Hi I need to pick exterior colours for a duplex that is nearing completion.Roof and gutters are surfspray. I would like to somehow differentiate them. The area is a suburban area semi bush. Would love some ideas thanks
You can simply reverse window and wall colours or make one slightly darker than the other in a similar tone.
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Match exterior aluminium window frame colour and wall colour.
Updating the exterior of only one side of a duplex.
Thanks for your help Kate. Sounds
I like the idea of one being a darker tone of the other. Keep the trim all the same but differentiate on the main body. Keeping the paint colour in the same family will stop it looking awkward where there are shared walls and fascia.
Thanks for advice. Any colour ideas at all? We have exposed galvanised steel posts in the corners holding up the deck. The window trims are aluminium windows frames. Any advice appreciated thanks
I'm not a fan of buttery yellow anyway , so I'm hoping the whole lot will be changed haha , but on your build it doesn't tie in at all IMO -- the galv poles and silver windows are semi-industrial , so mid-charcoals would look good , obviously an off-white like surfmist would be a good neutral go-to ( although I'm assuming that is similar to your surfspray roof and gutters so maybe not , or change that too ? ) , BUT I'd want to know more about your area , colours on houses around you , even the tastes of owners/tenants .
For example , a mid-charcoal doesn't work well in a beach setting , but will in a new-build urban suburb , but then everything else might be charcoal or off-white . Now that may be what you want ( blend in ) but what about say one is 50's blue , the other apricot ? Or mint green and a pink toned off-white ? It works on the house IMO , but maybe not in your suburb .
Or what about off-white , but do the trim and garage door and entry door in bright red on one , vitamin C orange on the other ? Or a cedar one side , walnut the other , if going native wood ? Or matt silver with a round port-hole one side , a rusty brown the other , to emphasis the industrial aspect ?
We can make suggestions , but at the end of the day , its up to you . But I'd also make the observation that wouldn't you have a plan / concept before you sign off with the designer and start building , given the choice in styles and materials ?
You’ll have to try some samples in your aspect. Are these to sell? You may want to be safe but given your semi-bush location, the light roof and the galvanised windows I’d suggest a bush green. Have a look at the appropriately named Dulux Daintree and Dulux Billabong. They look dark on the screen but will be lighter when used on an exterior. If you want something lighter have a look at Dulux Echo One and Music Water
Hi there, really appreciate the feedback. The buttery yellow is just the colour of the linea boards. We are at the stage where we need to choose colours.
The area us helensburgh nsw. 5 mins drive from the beach close to the national park. One to rent and the other to sell. Helensburgh is a suburban area with mainly houses not really high rise development yet. Would like to make them both different but not too different given that they share a party wall.