Nov 07, 2011 10:40 pm
We presently have a half rendered house - half is Taubmans cream shaker, and half is red/orange brick. Roof is terracotta tiles, gutters are Manor Red. Fascia boards are cream shaker as well. Eaves are white, windows are white.
We have a large 1.8m high rendered fence, which is cream shaker as well, and a white gate.
It looks okay at present but we know the red brick is breaking it up a bit.
We have a carport and a garage (out the back) as well, also painted cream shaker and are fully rendered and painted, and we can see in the garage already its a bit of cream shaker overload. So I'm not looking to change the cream shaker base colour, but want to add a feature colour to the palette.
I'm thinking of teaming Taubmans ash brown with it as well, to act as a highlight for the eaves, but also to do our fences in (fence needs a repaint anyway). I'd rather not change cream shaker 'foundation colour' as there is a LOT of painting to do if so (house + carport + garage) whilst eaves and fences are easy to do / need doing anyway.
We could also possibly paint the lower half of the house as its a lowset house, so not a lot of painting there (and no windows to cut in, or ladders to climb) to help break things up, however the main goal is just to avoid a cream shaker overload if you're standing on the street (fence + house blend together) or in the yard (fences and house same colour).
I've attached a screenshot from Taubmans online that sorta shows the combo (ignore the door colour, we don't have a yellow door). If you can image manor red guttering as well ... and a fence in the same colour?
Note that cream shaker in reality isn't as "bright" as the taubmans screenshot ... and ash brown is a little darker.
Re: Exterior colours - cream and beige overload2
Nov 10, 2011 10:14 pm
With cream shaker as your base colour, you really need strong colours to accent features of the property. I think you may need to be a bit bolder with your thinking and get two stronger colours. The Ash Brown is a good one from the looks of it but you probably need one more colour in there to bring the two together. Is the point of painting the front fence the same colour to make it disappear into the house? Because that's the effect you get when you paint everything the same colour and that's why you feel overloaded with cream - everything's disappearing rather than being visually distinguished by colour. Are the only other colours red? What colour are your windows?
Re: Exterior colours - cream and beige overload3
Nov 16, 2011 9:03 am
what about a green in there? There is a lovely new home near us that just painted a stiking apple green door and trims and added some green deck chairs to the mix - took a very bland colour pallete and made it visually eyecatching
Addicted to home design and new colour trends. So many good options- but so few rooms!
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