Paint Color Suggestions for "Overly Beige" House?

Paint Color Suggestions for "Overly Beige" House?

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Janel Laban
Jun 11, 2010

Q: We purchased our mid-century ranch over the winter, and are just beginning to work on the exterior. The eaves, trim, garage door, and front door all need repainting, but the stucco looks good and matches the stone's grout, so I'd rather wait on that until it needs work. I'd love to add some serious color to the doors that will look good with the stucco, eaves, roof, and the landscaping (the lava rock lawn was in place already).

On top of this, we have a room addition on the back that has two walls of siding (meeting the stucco) that need to be painted as well - should this match the trim or something else?? It's our deck/hanging out/container garden area, so I think it would be nice if it were also colorful - maybe pull it together with the new garage door color? We are planning to remove the old (yikes!) paint from the deck, so it will be natural wood.

I would love specific paint suggestions for these areas, I can't seem to come up with a combination that makes sense with the taupe! Sorry about the dreary photos - it's been raining non-stop for weeks. THANKS!

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