What color would you paint this house? (Poll)

posted 3 weeks ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which color
    Dusky blue : (42 votes)
    36 %
    Navy blue : (23 votes)
    19 %
    Moss/olive green : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Beige or warm neutral : (12 votes)
    10 %
    Gray or cool neutral : (27 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
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    Newbee

    I would always vote blue! lol

     

    And are you going to do an accent color on the front door?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Have you considered yellow? I LOVE the look of yellow houses. Unfortunately my neighbors have a yellow house and I think it might look strange if there were two right beside each other 🙁

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

    My husband wanted an olive green house… I wanted blue.  He won, and guess what, it clashes with the grass!  I’m still sad that we didn’t go with blue.  I don’t know this paint color name, but this is my favorite shade of blue for a house.  I’m not sure if it’s considered “dusky” or not.  Please show us a before after!! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

    I second yellow. Yellow houses look so cheery. And then green accents. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    Blue would look nice, super cute house! Seconding the accent door color cause we just did that lol 

    We just painted our door so that I would stop complaining about our awful siding color (mushroom/dark beige?) that won’t be changed for another couple of years 

    (Our house is a work in progress so excuse the horrible stoop/walk, storm door and fence/gate lol but I love our door though!) 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I’m a fan of grey with white trim (possibly black accents) and doing a pop of colour with the door. Something like this (although this isn’t the same style of house):

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    What color are your neighbor’s houses?

    Is your roof grey or a shade of blue?

    Post # 10
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    I looooove dark blue houses!!! 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    bouviebee :  I don’t know if this exists in the USA but where I live the biggest player by way of paint brands offer you the service of a color consultant who comes to your house with a million swatches and works out what color would look best for your house. They spend an hour and select paint for inside and outside and basically give you paint colors for everything. It costs $150 but they give you a dollar back per litre of paint you buy up to a 100 litres. (so it only costs you $50 for the consult) 

    We’ve done a few houses this way using the same color consultant who is a qualified interior designer and it’s made a hell of a difference to the final look of the home. Our current house was ugly as f*ck outside and looked like the previous owners were colorblind. Our house before painting was an ode to poo shades. 🙄

    Honestly look into this option to see if it’s available where you live. It’s worth the outlay and definitely do pick an awesome color for your front door! It’s not really done where I live but our color consultant that we use is originally from the UK where cool colored front doors are a thing. She picks great colors for our front doors and it’s something people comment on when they come through our house or when they’ve purchased our previous ones.

    Blue or grey tones would be the obvious choice I’d think for your house but as to which shade I don’t know. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    bouviebee :  Sherwin Williams offers the service that cmsgirl suggested. I’ve used it and it’s really helpful. Even if you decide “okay, medium-dark blue it is”, there are many choices within that and the consultant helps you work through them until you narrow down to the right one. Other paint companies might offer it to, I would think it’s kinda standard. But I know for sure SW does.  And whatever the service fee is ($50 maybe, can’t remember for sure) you get that same amount back in a SW gift card so the service is actually free.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When we re-did the outside of our last house we went with grey with black shutters. It looked so awesome. Then we moved to a bigger house that is yellowish with green shutters- I’m not a fan. Looking forward to when it’s time to update this new house- I’d go grey and black again.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    We bought our house in January, 2018 and painted it that summer. I LOVE our paint colors. Here’s the before…

     

    And here’s the after. Sorry for the huge pictures. Couldn’t resize.

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