Third color for house

The house is blue with white trim. Need ideas for third color for deck, stair treds and lattice around bottom. Have thought of black, dark grey-blue and even yellow-rust. But not sure!
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  • Tammy Jones Tammy Jones on Sep 26, 2015
    deep rustic color would be beautiful
  • Jacalyn Jacalyn on Sep 26, 2015
    I like the idea of black or grey, but I would suggest getting a small sample of several colors and see which you like best. good luck!
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Sep 26, 2015
    I think I would try a charcoal gray Black might just be too much contrast. Good luck
  • Z Z on Sep 26, 2015
    I'd leave the lattice as it is, it's natural finish blends well with your plants. It already has that grayed look of aged cedar. Painting it would only add work now and in the future when it needs repainting. Lattice is not easy to paint. When you need to replace it in the future I'd recommend changing to vinyl. All you need to do is hose it off to keep it clean. I would personally just paint the door a pretty yellow and stain the deck and stairs in a greige (gray, beige mix) that works well with the natural color of the lattice. To add more color you could plant flowers or use colorful pots on the deck railing. There are some that rest over the top of the railing or racks that hold pots that hang similar to the many storage items that hang over a door. Before a hail storm destroyed them, we had attached standard planters along our back deck railing with screws, sealing them with silicone caulk. As you can see in the picture below that one had been replaced, but we could no longer find all the sizes we needed to fill the whole railing.
  • Patty Patty on Sep 26, 2015
    I vote with the dark grey/blue and I agree with Becky leave the lattice alone
  • Penny Sherley Clancy Penny Sherley Clancy on Sep 26, 2015
    Dark blue with tiny pops of magenta
  • Gwen Gwen on Sep 26, 2015
    I like the idea of dark gray, with the blue would look pretty
  • Nanzy Stewart Nanzy Stewart on Sep 26, 2015
    I vote for the dark grey/blue.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 27, 2015
    With the shade of blue on the front of the house I would suggest A whitewash look on the trim.I think that would blend with the rest of the color.
  • Rose Rose on Sep 27, 2015
    I noticed you have six shutters in front of house.i would paint them a barn red and leave the white porch and railings. And leave lattice would really pop.
  • Connie Funk Connie Funk on Sep 27, 2015
    Blue grey. ,
  • Kathryn Peltier Kathryn Peltier on Sep 27, 2015
    Go with a darker version of the house color for the treads and lattice skirting (this will ground the house), keeping it monochromatic. Paint your front door a bright color - how about an apple green? Then repeat this color in your porch furnishings.
  • Tammy Robertson Tammy Robertson on Sep 27, 2015
    I agree, paint the shutters , darker tone of the blue you have. If you want the deck to stand out then paint it the same as the shutters. Pai t your front door a totally different color do it stands out
  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Sep 27, 2015
    I've seen blue houses this shade with red accents; doors, shutters, painted chair on porch. Very lovely and welcoming!
  • Cheryl3700 Cheryl3700 on Sep 27, 2015
    Charcoal grey
  • Cinth55 Cinth55 on Sep 27, 2015
    I would go with chocolate brown for deck, stairs and railings. Even the lattice. Dark gray would look too much like cement. And I think it would cheapen it. I agree with the apple green door, or myself, would go with yellow. Bright and cheery and welcoming for guests.
  • 861650 861650 on Sep 27, 2015
    Isn't there some websites that you can upload you pictures? Then, you could play with colors all day.
  • Viv2344461 Viv2344461 on Sep 27, 2015
    A slate grey would look nice.
  • Barbie Dale Barbie Dale on Sep 27, 2015
    I say grey
  • Ellie Ellie on Sep 27, 2015
    black for the shutters, white for the lattice and bright yellow for your front door
  • Kea Interiors Kea Interiors on Sep 27, 2015
    keep deck white, tan for lattice and red stair treds for a pop of color (you already have a red flag in the yard)
  • Sharp12227 Sharp12227 on Sep 27, 2015
    Dark blue shutters. get rid of the lattice and put up T1-11 wood siding instead of lattice for a solid look and paint the T1-11 dark blue same as the shutters. Paint the the stair treads gray and keep the railing a fresh crisp clean white. For the front door paint the same dark blue OR paint the door white and paint the trim around the door dark blue to make an impact. Also, make a flagstone or paver type walkway leading up to the stairs and get white porch rocking chairs. Trim out the border of your gardens with stone, use red mulch to fill in garden areas. If you keep the lattice get some sort of trim or moulding to transition between the siding and the lattice, paint it white.
  • Kim Richards Kim Richards on Sep 12, 2016
    Deep Navy Blue
  • David Duteau David Duteau on Jan 12, 2020

    house color is grey and shutters are it possible to have a third color on door? Right now it is blue a little darker than the shutters

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jun 23, 2021

    Salty Dog by Sherwin Williams!

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