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Need help with railing colour

ffudJanuary 2, 2013
Could you please help me pick a colour for the railing on the front steps. I would like to blend them in to the house. The cream colour seems to jump out too much. I was wondering if a dark charcoal would work.
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Cynthia Taylor-Luce
I actually really like the cream colour. When someone is approaching your house, they're aiming for the steps and the railings, so it's nice to have them there and welcoming. I think this is a very pretty house and I wouldn't change anything!
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 5:24PM
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I agree with Cynthia. If you want to project you could do something with the front garden
1 Like    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 5:32PM
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I wouldn't do dark charcoal - they will stand out even more particularly against the light colored steps. If you want a change, maybe a lighter grey - stone color.
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 5:32PM
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Thank you very much for your help - never thought about the contrast with the steps
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 12:54PM
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Thanks - we have just moved in and I plan on redoing the front garden in the spring.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 12:56PM
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I agree, house looks lovely as it. Fix garden, it looks like a bunch of stuff in there, but not quite pulling off cottage garden look. Some viburum near front great, they smell amazing in spring. Perhaps a white bench at an angle or on a small patio with steppers going to front path. The plants on the porch look too big for the pots, I'd do something that trails over the sides too. Also appear to be an awful lot of outdoor lites. Consider removing a few. Not sure what that patio in progress thing is next to front walkway is. more garden, less hardscape. You could also flagstone steppers to go to bench. Are the front steps painted white. They should be to match rest of trim. It's a really pretty home. Yes, now that I am looking again, I see all this brick stuff was a garden border. Just too busy. Cut nice deep bed edges and keep it simple. Prefer only brick borders for raised beds or beds on hillslope. Perhaps one white adirondack chair on porch to complete.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 1:16PM
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Thank you for you help. Just moved into home and plan on redoing garden in spring. Plan on taking out rocks. Thanks again
    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 5:59PM
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