Okay well it hasn't quite started yet, but we are well on our way. Our titles were settled on the 24 June (paid deposit inSeptember), soil testing done, came back quicker and cheaper than expected, and today we signed some contracts. Next week we are having our pre-start meeting and I need a little help with colours...... as I am seriously colour-UNcoordinated. Our brick colour its "burnished red" and as I have said before, I found it to be the least ugliest of the 6 bricks we get to choose from. Roof tile is 'vienna', graphite in colour, only got 4 tiles to choose from, and again least ugliest. Our mortar is cream, and the windows will be white lustre. Our fence is 'wheat' (estate rules) The part I need serious help on (as it needs to be decided for pre-start) are: colours for gutter/fascia,front render, garage door and front door. [ img ] bricks with cream render...although in RL it looks more yellow "blah" [ img ] roof tile....It looks blackish sometimes but mostly it looks like a dark chocolate colour. Before getting a sample tile I thought black as gutter colour, I now think it would be too dark, what colour now though? Also I dont think our builder is keen on painting 2 colour for gutter/fascia. [ img ] window frames.....is a bit darker in RL, (was also thinking of charcoal lustre or magnolia gloss.....jason windows) [ img ] House facade...obviously not ours
Other half is no help at all...He just says "choose what you want".... he has no concern at what the outside will look like at all I just dont want it to end up like some of the houses I have seen......red roof/green gutter/cream fascia/black windows/red brick...I think "what the?", but know that I am likely to make the same mistake
Any help will be very much appreciated.
Last edited by monkeyupatree on Jun 17, 2009 10:32 am, edited 22 times in total.
If you have a front on pic of the house, I could do up a dummy rendering of the colours.
Heres a drawing from the plans from the front and 2 sides. The render stops just around the corner.
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I dont want render, but I had no idea that I was meant to tell them that when we first seen the builder. We didnt discuss the facade at all, mainly going there to start the soil samples. But to change it now means that there will be delays, and we cant afford that. Actually the more I think about it the more I hate the render.
*Fascia - ??
(* I think they have to be the same colour)
Downpipes - The painter does this to match brickwork *bah*
Eaves - white
Windows - white lustre?
Entrance Doors - ??
Render to front-??
Contrast render to front-??
Facebrick- burnished red cream mortar
As to a good neighbourhood... I did notice some dirty big skid marks all over the brand new road a couple of blocks away from us, I hope it was a 'one off' from some outsiders and they wont be back again.
I wish I could say "do like the display", unfortunately there is no display for the 'cheaper' house that we are building.
Thats great D@n, unfortunately the whole front has to be rendered, including the feature wall.
Not sure if I like the grey in the second one though as every 4th house has grey.
Paula was thinking about Jasper, seeing as our roof is a dark brown, but unfortunately that coulour has been 'done to death' here as well... and I wanted something a little different to everybody else's house.
Will have a better look at pics, (and show DH) later... are taking the kids to scitech today, nearly 2 weeks being at home and I think they are ready to explode from boredom..... glad the holidays are nearly over!
We went to the home ideas place, and I found some colourbond samples, for the gutter, fascia and garage door. After checking it against the tile we came up with these colours that we liked: Dune, windspray, bushland, jasper and woodland grey. I did a couple of photoshops with our preferred colours (they look different on my screen to the samples, but the hex # are right).
Firstly the front...havent a clue about the front door though. It will be a painted dble door, no glass panels. Pic #1 colours are-- gutters/fascia: windspray, Garage door/feature render: bushland, rest of render: dune
[ img ] pic#2 gutters fascia: woodland grey, Garage/feature render: jaspar , rest of render: dune
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This is the side, for the bricks and roof, I made the roof a dark brown, as thats the colour that it looks like. The other colouring is the same as in pic1
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So my questions are: will the bushland show up too green? Will #2 end up making the front of the house too dark? should the gutters be changed to windspray, in pic #2? What about a door colour? Any other colour suggestions and advice is muchly appreciated. The builder uses solver paint if that helps
All these colours need to be made by Thursday morning before we go to pre-start.
(The roof is the same colour in all the pictures, but last one seems a lot darker...... )
I prefer no. 1. But on my screen the bushland looks really green. (more like Wilderness from the colour bond chart).
If you're worried about going too dark, what about going the lighter colour on the garage door and the feature wall as they are the blocks of colour. Or matching the garage door to the fascia and guttering and having the feature wall as a stand alone bold colour. Just probably confusing you more.
Try windspray for fascia, guttering and garage door, shale grey or surfmist for rest of render and Woodland grey for the feature wall. Then if the feature wall is a stand alone colour, it could also be your front door colour?
I'm using samples from a brochure so they may be way off from actual samples. So ignore me if they look rubbish. And I know I've suggested a render colour that wasn't on your list. Sorry.
I'm pretty crap at externals, so maybe no help.
_________________ I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
As for yoour front door - I think Jasper would be too much, are you game enough to go red?
Well I love red, DH on the other hand doesn't!
But what do you think of this....
[ img ] We will be changing the doors a bit later down the track anyway....I love the pull handles and glass in the doors and we cant get these, on this house, through the builder.
I was thinking yellow door, to go with the brown.... (he did say he didnt care about what it looked like!) but DH said NO, he on the other hand, suggested black...with white stripes That was a NO from me too hehehe
I think we are going with #2...after looking at the colours in the sun (after all the rain we've had) and asking the neighbour (mrs jessup ) we decided that the jaspar and dune look the best, and ditching the woodland grey for 'weathered copper'....its a bit darker than jaspar, but not quite as dark as the roof.
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