Exterior Facelift Help Needed!

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Suggestions needed on new roof and trim colors for this cream vinyl sided lake house. Budget unfortunately does not allow for new siding. Current brown roof, trim and deck colors is horrible, appreciate your input and thoughts on how to improve this home!
q exterior facelift help needed
q exterior facelift help needed
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 25, 2017
    My opinion a rusty copper color might work against the siding.
  • Mary Black Mary Black on Apr 25, 2017
    I think the shutters and trim need to be painted a teal green. I'd leave the deck brown but trim the doors out in plum
    • Diane Diane on Apr 26, 2017
      Wow Mary, I never even thought to put these colors together, will consider for sure
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 25, 2017
    Something similar in colour to Annie Sloan chalk paint French linen would blend into the surroundings nicely and not overpower the house
  • Willy boy 64 Willy boy 64 on Apr 25, 2017
    You can paint some element in the same color.

  • Patty Smith Patty Smith on Apr 26, 2017
    Deep Burgundy on all your trim, shutters, deck etc.
  • Diane Diane on Apr 26, 2017
    Thanks for the suggestion, never would have thought of that, but will now consider it!

  • Mari Mari on Apr 26, 2017
    hi seems like the dark brown was carried throughout - including downspuy an all the facia trim and doors. The house looks very dark and you are surrounded by trees. i would go to the sherwin willians site and yse their color tool that lets you pick house syle and colors for the various parts of your house. This will give you a goid idea how sll these color combinations look before the painting starts.
  • Mari Mari on Apr 26, 2017
    sorry about the misspellings. downspouts use good are the misspelled words
  • Mary Black Mary Black on Apr 26, 2017
    lowes has 3-color charts for trims and doors Saw this one awhile back. Considering it for my mobile home
  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Apr 26, 2017
    I have no idea how to help you but I want to live there!
    • Diane Diane on Apr 26, 2017
      Thanks Jeanne - we bought the home primarily because of the lake lot, now we have lots of projects to keep us busy - hopefully time to enjoy the lake too!
  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Apr 26, 2017
    I think you can't beat the traditional - black roof and white shutters. For the deck I would paint it black with perhaps a white hand rail - so all boring brown white except for some white highlights - white front door etc.
  • Roanne Roanne on Apr 26, 2017
    I would paint the house dark brown with light trim and it will blend into the trees around it.
  • Pauline Pauline on Apr 26, 2017
    dark green metal roof and trim and a bright yellow door.. It will blend in with the woods.
  • Patty Patty on Apr 28, 2017
    I think a really dark wine color trim and a beautiful light gray on the shutters, but the trim around the windows in the dark wine. Then the dore I would paint gray. The deck I would paint wine and gray wine on the steps leading up to the deck and the top rail around the deck in wine and the floor should be wine then the rest of the railings below the top railing in gray or you could do every other railing in wine then gray then wine. That would be more work, but so worth it. Be sure you prep your deck the right way before you paint it. I would love to see a natural tin roof put on your home, but metal roofs have gotten so expensive, if you have amish around where you live they do a good job and are a lot cheaper. I forgot to mention when you paint your dore in the wine color paint the trim in gray, that will make your dore pop. Unless there is a problem with the siding I would not paint it, because once you paint it you will have to keep it up. Great lake house, I love it. Please share a picture with us after you paint whatever paint color you choose will be beautiful.
    • Diane Diane on Apr 28, 2017
      Thanks Patty - we do have to put a new roof on in the next month or so, we wanted to go with a gray since we think that could go with any color scheme. We would love to go with a metal roof- but it is much more than traditional shingles, but we are going to get a couple more quotes so we will see. Some others have also mentioned Plum accents and it's not something I would have thought of and it scares me a little, but is growing on me. I am going to see if I can google to find some pictures of homes where they have done this and check it out. I have about 2 weeks until I have to make decisions....nerve wracking !
  • Presheila Presheila on Apr 28, 2017
    Lovely home is serene setting!
    Paint to contrast and showcase the trims or paint to blend should be your first consideration.
    If you want to blend then go for a patchy look of green and autumn russet like a sponged effect.
    If contrasting the paint a shade of teal or aqua blue - it would blend in but stand out.
    Fresh look.
  • Patty Patty on Apr 28, 2017
    My husband had a client that did his in a dark wine and gray, it was so gorgeous, it was so dark it was almost black, I didn't think I was going to like it, but it was one of the most beautiful color combinations I have ever seen. Your gray roof would be beautiful with any color you go with, gray is such a great neutral color. Good luck and please post a picture of your home after you paint, I can't wait to see it, whatever color you choose it will be beautiful, you can't lose on that beautiful home.
  • Laura Laura on Apr 30, 2017
    I'd stay in the earth tones. Window trim, shutters,door trim, and roof fascia in olive green, more bright than dark. Leave decks and down spouts brown to save money. It will be eye catching but still fit in with the woods/water. As it kind of looks like a swiss chalet I might place a viking theme ship or sun medallion above the top doors in brown and green also.
  • Kelly Kelly on May 01, 2017
    I don't think that it looks to bad really. I think it would look a lot better with some landscaping, and some flowers of some sort in pots, ferns,palms etc. It would definitely liven up the house!Add some decrative touches with an other color some were perhaps,clean up the landscape a little. Still a very nice place I think!
    • Diane Diane on May 01, 2017
      Thanks so much Kelly, yes I agree the landscaping needs some TLC. We close on the house in 10 days and will be up there for the summer, I will post some pics after we make some improvements and use the great suggestions from you and the others who were kind enough to take your time to comment - much appreciated !
  • KKAbsherwrites KKAbsherwrites on Sep 16, 2017
    Gray almost black roof, charcoal gray or black shutters, trim can be same as shutters and door or color matched to siding. Same for deck - color match to siding to blend in or charcoal gray or black.