Exterior paint colours for newly rendered house

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Hi. I have had my house rendered now for over 8 weeks. I'm ready to start painting but I have no colour coordination at all please help!
q exterior paint colours for newly rendered house, curb appeal, paint colors
q exterior paint colours for newly rendered house, curb appeal, paint colors
q exterior paint colours for newly rendered house, curb appeal, paint colors
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  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Dec 07, 2015
    Where to you live? What do other houses look like in your neighborhood? need more information before can say what colors would work.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Dec 07, 2015
    Out-Back in country, city, subdivision or where? Sorry just need more of what your surrounding are. Being in USA can be quiet different kinds of color for where you live. DO you like bright or neutral colors. What kinds of plants colorful or green. Makes a difference.
  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 07, 2015
    Hi Don, Choosing exterior colors can be daunting but it doesn't have to be. Before I offer specific color themes, can you give me a bit of direction? Do you like the modern look this house has or are you more traditional (think adding shutters?) Look at homes you like that you drive by. Or, look in your closet. Look at your favorite things. Do you have a favorite color? Do you prefer light or dark as the main color? Do you like warm (red, orange, brown) or cool (blue, green, gray) colors? Do you like bright or muted colors? Do you want your trim to closely match the walls or do you want it to stand out? What brand of paint will you be using? You have color preferences even if you don't realize it.
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    • Saz703268 Saz703268 on Dec 07, 2015
      You can still use gray in your color scheme, by adding other colors with it. There are warm grays (more brown based) and cool grays (more blue based.). The grays you liked, and specifically the one your neighbor didn't use, which was it? Warm or cool? Light or dark? A gray house with white trim and black shutters is pretty traditional. Your window covers appear white or off white. Let me know which. I think a more modern look would go best with your house. Say, a warm gray with white trim and an earthy color door like green, brown or orange. Remember, the door color doesn't appear anywhere else. In the pic, I don't see your door. A bold color would help. I would also create a curved walkway from the driveway to the front door. It would help to soften the squareness of the structure. Here are 2 to consider and your feedback will help. Benjamin Moore: 1) wall color Sea Haze 2137-50, (a mid tone neutral) the door color Fairview Taupe HC-85 (also a neutral) Trim color White Opulence OC-69. Because the wall color is a neutral, you really could do any door color. Ok. #2) wall color Timber Wolf 1600 (neutral) trim color Snowfall white OC-118, and door color Pomegranite. ho to Benjaminmoore.com to see the colors
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 07, 2015
    Choosing colors are truly very personal. Just for color inspirations go on Behr.com.This site shows you all the color combinations available.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Dec 07, 2015
    I would drive around the neighborhood, and also go to some newer subdivisions, and see what colors other houses have. This will give you an idea of what is popular, what is new also. It will give you that inspiration you need!
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Dec 09, 2015
    We have a lot of the brownish grey's going on here with white trim and then colored front door. or maybe black trim.. big decision in any case. Good luck.
    • Don Don on Dec 09, 2015
      Thanks Kathy same trending colours in NSW. But I don't know Grey is Grey to me and brown is brown. Lol. Why isn't there only 10 colours to choose from? Instead there is about 10 million. This is by far harder then choosing my floor tiles. And I'm a plasterer 18 years. I renovated inside and that was easy I painted everything white apart from either a dark Grey feature wall or faux stone. I renovated the house directly across from my house 6 months ago. I just recently chose 3 Greys unfortunately they have already used 2. Renovating my own house sucks. I'm glad I'm 90% there. Never again.
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Dec 09, 2015
    What do you think of a terra cotta color or some might call it salmon. I got a book at the paint store when I did mine, but forgot to check what was around me and ended up with a close color to right next door. So you might want to keep that in mind. I also put red on my shutters and doors, like a cranberry , really deep color.
  • Jackie I Jackie I on Dec 09, 2015
    It looks like your roof is a charcoal grey. There are a lot of greys that are very cold. The warmer greys tend to have a little more brown in them. Go toothed paint store and pick out the color that is closest to your roof. Now look around that color and see what other colors you see. I like the 1-2-3 rule. One color the same depth as the roof, one color 2 shades lighter and one color one shade lighter than the second one.paintnthe body of the house the lightest color, trim the darkest color and use the in between color for your front door, garages door and any other small trim there may be. Good luck !
  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Dec 11, 2015
    like may others have said. all the paint companies have brochures with combos on them.. One of my favorites is Sherwin Williams.. they give you house color, trim color and accent color.. there are also apps you can use with a photo of your house and try their paint colors and combos..I would recommend you find some you like and buy a sample size,, paint it in a spot where you can look at it in several different lights.. rainy, bright sun, cloudy-grey day... If you are afraid of actually painting it on the house,, try a board of some size,, also keep in mind any any HOA restrictions or approvals needed by them..
  • Jart57 Jart57 on Nov 22, 2016
    This is my personal opinion, of course,... Because the house is in
  • Jart57 Jart57 on Nov 22, 2016
    Oops finger slipped. Ok so what I see is less than 50% house, what is wrong with neutral colors? Whatever you do, go monochromatic (same color palette) and keep your colors from contrasting too much. Trim, doors and garages usually match. Your house will look larger, flow better and not look chopped up. Take a picture with you and ask for help. It's like asking for directions, just do it! 😁 So what's wrong with copying the neighbors?
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Sep 05, 2017
    I would paint the eave going over the large window in a deeper grey but still lighter than your roof. I would also paint front door although at first I couldn't even find it,thank goodness it was in a photo. It looks like a slider? If that's the case add think plain casing and paint that and have those sticks holding up roof covered in Cedar and nice and square, substantial, then also paint them. I would leave the white trim alone or house may look short and I think this will add height. Your fortunate to have good bones to work with so it's just thickening post and making front door visible from the street. One paint color and remember just 2 shades darker at the most or it will make house look top heavy. You want people to know it's painted grey that's all one shade may be enough. Get a sample from store and try it out. But for sure have those toothpicks made into post. I think that they sell them premade at store just pay extra for cedar. It repels insects. Congrats and have fun.