Aug 27, 2010 8:01 am
Hi, I'm trying to decide on exterior colours for our house and need some help !
we are going from 1960's red brick and terracotta tile to render and colourbond. The new roof will be colourbond shale grey and we'd like a mid-dark grey for the render with lots of white trim. I've tried many greys and am still undecided but and leaning towards windspray but I'm worried this may look too green. We live near the beach and are going for a coastal look. Any opinions appreciated
Re: Exterior greys??2
Aug 27, 2010 8:10 am
I also have a shale grey roof (and gutters, fascia) and white windows - here's a pic:
The render (front) and moroka (sides and rear) colour is Foxtail by Taubmans. It does come 1 shade darker but I can't remember what it is. Perhaps someone with a colour deck (either at your builder or at a Taubmans trade store) can tell you.
You're right about Windspray being too green - we looked at that colour for the roof/walls and it does turn out very green.
Hope this helps!
After 4 years - we're in!
Re: Exterior greys??3
Aug 27, 2010 2:29 pm
When you say mid-dark grey..... how dark are we talking?? Windspray in my opinion isn't all that dark, so I am assuming you are looking more mid grey. Have you tried a sample pot in Windspray? I found this really helped me with my decision.
We also have Shale Grey fascia snd garage door and it was a toss up in the end between double strength shale grey, Timeless Grey and Endless Dusk... in the end we wnet with 3/4 strength Timeless Grey....
Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=32574
Re: Exterior greys??4
Aug 27, 2010 3:19 pm
Here is a picture of our old girl as she is now before her makeover if it is any help
The old azaleas are gone and we are replacing the front fence with a capped white picket fence.
I'd like the grey for the render to be dark enough to contrast with a shale grey roof and gutters but not too dark as our house faces south so the front wall is always in shade. Not adverse to a hint of blue either. Thanks for the pics, they are both lovely colours might have to grab a sample of those too!