Can you help me with exterior home color?

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I would like to modernize the exterior of this bungalow(1960),I prefer not to paint bricks, but I can paint the gray rocks, the white aluminium, even window frames but I have no idea which color(s) to choose, does anyone have any suggestions? (Sorry for my English)

q can you help me with exterior home color, home decor


q can you help me with exterior home color, home decor
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  • Haysha S. Haysha S. on Feb 09, 2017
    I think painting the windows and aluminum grey to match the rocks would have a good affect.
  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on Feb 09, 2017
    I'd pick out the cream color from the bricks to paint what ever is currently white on the house and use the dark clay color to paint the gray stone and window frames. There are a couple of darker orange clay colors among the bricks, I'd choose one of them. Sears used to sell a house paint called Georgia Clay that was just a bit darker than a clay flower pot. Anyway, think that would tie it all together. Good luck! (Do what makes you happy.)
  • Suzanne.watson Suzanne.watson on Feb 09, 2017
    Thank you, it could be a good idea.
  • MikkiGirl MikkiGirl on Feb 10, 2017
    My suggestion is to paint the window and aluminum trim a medium to dark safe and the gray stone ligh to medium sage.
  • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 10, 2017
    I am a decorator. Painting the trim a light cream is a good idea. You say you don't want to paint the brick. Is it because you don't want to cover it at all or you like the effect of brick? If you don't want to cover it at all then leave it as it is. If you like the effect of brick but want a change, you can use "German Smheer". This effect was done on the program "Fixer Upper". The product is put on the brick like icing on a cake and than taken off in places so the brick shows through. Try to Google it or look it up on HGTV/Fixer per and see how it looks to you. I think if I had a brick home this is what I would do.
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    • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Feb 13, 2017
      I'm a designer. It's "German Schmear." Anyway, you could always stain the brick. I would advise against painting brick because it needs to breathe, and it would have to be repainted every few years. Staining is a bit labor intensive, but you don't need to stain every brick. You can experiment and tone down certain colors and/or completely change the colors of others.
      Good Luck!
  • Liz Liz on Feb 10, 2017
    What a cute house! Pick out the darkest color in the bricks (looks like a grayish brown or dark taupe), and use either paint, or concrete stain on the stone and the white base of the house, by the drive way. Using that darker color will visually "anchor" your house. Then, paint the aluminum the same as the cream color in the bricks. The upper trim closest to your roof looks good the color that you have it. If you paint around your windows that same taupe color that you use on the stone & the base of your house, that will tie those colors together. Or, you could paint around the windows the cream color that you use on the aluminum. Please show us your house after you're done!
    • Suzanne.watson Suzanne.watson on Feb 11, 2017
      I'm so happy to receive all those good ideas, I have many choices, and I really like yours, thank you
  • Gme53590 Gme53590 on Feb 13, 2017
    My drawing is not exactly designer quality, but I put some color on your house to show you what adding a bold color might look like. Also, adding some shutters could add another dimension.
  • Sharon Sand Sharon Sand on Feb 13, 2017
    paint the trim a different color but f irst have some one sand blast the whole thing that will bring it back to life
  • Sondra Larson Sondra Larson on Feb 13, 2017
    I would stain or paint under the bricks, the flagstone I guess. I would paint it in a darker red/rust color. I would paint the fascia at the top in a darker color to pull it together and you could paint the gutters. Than I would change the plants in the front. The bottom part of the house could be painted darker to pull the colors together, maybe a dark brown or dark gray color. Shutters are nice, might make it look smaller. Maybe adding plants under the windows in bright colors. Could be a pretty house and if painted correctly would make it appear much larger. Hope it helps. Maybe you can repost when done to show us what it looks like.
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