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Old 07-14-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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I am buying a house that definitely needs a new paint job on the outside of the home.

I am looking for any and all suggestions of what would be some colors that would look good for the outside painting of my new home.

I will also need a new roof for the home. So if you have an idea of a color for the new roof that would go along with the color of the house then feel free to let me know.

I will also need to repaint the trim around the windows.

So I am looking for nice new roof and home painting color combinations along with the painting of the trim around the windows.

All ideas will be welcome and appreiciated.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Got any pics of the house? I personally feel certain colors look better with specific home styles.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:43 PM
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I love a white house with black trim/shutters, black roof. It just looks nice, clean and always relevant. You could do a cream/beige house, dark brown shutters/trim with a dark brown roof, too. I'm just a neutral lover, not into bold colors/patterns, but everyone has their own style. Depends on part of country you live, too.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I believe some paint manufacturers have a CD where you can pick a house style and mix/match colors. I think I got one once at Lowes.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Hire a decorator to help you pick the colors. For $100 or so, it's a great investment. You don't want to spend $10,000 or more and regret your choices.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Both color of brick/siding and style of house play a role in picking colors. Without a photo, we can only tell you go online, for example, Sherwin Williams lets you upload a photo and "try" various paints on it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Some HOAs specify what color of roofing shingles you have to use. Check your documents before making a $10,000 mistake.
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