How do people pick exterior color schemes for their houses? Might you want to help with mine?
Contractors are asking me about colors for my roof and stucco. How do people figure this out? How can you take a one-inch square on your computer screen and imagine how it would work on a house?
My original idea was granny yellow
with white or cream trim, railing, and pillars. It seems like gray
is the most common roof
color with yellow, but that tan
could be fine. Some of the pictures have a red
or brick accent, or light green
trim instead of white.
Here are the choices:
-- The roofer uses Gaff Elk shingles: probably the Timberline HD series
, but I'm going to see if the Cool series
is available without extra charge.
-- The color coat stucco would be by La Habra, probably the Lifestyle series
but maybe the regular series
The only yellow in the Lifestyle series (if that's what I'm limited to) is La Habra
Biscayne. Is that going to be workable? With the Timberline Birchwood
? Or Cool Birchwood
? Or Cool Antique Slate
This house is a three story house. We're never going to exactly get the "cutesy" look with our lack of budget for things like trim. The house is in Oakland, near industrial live-work lofts and Victorians. The neighborhood is pretty much anything goes, especially color-wise. Thanks for any advice you can provide.