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Old 11-08-2014, 11:54 AM
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My wife and I have decided to spend thousands of dollars and get our house painted. You'd think that would be the hardest decision in this process, but unfortunately it's not. For someone reason we are completely lost on what color the house should be painted. I know that sounds silly, but I blame the uncertainty on our roof color - hunter green......

Does anyone else have a green roof? If so, what color is the house?

Are there companies out there that will give you renderings of what the house will look like in different colors? I've played around with some of the apps that the various paint companies have but I find them more aggravating than useful.

After looking at the pictures of the house, do you guys have any opinions?

Thanks for all the feedback!
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Back of the house.....
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/#
they have software that allows you to change the color of your home, might help with your decision. I think it looks good the way it is so I probably won't be of much help.
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Skyblue pink.
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google "house with green shingles" and go to images

I think a light tan/brown with a good bit of yellow in it would look good. Check out google and find something you like.

Oh and buy several you think are close (in small amounts) and paint some test spots and let dry.

Picking paint can be hard!
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How about a very deep brown, white trim, with some red highlights?
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Sage grey green, buttery off white trim. With dark ( Essex) green accents
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Don't be afraid of a little color. Brown's, Green's, and Yellow's would all look good with the hunter green roof. I did the Sherwin Williams visualizer and found Rosemary to be a nice color. With the white trim and green shingles that would pop! It's a beautiful house with a lot of nice trim. Brighter colors will really make the beautiful porches and trim jump out!
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www.houzz.com

Don't thank me. That site is addictive.
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Light yellow with white trim. JMHO
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Light yellow with white trim. JMHO
Exactly my thought!
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Benjamin Moore "Beach Glass"
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Narrow it down to a few and paint sections. See which you like once it is up. Wife and I changed our minds more than a few times due to paint looking much different in sunlight vs. store lighting.
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Originally Posted by Welshtrustee View Post
Narrow it down to a few and paint sections. See which you like once it is up. Wife and I changed our minds more than a few times due to paint looking much different in sunlight vs. store lighting.
This is good advice. Need to see in all light conditions. Don't use more than two colors - main and trim.

Consider this http://acrylux.com/ it is made for Florida.
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Originally Posted by AIKO AIKO View Post
Benjamin Moore "Beach Glass"
Thanks for all the suggestions!

I really like this color - will be sure to show it to the wife
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NOT a dark color, in Fl the sun will eat it up. I'd go with a pale yellow with white trim.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

I really like this color - will be sure to show it to the wife
I used it for the House in Rhode Island....It is a very classy Color! Good Luck!
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What ever color you choose, do not go with a stark white trim. The marshmellow color (soft, creamy white) looks better and is more current.
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Four years ago for a Condo building we used a local paint store no longer around, but they sent a rep from Pittsburg Paints to the site, took a number of photos for a software program that worked with their specific paint colors which we played with to narrow it down; then put sample colors on a wall and made final picks.
Painted another one last year. Took a Sunday cruise until we found a home 3 of us all liked. Monday I went back to the home by land with my painter who identified the exact colors. That way took most of the guess work out of it as computer colors didn't always match the Pittsburg Paint colors.
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