"Help me decide what colour combination to paint our new house!-See photos".

JemJem

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Hi All,

so we bought our first property, and i am in charge of taking care of painting the exterior colour of the house. colour is my choice.
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so i am hoping that you guys can weigh in on some awesome colour combinations that i can use. at the moment, i am considering a sage green with white trimmings


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However i saw a house yesterday on my way home, and i just had to take a photo of. the colours looked great!
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So what do you guys think?

should i...
1. Go with Sage?
2. Go with the grey/white/black
3. Would both colours go with the faded orange terracotta? i could try to paint the roof dark if needs be
4. What other colour combinations do you think would work for our house

Thanks!!!!
 

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Jeez chill on the hdr / saturation overload. I prefer the grey/white/black.
Yeah, I agree. The house I bought last year was painted fairly recently with white, dark grey and black. It looks fantastic. I just need to paint the interior. Not sure what I'm gonna do about that yet
 

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Orange with brown and white finishes. That way, if you mess chicken tikka masala on the wall, no-one will notice.

Same thought with orange and white. But who makes chicken tikka masala outside?
 

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Grey, white, black/charcoal (or whatever it is called)
 

JemJem

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Jeez chill on the hdr / saturation overload. I prefer the grey/white/black.
hahah sorry man. i just took the pic. i don't even know what hdr means. i guess High Definition Resolution? lol
 

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Grey and white has been the most popular lately.

Download the dulux app. Play around with the colours a bit by uploading you picture and changing it on the app to get an idea of what it could look like. Once you’ve decided on a colour the actually code is there and you buy a sample. Paint a nice big square in an area with light and an area without. Decide if you’re happy with the colour and purchase.
 

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I may get some flack for this but here goes: careful when painting your roof black as it gets woes warm during the summer! Great for your pool heating but not so great if you don't have proper insulation installed...
 

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Grey and white has been the most popular lately.

Download the dulux app. Play around with the colours a bit by uploading you picture and changing it on the app to get an idea of what it could look like. Once you’ve decided on a colour the actually code is there and you buy a sample. Paint a nice big square in an area with light and an area without. Decide if you’re happy with the colour and purchase.
how long should i let the sample colour sit on the wall for? i take it that it is just to test the colour and not really the properties of the sample paint?
 

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I may get some flack for this but here goes: careful when painting your roof black as it gets woes warm during the summer! Great for your pool heating but not so great if you don't have proper insulation installed...
i can try a charcoal. but then use the cool roof paint that i hear you can get.
 

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I would just paint it red. Easier to spot when taken without compensation.


AND DO NOT PAINT THE TILE ROOF!!!!

Get a pressure cleaner and give it a good pressure wash.
 

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how long should i let the sample colour sit on the wall for? i take it that it is just to test the colour and not really the properties of the sample paint?
Yeah mainly for the paint colour. You can ask them for the specific paint as well so that you can get a feel for the finish of the paint. Like wall seal vs micatex and see the difference in texture. Find a hairline crack and do a stroke/roll over half the crack as well to see how it covers the crack. Please be sure to look at a hairline and not a bigger crack as those should be opened. Even at the hairlines I’d prefer to open it and get rid of the crack. So be sure to remind the painter that there’s a crack to be seen to at those test spots.
 

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I may get some flack for this but here goes: careful when painting your roof black as it gets woes warm during the summer! Great for your pool heating but not so great if you don't have proper insulation installed...
I did a black roof before. However I cannot confirm the heating issue. The house did not have insulation before hand no we added insulation afterwards.
 

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I would just paint it red. Easier to spot when taken without compensation.


AND DO NOT PAINT THE TILE ROOF!!!!

Get a pressure cleaner and give it a good pressure wash.
Why not paint the tile roof? Tile deteriorate after a few years, losing their waterproofing and then absorb one hell of a lot of water when it rains.

Sure clean off the deposits first check the sealing between the coping tiles and then paint.

As to colour, what rugby team do you support? paint the house in those colours.
 
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I would just paint it red. Easier to spot when taken without compensation.


AND DO NOT PAINT THE TILE ROOF!!!!

Get a pressure cleaner and give it a good pressure wash.

Is there a reason to not paint your tiled roof? Genuinely curious
 

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Why not paint the tile roof? Tile deteriorate after a few years, losing their waterproofing and then absorb one hell of a lot of water when it rains.

Sure clean off the deposits first check the sealing between the coping tiles and then paint.

Is there a reason to not paint your tiled roof? Genuinely curious

If it is concrete tiles it should be fine to paint. But baked/clay tiles like that the paint is just going to come off in a couple of months.
 
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