Feb 08, 2009 6:52 pm
Hi there colour guru's
We've been stalking some poor people around the corner from us to find out what paint they have for their render, and finally after a few goes we have it, so exciting.
The colour is colorbond stone, an older colour but it goes so well with Jasper.
Anyway, what im after is some advice on how to finish off the rest of the house.
Roller Door: Jasper
Render: C/B Stone
Feature Colour: C/B: Jasper
Just not sure how to finish the house off from here, below are 2 examples, NOTE: it looks very similar and dark in this pic, in real life they go very well together.
First example has jasper gutters and woodland grey fascia and feature part in the centre and windows etc. 2nd example is the same but using Dune as the feature colour.
Thoughts, recommendations, anything at all?
Re: Colour help3
Feb 09, 2009 5:32 pm
what do you like or not like?
i know the darkness may not be everyone's cup of tea but its what we both want, just like to finish it off nicely
would love your expertise input
dont be scared
Re: Colour help5
Feb 09, 2009 5:40 pm
hehe, yer same
what else would you add though, cmon i know your holding back
Re: Colour help6
Feb 09, 2009 5:41 pm
Also I have to say….the dark colours will work, as long as you take into consideration your landscaping….that’s the finished look.
Driveway will be big thing as well.
Re: Colour help7
Feb 09, 2009 5:44 pm
yep driveway colours need to match the house, but i want to lighten things up whilst still staying earthy, going for stencilied concrete as the driveway
there's a garden the length of the left front of the house, going low maintenance native's
also have to pick out colorbond fence colours yet as well
Re: Colour help8
Feb 09, 2009 5:44 pm
what else would you add though, cmon i know your holding back[/quote]
I would probably look at doing the Dune of the front portico space.
Re: Colour help9
Feb 09, 2009 5:48 pm
k, ill give it a try and see how it looks, my wife really wants jasper for the feature brickwork, maybe i could use dune as the colour around the doors in that section, ill have fiddle with that
Re: Colour help10
Feb 09, 2009 5:50 pm
Driveway yes can be earthy, but lighter….this will give you your contrast.
There are lots of elements to add to the front of a home to give character…..colour ceramic pots with contrasting foliage to the render colour is a good thing.
With your colours I would look at black pots, with red foliage in them.
Re: Colour help11
Feb 09, 2009 5:54 pm
funnily enough the house we stole the colours from had 2 different types of black pots as features at the front, and they looked very nice
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