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Remodeling our house which is half limestone and half siding.  Trying to find a good color to paint the sidings that’s not yellow/tan.  Looking at grayish greens and blues but wanted to know if anyone has used these colors or similar, and how it looks.

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My only advice is to make sure the trim is darker and a completely different color than the siding. Otherwise it looks weird, imo. Also, consider the color of your roof when deciding. Those five dollar paint samples are your friend.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, High Plains Drifter said:

 

My only advice is to make sure the trim is darker and a completely different color than the siding. Otherwise it looks weird, imo. Also, consider the color of your roof when deciding. Those five dollar paint samples are your friend.

 

 

Nah, plenty of great monotone paint schemes out there. Classic farmhouses are white siding, white trim, and white windows. It looks great.  The color of your limestone should dictate the color selections, buff or grey limestone ?  

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1 hour ago, TKthunder2 said:

Remodeling our house which is half limestone and half siding.  Trying to find a good color to paint the sidings that’s not yellow/tan.  Looking at grayish greens and blues but wanted to know if anyone has used these colors or similar, and how it looks.

2 cents ... faced a similar decision with our house which is cedar shakes over red brick.  After our painter finished prep and primer, he agreed to paint segments with the four colors we were debating.  Helped immensely .. along with collecting “votes” from the neighbors.  We gained confidence we were making the right selection.  Very happy.

Good luck!

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Pay a no-shit designer a few hundred bucks to pick the colors for you.   Paint is expensive these days, and you don't want to do it twice. 

We recently redid our living room.  The GF, unlike most women, was very receptive to have somebody "help" her.   She took all of the designer's recommendations, and we are very happy with the final result.

 

Alternatively, there are apps where you can take a photo of the house and try different colors on it.   I'd do that as an absolute minimum. 

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2 minutes ago, Gil Bang said:

Pay a no-shit designer a few hundred bucks to pick the colors for you.   Paint is expensive these days, and you don't want to do it twice. 

We recently redid our living room.  The GF, unlike most women, was very receptive to have somebody "help" her.   She took all of the designer's recommendations, and we are very happy with the final result.

 

Alternatively, there are apps where you can take a photo of the house and try different colors on it.   I'd do that as an absolute minimum. 

You’re in my head.

Yeah wife picked a “designer” I’m not impressed with her effort though she has made some good suggestions.

I found the color picker Sherman Williams thing last night but since most of the color will be on the addition it’s still not easy to get a good preview, though it did help.

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In a previous life, I was involved (financially) in the construction of many VERY high-end houses.   Beverly Hills, Bel Air, etc. 

Even top architects bring in a color specialist to consult on the super high end shit. 

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Most roofs these days are in the "Weathered Wood" (or "Driftwood"... same thing) family.

A mediumish grey.  Goes with most everything.

If you have gutters, IMO that might be more important to consider a color contrast or blend.

Granted, gutters CAN be painted, however downspouts are gonna be different than the actual gutter.

That said, I am absolutely NOT a fan of painting brick*.  Go on wit yo bad sef (whomever you are) if that's your vibe, but I like the natural look of brick / stone / masonry.

I look forward to remnants of this thread popping up in the "Wives & the stupid" thread.

 

*No, the OP didn't say anything about painting their stone.

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23 hours ago, Catpfish said:

I think this guy might be available for consultations although he might have quite the waitlist

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Thanks, asshole.  Now I have a John Mellencamp song stuck in my head. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 9:38 AM, ROFL BOX said:

Most roofs these days are in the "Weathered Wood" (or "Driftwood"... same thing) family.

A mediumish grey.  Goes with most everything.

If you have gutters, IMO that might be more important to consider a color contrast or blend.

Granted, gutters CAN be painted, however downspouts are gonna be different than the actual gutter.

That said, I am absolutely NOT a fan of painting brick*.  Go on wit yo bad sef (whomever you are) if that's your vibe, but I like the natural look of brick / stone / masonry.

I look forward to remnants of this thread popping up in the "Wives & the stupid" thread.

 

*No, the OP didn't say anything about painting their stone.

I agree on everything, but do like painted brick especially when you have it executed as a patina finish.  

There's a lot of ugly brick out there, and a coat of paint can dress up a pig, and create a new look.

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On 5/2/2021 at 7:08 PM, TKthunder2 said:

Remodeling our house which is half limestone and half siding.  Trying to find a good color to paint the sidings that’s not yellow/tan.  Looking at grayish greens and blues but wanted to know if anyone has used these colors or similar, and how it looks.

My advice depending on the limestone color is subtlety.  Colors are much stronger than they look in that little color swatch. A subtle, lighter shade color will wear longer, and resist fading.

A light blue against buff or tan limestone could be a nice direction. I'd suggest introducing color against the earth tone of the limestone, and in this case a  slightly darker blue trim  with windows finished in oil rubbed bronze could be a nice detail.   Grey would work but you need to think about whether it's a warm grey (more brown) or a cool grey (more blue). 

Not a fan of black windows, it's a hard lifeless color, and will age poorly in the design sense, and look dated in many instances in my opinion (you're seeing it everywhere right now which usually means its shelf life is short).  Oil rubbed bronze or a dark brown is timeless, and brown, and blue are a could combo provided the right blue is used.  Sub-tle is the key word when choosing the color.

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On 5/4/2021 at 1:42 PM, Onboard 2.0 said:
My advice depending on the limestone color is subtlety.  Colors are much stronger than they look in that little color swatch. A subtle, lighter shade color will wear longer, and resist fading.
A light blue against buff or tan limestone could be a nice direction. I'd suggest introducing color against the earth tone of the limestone, and in this case a  slightly darker blue trim  with windows finished in oil rubbed bronze could be a nice detail.   Grey would work but you need to think about whether it's a warm grey (more brown) or a cool grey (more blue). 
Not a fan of black windows, it's a hard lifeless color, and will age poorly in the design sense, and look dated in many instances in my opinion (you're seeing it everywhere right now which usually means its shelf life is short).  Oil rubbed bronze or a dark brown is timeless, and brown, and blue are a could combo provided the right blue is used.  Sub-tle is the key word when choosing the color.


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These are the plans, we were considering a grey blue paint on the siding with the dark blue trim and the brownish windows which will go with a brownish metal roof.

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so many variables when deciding. How much shade/sun. Which direction your house faces. You have to paint samples onto the house and see how it looks. Paint can look two shades lighter in the sun. Some whites can give off a purplish-gray tone depending on the sun and the direction the house faces. Some will give off a beige tone.

Our home faces north. We painted our brick home white because the dark red brick was ugly. For the brick, we did a flat mineral based paint. A very white creamy. We bought four samples of paint. Painted a two foot sqaure of each on the east, north, and west side of the home and looked at them at different times of the day. It took about three days to figure out which we liked best.

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