Apr 20, 2017 11:58 pm
Who would have thought picking a garage door and window frames would be so hard ?!! Or maybe I have just looked at the colours too much.
We are building a single level home. Colours so far are:
Colorbond roof - Basalt
Gutters - Basalt
Brick - mid grey
So! The big question is...... Would you do shale Grey or Surfmist for the facia, garage door and windows.
And just cause it's late and to add another dimension, surfmist is a standard window colour, but if we wanted shale grey it would cost more.
I like both options. At the moment I was leaning towards Surfmist purely as I could get all elements in that colour. Having a shale grey garage door with Surfmist Windows could easily annoy me, as they are a little too similar.
Would love to hear people's thoughts.
Photo attached is Surfmist
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist4
Apr 25, 2017 8:29 am
We were in same dilemma but we've gone with surfmist for Windows etc we actually went basalt for our garage door but it will be great to see how yours looks too.
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist5
Apr 25, 2017 12:22 pm
I'd go surfmist for your windows to break up the grey and give your house a bit of a pop. Garage door, not as sure.. depends if you want to make it a feature.. and how to balance your facade.
I chose surfmist for my windows and garage door. I chose a light colour garage door for two reasons, 1. environment/heat and 2. the render over my master bedrooms is white, so I thought the garage door would balance on the opposite side.
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist6
Apr 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Oh, in regards to fascia I prefer where the fascia and gutters are the same colour. I don't like when fascia is a different colour, like white.. but to each their own.
Here's a picture of my basalt gutters and fascia. I also have basalt drainpipes, but weren't installed till later. There's black tape on the windows, they are surfmist.
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist7
Apr 26, 2017 8:27 pm
I'd go surfmist windows and doors too. We did. With Shale grey roof and gutters. Love it
Do you have any photos of the house with she grey roof?
We are looking at having shale grey as a roof colour with dark bricks but are having trouble finding photos to give as an idea without looking at tiny samples.
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist8
Apr 29, 2017 8:43 am
You have possibly already made your decision but hope this helps. We chose basalt roof and gutters. Surfmist fascia, garage door and render. Monument windows.
My building thread: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=51010
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist10
May 02, 2017 7:45 am
We have shale roof and gutters, surfmist windows and fascia. Looks great with a dark brick. Surfmist is white but the shale can still appear quite light / white in sun.
We have our colour appointment today.
We are looking at PGH Grey Stone Brick.
With a POSSIBLY Shale Grey Roof. Basalt Gutters and unsure whether to have basalt fascia or shale grey.
Re: Shale Grey vs Surfmist11
Jun 02, 2018 5:07 pm
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