Fashion emergency - house paint - help!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BeardedChick, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a grey stucco house, dark brown roof. Trim has always been dark brown, which I think looks ultra bland.

    What color should I paint the trim? I tried cranberry red yesterday, and what looked good on a card looked BAD on the house.

    HELP!
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    White! or something brighter than the grey/brown.
     
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  3. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try hunter green or a smokey blue. Both go well with brown and gray.
     
  4. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go more toward the orange spectram,not blue. Maybe a dark rust color?
     
  5. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not use a stark white at all, that is still going to leave you feeling bland all over again.

    I need to see if I can pull out my paint charts to help you out.

    I do like the sound of the dark green, but the cranberry sounded really nice also. I did a gray house several years ago with a deep red trim and it looked very nice.
     
  6. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a darker grey? With Black accents..
     
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  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I should mention - the garage door is almond-ish.

    Wildsky, I thought the same thing - but I primed the trim with white, and it makes the grey look dingy. I had purchased a new white storm door, but it's going back. Not sure whether to get almond or brown to replace it.

    ETA: the grey stucco has a tiny hint of tan tint rather than blue.
     
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  8. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd make the trim a slightly darker grey and save the cranberry or some other exciting beautiful color for the front door and garage doors.

    Edited to add: I have a bland blue-grey house with a brown roof. I thought our house was incredibly boring looking until I painted the white front door a super bright yellow color and the whole house looks so much prettier now!
     
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  9. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were told to paint our front door a bold colour and blend in the garage door so your "eye" goes to the welcoming spot ...unless you have a cool looking garage door.....I hate painting !!! Major fights in my house....hahaha!!!
     
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  10. Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you're in the right barn with the cranberry - just the wrong stall. Get out your 128 colors crayola box - and if the cranberry you had is "warm" go for a cooler (bluish) red or vice versa.

    Or pull that almond over to the trim maybe?
     

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