral may be a touch too light IMO (based on what my monitor * search picked up)


 o
RE: Please vote!

I like your 4th mock-up best ... the one with the lanterns on either side of the garage door!

What did you decide on?


 o
RE: Please vote!

I would use that dark bronze color of your windows around the garage windows, the garage door itself and the front door.


 o
RE: Please vote!

Wendyb, yes, I know what you are saying! I still do not have the lower color nailed. I will be going back to the house today to look at one color combo that shows promise. I did an exterior sample of Perfect Greige 6073 and Sandbar 7547 for the bottom half. The top would be the cool neutral and the bottom a warm neutral. This is what I had originally planned (warm and cool) but got off track as my mind became cluttered with so many decisions and ideas. I think those two would look nice with the dark roof. The other thing that is hindering my creative process is the fact that I have an HOA that has to approve. I’m used to doing things for “me”.
The ole garage door, it’s very possible that that will be put on next year’s project list. I’m pushing for some new costly hurricane windows at the moment as I think that is not only practical but also very good for resale down the road. I’m getting too old to haul hurricane panels around for storms and it would be a waste of money to kid -out those ugly windows with pull-down or accordion shutters.

Edited to add...

I haven’t been to the house yet to see the true Sandbar color when dry. I did this chit sample in a shadowed light and like it.
 photo image_zpscb5da722.jpg

Then I moved the chits to full light and now I’m not so sure again. The Sandbar is a bit brighter than I want and sort of looks Lois and Jack do the Elks club, nice but not what I want I think. If only I could find the perfect warm taupe to go with the Perfect Greige that I love. Maybe all will be well after I view the dried color.
 photo a21728b3-24bc-4c78-8cee-8cac16282b1e_zps73285198.jpg

This post was edited by jterrilynn on Sun, Jan 12, 14 at 14:10


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here