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Exterior color help !!!

We just bought our beautiful home... I love the inside but the outside - not so much....it is just BLAH.

It is all white ( I will add a photo in first comment) ...We cannot change the white right now so we need to work with that... We are getting it powerwashed this week though...

So I need advice on what colors to choose for the door, shutters, and I would also like to add flower boxes.

My style is vintage-cottage....
I definatly do not want black ( i just dont really like white houses with black shutters) .

the only colors I have thought of is blue ( like a medium color?) ...

I also like the red doors that people are doing right now.

any ideas?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on May. 15, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:10 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • blue or green.
    angelrach86

    Answer by angelrach86 at 12:12 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • But what shades... I love greens but my husband thought green ( any shade) wouldnt look right.... I thought of apple green or a melon green ?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:15 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • I also like the idea of a yellow door... but I have no idea what color shutters would go with that ?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:28 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • Personally I have always like a teal color (combination of blue and green). I consider that cool tone. But if you would rather have something more warm and inviting, go for a light red tone, that way it won't stand out.

    I found a website full of colors: 1stopsites.com
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:35 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • thanks for the site

    I am really mixed about the colors lol... I really love the idea of teal... and I also like red... i think red is playing it safe, I think teal would pop ...
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:42 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • I always pick colors for everyone I would go with green like a very earthy green white trim black shutters and a red door.
    RedDahlia82

    Answer by RedDahlia82 at 1:31 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • Green like the color of sage or almost olive
    RedDahlia82

    Answer by RedDahlia82 at 1:32 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • If you like red doors then do red doors and shutters:P
    BetcCarter

    Answer by BetcCarter at 1:05 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • I'm a big fan of lighter earthy greens. I also like tan with green shutters and your red door if you'd like.
    karischub

    Answer by karischub at 7:15 PM on May. 15, 2011

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