Question:

Amanda asks:

Hi! I have a Canadiana with a field stone front, brown brick on the other three sides, and siding on the ends of the gables. We’re redoing the roof, siding, eves, sofit and fascia and I’m not sure what colours to go with. I was thinking of a grey-blue or grey-green for the siding (something to contrast the brick but tie into the stone), and a neutral (preferably not white) for all of the trim. I’m thinking of driftwood or brown stone for the roof (http://bpcan.com/en-CA/products/residential-roofing/asphalt-roofing-shingles/architect-collection/everest-42-east-only-/ 4 and 5 from the right). Any suggestions?

Amanda

Answer:

My suggestion for your siding would be to go with Gentek’s Dark Drift colour. The dark brown bricks are very dominate an you need to pick something that will blend well with them. I suggest Dark Drift because it is darker and richer looking than the cream colour you have there currently and will blend well with the stone and either of the roof colours you are considering. Either the Driftwood or BrownStone will work with this home. I lean toward the Driftwood. I would use Dark Drift for the soffit, fascia and eaves that you are replacing as well. This would tie together all of the other parts of the home and give it a cohesive look.


Choosing eaves, soffit and fascia colour

Question:

Marlene asks:

What colour should we use for new eaves, soffit and fascia? A new roof is going up in Heirloom brown which is a dark GAF Sienna shingle. The new overhang will have copper fascia and under ceiling. The stucco portion of overhang is Ben. Moore Ranchwood which is very close to Brownstone and Pebble Gentek Aluminum. We will also be replacing windows at some point and wondered if we should use same colour as eaves soffit and fascia. The garage is steel and will be staying as it is only 2 years old.

Marlene

Answer: 

In this case, I would replace your soffit and fascia with the Pebble or Brownstone from Gentek.  Adding another colour to this home would make it disjointed. By using Pebble or Brownstone, you blend the stucco with the rest of the home. When you do replace the windows in a few years, I would also go with Pebble or Brownstone to further blend everything together. Replace the shutters at the same time with Pebble or Brownstone as well.