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Why is it so hard...
« on: November 18, 2005, 04:55:47 pm »
... to pick the colors for the house?

I know what window manufacturer ...
I know what siding type ....
I know when ....

It's choosing the colors that's driving me nuts....

sigh,

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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 06:55:29 pm »
women... sigh...   :D
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 04:41:35 am »
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... to pick the colors for the house?

I know what window manufacturer ...
I know what siding type ....
I know when ....

It's choosing the colors that's driving me nuts....

sigh,

;)



Color schemes are easy. Choose a light bodied color, the window get a mid tone, and the accents get a dark tone. You can mix it up with more colors if you have a victorian or other period style house (arts and crafts for example.)

The worst offense is wimping out. Of course, you've seen my home, and aside from the ceiling in my workroom, there's not a boring white or biege surface in the entire dwelling.

Go for the bold Dawn, you will not regret it!
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 04:50:12 am »
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Color schemes are easy. Choose a light bodied color, the window get a mid tone, and the accents get a dark tone. You can mix it up with more colors if you have a victorian or other period style house (arts and crafts for example.)



That's what I'm leaning towards, but with a basic ranch house, I can't get too creative without it looking out of place.  Plus I don't want to have it look like every other house out there (how many people have seen too many houses that are tan with hunter green ?)

I'm only looking at doing this once, so I want to get it right the first time.  Plus, I don't want to go with today's in colors only to have it look stupid 10 years down the road.  

I wish I could get bigger samples of the siding and trim materials.

I'll eventually figure it out.

Dawn   ;)


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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005, 05:06:47 am »
What color family are you thinking of using? Greys are out of vogue right now, browns and creams are in.

How about a lavendar tone taupe for the siding, a clean cream for the window/door trim and soffits, finally a chocolate for the roof trim and accents. The icing on the cake is one stunning color for the front door. Red is always a classic, but a great blue would work just as well. The cool thing about the door color is that you can change that every couple of years or so with the trends.
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005, 05:49:23 am »
I've been playing on this site with some different ideas...

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The roof color on our home is similar to the:  Independence - Georgetown gray

Choose the American Legend Clapboard for the siding and the colors I have to choose from are:
 Colonial White
 Snow
 Sandstone Beige
 Heritage Cream
 Desert Tan
 Savannah Wicker
 Natural Clay
 Cypress
 Light Maple
 Sterling Gray
 Oxford Blue
 Granite Gray

We have a glass panel door.

If any of you would like to play around with it, let me know what you come up with.

Dawn   ;)
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005, 07:19:23 am »
Savannah wicker, paint your trim a navy blue. A sophisticated pallet, and the body is neutral enough that you can change out the triim colors as your would like, unless you have all vinyl trim, but still, it's a fairly timeless look.

Of course, you have to live with it, so go for what suits you best.  
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005, 07:34:52 pm »
I hope nothing happens to it after you paint.  It seems everytime I paint my bike, it gets destroyed. :P
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005, 02:38:09 am »
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I hope nothing happens to it after you paint.  It seems everytime I paint my bike, it gets destroyed. :P



LMAO!!!!!

Well at least with the house it's fully insured unlike the race bike.

Dawn   ;)
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2005, 04:22:33 am »
It's hard because it cuts into the race budget and time allotment.  

Me, I can't make any decision which might infringe upon that...
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Re: Why is it so hard...
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2005, 05:41:24 am »
Paul struggles with the time aspect, but with the $$$ aspect - He needs to provide me with a particular dollar amount out of each paycheck.  Anything over that is for his race budget.  It works out OK.

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