We are shortly going to be repainting the exterior of our house. The details:
1. Edwardian, double brick, no decorative features or fretwork apart from a panelled door which is about to have a new leadlight put in.
2. South facing
3. Tall brick fence.
4. Terracotta tiled roof (original tiles)
5. Red brick paved drive
I would like a warm light stone colour for the main (it is already painted over the bricks so leaving red brick exposed on the walls is not an option.
I am now onto my 12th sample pot and still not there yet. We have tried:
Wattyl Smooth Horizon (fantastic colour but darker than we want), Smooth Horizon Half (too washed out)
Haymes Refuge, Solidity, Minimalist 5 (all too grey)
Dulux Limed White, Vanilla Quake (too grey), Self-Destruct (too yellow/creamy), Stone (too green)
Berger Grey Feather (too grey)
Colorbond Dune (too pink/grey)
There are more but they were more grey so I won't include them.
"Best" colour so far is Smooth Horizon, but it is too dark for our orientation. Tried half-strength - too washed out and pulled greyish/dishwater. Self-Destruct looked promising but is too creamy/yellow when painted out.
Fascia and gutters will be dark warm grey (either Wattyl Thunderbolt or Haymes Intimacy), and windows, eaves, gable woodwork, and doorframe will be Dulux Natural White or Wattyl Magic White, most likely.
The biggest issues are the bricks and the southerly aspect - the latter makes everything "grey out".
Any ideas??? I would be eternally grateful.