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Paint for light grey roof

Kim GilesJanuary 7, 2013
Hello, I need to repaint my house but am having trouble because of my roof color. Most of the houses in my neighborhood that have a pale grey roof are white. I refuse to paint my house white and am looking for other options. Right now I am leaning towards a med/dark grey white framing and a vibrant door. what would you suggest?
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How about a blue color with white trim? This is a nice blue that would look great with your roof:
Folk Victorian in Blue · More Info
This is anohter shade of blue that would look good:
Craftsman Cottage - Rosedale Ave · More Info

If you have a wood door in a natural wood finish, I would keep it, since it looks really nice and a bright color door is not really seen from the street anyway.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:20PM
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Aja Mazin
Light grey or blue grey with a black door!
Farrow & Ball Down Pipe with Blue Gray trim and a Hague Blue door.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 11:57PM
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Aja Mazin
This is absolutely gorgeous!

[You could lighten the tone ]
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Kim Giles
@aja I love the last picture, slightly lighter. I've been worried that grey and grey blue that looks great on siding would look cold or drab on stucco.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:37AM
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Be careful going too dark of color on the stucco, especially if you live in a sunny climate with little insulation in the walls. Dark stucco walls absorb a lot of radiant heat.

I like your yellow house. I would keep it yellow and paint the trim white. Paint the front door black to update it a bit. Get a larger black finish porch light.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:50AM
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Aja Mazin
Kim Giles,

I think it would like great on stucco, but I agree that the colours must be lighter.

I am sorry I could not find a more suitable photo.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 1:01PM
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Kim Giles
@aja I had trouble finding good stucco examples as well.
@mmilos good advice since I'm in San Diego. I do plan on adding a lot of foundation planting to help shade the house a bit more.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:02PM
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Aja Mazin
Actually the picture I posted could very well be stucco.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:26PM
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Aja Mazin
It's stucco!

The house is discussed on The Challenge of Exterior Paint Colours by Kora Sevier in Architectural colour, Exterior paint colours, Farrow and Ball!!!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:33PM
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kathleen MK
Find a color that works with the wood stain on the fence. The yellow with white trim works.A light sage or moss green would work with creamy trim. A with a gray or taupe in a warm shade you could do dark trim.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:03PM
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K Colour
Kora Sevier from K Colour here.

Kim, hire a professional to help you. There's a reason why people such as myself exist. Choosing colours for an exterior is tricky business. You don't want to get it wrong because you're going to have to live with it for a long time. So are your neighbours. Google color consultants in your area or go to your local paint store and ask if they can recommend someone.
It's well worth the investment. Good luck.

Aja, thanks for the credit!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:23PM
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Aja Mazin
Kora Sevier from K Colour,

You have fans in Florida!!!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:44PM
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