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Old 11-16-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Hi! We recently relocated to PA city due to my husband's job transfer.
We purchaces a three story home in the style discribed above. Currently the house is sided in a muted grey dutch lap siding. All trim is white.

I do not want to go all out on this house because it is an up and coming area, where circa homes can be had for under 150K - but we may want to move to an area with more property or keep the house for an investment.

The greay and white look so blah...

The front door is a bottom of the line builders door with a half moon shaped window on top. I think I will replace it because it looks so builder's grade.

The house is in good shape otherwise and I mostly want to concentrate on the enterior which while solid as a rock, has been neglected for over 50 years so my work is cut out for me.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Red, Black, Dark Green, yellow. I would do the shutters in either white or black and paint the front door a "color" (yellow, red, etc.).
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Most victorians don't have shutters, golfgal.

OP, you can paint the front door any color you want on a grey and white house.

In addition to the colors mentioned by golfgal, you can even do plum, lavendar, deep blue, light blue----any color at all.

Grey and white are neutral colors. Everything goes with them.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Most victorians don't have shutters, golfgal.

OP, you can paint the front door any color you want on a grey and white house.

In addition to the colors mentioned by golfgal, you can even do plum, lavendar, deep blue, light blue----any color at all.

Grey and white are neutral colors. Everything goes with them.
Her's does or she wouldn't have asked for color suggestions for them.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Silly me! I didn't notice it in the title! I was only focusing on the post!
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I love grey as a color on a house. It was the color of my last house. Keep it. Paint anything white in a bright white for a strong contrast. We painted our front door and shutters black (which was great for re-sale) and accented things with flowers, urns, front door mat, etc.

I also dislike those front doors with the demi-lune glass. In fact I can't stand them. Seems like a builders-special-attempt at a fanlight feature (an actual demi-lune glass/transom over the front door). It just looks tacky to me and doesn't seem to go with anything I've seen. Get a better door with panels or whatever is suitable for the Victorian architecture and paint it something with personality!

Also, don't forge accessories like the outdoor light fixtures, doorbell, kickplates or other hardware, etc. that add to the personality of your house. Sounds like a great place! Good luck with your projects!
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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I just ran across this thread, and love to decorate homes.

How about a nice eggplant, or rich plum color? (Not in gloss though, semi or matte). My friend up near Boston has pretty grey on the house, light buff color on the trim and gingerbread, and plum doors. It is spectacular, and all the decorations look great on the doorl in any season.

Justa thought.

Sherwin Williams website has some neat color charts.
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