Hi, I recently signed a contract with Hubbard in Calgary to replace my soffit, fascia, eavestrough, and corners (the siding will remain same colour which is a light yellow). They told me they use Gentek products. I\’m also planning to paint my house trim, the front door, and garage door. I\’m trying to figure out what colours to use and would appreciate any assistance / guidance in this area. I really like the dark drift colour, and was thinking of using this for the soffit, fascia, eavestrough, corners, and house trim (which will be painted). Would this look okay against the light yellow siding (appears it would be a nice contrast)? Is this too much Dark Drift? Does it make sense to also use Dark Drift on the garage door and front door, or should I go with something a little darker for contrast? Thanks so much for your help.
I just submitted some pictures, with explanation of changes I’m planning to make to exterior of my house, and was hopeful to get your opinion on colour scheme (per below). I mentioned in my submission that I like the dark drift colour, but also wanted to mention that I’m open to others that have similar tone / hue such as Pebble. Earthen, Espresso .. Whatever you think would be a nice combination.
You are definitely on the right track with Dark Drift. I like your choice. I too like the contrast it creates with the yellow siding. When you put Pebble up against your siding, it looks to green and would not give you the look you desire. I also do not think that using Dark Drift on your soffit, fascia, eaves and trims is too much. As for the garage door, I always try to down play the door by painting it the same colour as the main colour of the home. I do not like to have the garage door be a focal point for the home, so painting it close to the yellow of the siding, would help it blend in. I would trim it out with Dark Drift though. As for the front door, we want this to be a focal point of the home. I would go with a door in a colour similar to Gentek’s Commercial Brown to make it stand out. You could also consider a deep red door (not bright red – something like Gentek’s Venetian Red) if you were willing to go bold.