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Exterior house painted and now seems flat!

Posted by lzglenn (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 11 at 11:58

I recently painted the exterior of my cottage-style home gray, including the brick and chimney at the front of the house (the rest of the house is stucco). I now think the house looks small and too flat in the front (i.e., no depth that delineates the different lines of the house). I am debating painting the brick a darker shade or painting the chimney either white (the rest of the trim is white) or a darker shade of gray. I am thinking this will give the house more depth and make the front "pop" a bit more. Before I sink more money into this project, I need help!


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RE: Exterior house painted and now seems flat!

Have you considered a more contrasting trim color, such as cranberry or burgundy? There is software that lets you scan a photo of your house and try different colors on the image to get the total effect. A good paint store (NOT Home Depot or Lowes) can also give you advice on colors and their effects.

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