Sunday, May 1, 2011

Picking an exterior house color, after a hail storm

I think picking the color of the exterior of your house is as hard as picking the right car to purchase. I am going to be 'stuck' with this decision for a few years at least.

One night in April we experienced a horrible hail storm.


From it we ended up with broken windows, a totaled roof, totaled gutters, damage to our fence and our house now needs to be repainted. Thank goodness for insurance.
We have already had our roof and gutters completely replaced. And have decided since we are painting our house we will make a color change (we were never fond of the green when we bought the house).

Picking a house color is so tough. One of my friends had a house that turned PINK after the house was in the sun for a few years. So I want to be sure I pick a color that is going to look good for years to come. I am thinking gray, white trim (and garage doors) and black door and shutters (we don't have shutters now but I think some may help balance our house out)... Suggestions anyone?


middle child said...

All good but make the shutters white,and the doors red, like a brick red. Also, go a little towards a bluish gray. If this is the layout of the house, esp. the windows, I don't quite see shutters. What color is the roof you put on?

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...I'm a traditionalist when it comes to houses. Ours is in New England so I opted for white with black shutters on the windows. Classic and classy! Good luck with yours. Even though you are not in New England, I'd still go with white and black. Susan

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

How about a dark maroon / burgundy door?

Patty in Oz said...

I really like the color it presently is however...I like Donna's idea of a dark maroon or even a dark forest green color for the door and ornates. You have a very pretty house with so many possibilities....

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Be sure to use 'high quality paint' that will look beautiful and last a long time. They said it's worth the extra cost.