powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Need exterior color scheme help
April KennedyJanuary 16, 2013
Just bought and want to update. I don't particularly want black shutters, but want something timeless and something that would appeal to the masses, but still stand out (it is being flipped). Any ideas? pictures of your ideas are super appreciated too!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kimdee24
Lovely house!

Interesting that quick Google search brought up a ton of red brick houses with black shutters. But I think they'd look really nice painted out a crisp, bright white along with the window trims. And the door painted a bright red.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 4:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joycefoley
Trying to figure out the current color..I would go with gray to compliment the roof. Window headers would add an extra touch to the overall curb appeal.The dramatic touch above the door suggests a Federal style so the window headers will add to it. Trim the yews in perfect round balls.The gray in this photo shown is too dark, light creamy gray maybe?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 4:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
auntagatha
Crisp white is a very traditional trim color for this house. For a little contrast, you could do the trim in white, the shutters in black and the door a glossy black or red I would make them all the same width for continuity.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 4:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joycefoley
I agree, a red door and maybe white is the safest and quickest way to sell. Changed my mind about the gray I'm getting too matchy matchy! But the window headers (on the lower level only) will be a great touch.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 4:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Nancy Hehmann
You have great ideas. I would drive through some other neighborhoods till you see a combination that really appeals to you. I would paint the trim around the door and windows white myself. Black shutters and a white door. I would get much larger side lights beside the door. If you are flipping, I would try to get a small copper pot of flowers for the porch - on both sides if space allows or small pots down one side of the steps.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 4:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PeterandDeneen Schumacher
I agree with kdeley.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joycefoley
I agree with Carolina about the lights.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joycefoley
too big?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anitajoyce
How about painting the trim, shutters and porch trim in white or beige. Remove the door and add one that is more modern in a red brown stain or color. Or maybe a white or beige door for a timeless and updated look. Will you be adding an extention over the door so that it has some dimension ? That would be nice.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
elklaker
Black shutters and a grey/ green door. Remove the two bushes closest to the door and plant a decorative ornamental bush (knock-out rose, oak-leaf hydrangea, etc.). Definitely some larger coach lights (love the above suggestion!). Clean up the yard and, depending upon when it goes on the market, some tasteful annuals for color.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
STUDIO MB
yes do white!
    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 5:59PM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need help with exterior color schemes
We are getting ready to choose our face brick, siding,...
matt86
Need help with exterior color scheme
I am looking for advice on exterior color scheme. ...
sarahreichert
I need help with the exterior color scheme of my home
This is the front of my house and I don't even know...
Michelle Baker
need help with exterior color scheme
Hi everyone, we're in the midst of extensive renovations,...
Shannon LeMay
Need Help with Exterior Paint ColorScheme
Need help with curb appeal of our contemporary craftsman...
browniebear
More Discussions
Need colour inspiration for updated living room
Last summer we put new laminate in, painted our walls,...
Brandy
New Condo/Apartment - layout advice!
Hi all, Looking for some advice on how we can arrange...
Andra Maria
Need ideas for such small windows
We are about to start furnishing our new town house,...
Patrick Chen
help in art work over a mirror
I have mirrored a wall for a much needed small living...
lrzavala123
Is this 9x12 carpet too big......
Would 8x10 be better for this space - and does it need...
mskdj
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.