Exterior shingle color: I need advice!

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I have to come up with a color to stain the courtyard shingles to go with the light yellow vinyl siding and the burgundy window trim. The building is a U shape with the courtyard in the center. The courtyard was just re-shingled. All of the windows have a burgundy trim, which goes well with the yellow siding. Just can't come up with a stain color for the courtyard to pull it all together.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 10, 2016
    Brouse through this site and see if you can visualize a color. www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/exterior/design-advice/how-to-choose-exterior-paint-colors

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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 14, 2016
      @Noreen Yes I believe that an an x associate of Home Depot.So you can go on-line to the visual site at your home instead. Once you see the variety of color then go and buy a sample .PS. The next tie you have a issue with an associate please contact a manager or call Atlanta. I worked and ran the garden center and paint and several other departments for twelve years so please take my advice.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 10, 2016
    Try looking on a paint site online. Many companies like Behr and Bemjamin Moore have complimentary color charts that help in deciding which colors coordinate nicely.

  • Noreen Noreen on Mar 14, 2016
    Just told another helpful lady that the reps for these companies were no help. I have color charts, and still can't decide on a color. Thanks for trying.

  • Stephen Smith Stephen Smith on Mar 15, 2016
    I am assuming it's a daisy light yellow with a bright burgundy trim. Why not carry out the burgundy since it seems ok? You say courtyard? What color are the cobble stones or cement flooring? If none or you need to add any type of landscaping, go with a nuetral color of your house to accent the house trim. The next question is...what color roof on house? Should try to keep it the same for your courtyard (if it's attached to house). If not then stain it burgundy. No easy answer unless a pic can be seen. I bet your house stands out, yellow & burgundy. LOL Just remember trim is to accent the main house color & not take away or distract from it.

  • Noreen Noreen on Mar 15, 2016
    I was so surprised, I clicked to talk chat with a specialist and the guy that came on said, Oh we don't do that anymore, you should get a chart of colors at the store. Well, duh, of course I did that already, but it doesn't show me what can go with what. It's a big building and I don't want to screw up with the wrong color selection. Many thanks for your help, I appreciate your efforts.

  • Noreen Noreen on Mar 15, 2016
    Hi Mark and thanks so much. I needed some advice and your ideas are food for thought. The roof is black, or gray black. There are 2 units with a fence down the middle that separates the two. There is a cobblestone walk way leading to the front doors of each unit. As can be imagined, it was once a stable, turned condos. These 2 units comprise the inner courtyard. Right now the new shingles are natural in one area of the courtyard. But the other side has old shingles. I need to stain both sides to bring it all together. Each unit has a deck and some grass area. Not much and the decks are burgundy as well. And yes, it does stand out. In a nice way. I can send you a picture if you would allow me? Please let me know. Cheers, Noreen