We are looking to paint our house as the yellow is a bit tired. Roof was painted Dulux Monument about 2 years ago so would like to keep it to keep costs down.
Help is appreciated!
You could go white, tranquil retreat with vivid white trim, dune, shale grey is another that goes beautifully with monument
Roof is great. You could go a more earthy colour whether a whiter cream or a greenish- grey
It seems to have a coastal feel ?
Anyway , the first question would be what do YOU want , what suits the area , etc . For example , you go a light offwhite ( surfmist or similar ) , but that will look a bit too much with the white window joinery and all the eves and gutters IMO .
So how about a 50's inspired light blue , or even light mint , or possibly even a light apricot -- the white trim will look good against all of those , as will the monument . BUT how do you feel ?
Of course , you could go grey or charcoal and pretend it is 'modern' , but the irony is they would date quicker than the 50's classics would .
Now there are stronger colours , but you'd need to be braver , but a burnt orange ( halfway between orange and brown ) or even most greens would look good , but will it fit you , fit the neighbourhood ?
Maybe more info is needed . . . . . .
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Thanks Kate, Thanks Pottsy99
You're probably right with a bit of a coastal feel, we're 200m from the River in Perth, Australia.
Good thinking on the older style colours, hadn't really crossed my mind much. House was actually originally a late 50s build so they could go well.
I am keen for a burnt orange wall but that might be a bit bold for the whole house!
We are probably aiming for a Hamptons style look so thinking of something fairly light. Interior of the house is Antique White USA so have put a bit of that on the wall to see how it goes.
Was recently like you with yellow. Have just repainted eighteen year old light white washed look brick house (charcoal roof and black windows) that had all dated classic cream trims - garage, front door, eaves, downpipes, patio ceilings etc which I wanted gone. Go to Bunnings or local paint shop and collect all the little sample swatches that appeal to you. Then in my case I bought Dulux A4 size sheets in colours that I liked. You can then compare the Dulux A4 sheets with other brand colours if you want. When you narrow it down you have the option of buying sample pots. I knew I didn't want white (too light) cream (too yellow) or beige (too boring.) Finally made a choice in between cream and beige and am very happy. Looks fresh and bright, goes perfectly with the bricks and no more yellow. As you are painting the full house remember the colour you choose might need to be a shade darker than what you think.
Thanks Julie / Thanks Lyn.
We were definitely considering Tranquil Retreat and have put up a patch of that on the wall to see what we think. Its a little blue tinged but I think we like it. We've bought a larger sample pot to paint one small wall section to see how it looks. :D Will post some photos once we've done the trial
Your current colour will effect hpw you see it. So pick an area where existing is not visible