Brick is mossy oak

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Angie asks:

We are building new home and looking for colour suggestions. The brick is mossy oak. We are considering the pebble coloured window trim. There is also some vinyl siding on the gable ends. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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To bring the look of the home together, I would do the siding and the gable ends in Pebble.  This will bring the look of the home together.

 


Would you add an accent colour?

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Iqbal asks:

 

  1. What siding, soffit, facia and eavestrough colours would you recommend for our home?
  2. Would siding, soffit, facia and eavestrough in one colour – canyon clay work with white windows?, if yes, what front door colour would you recommend?
  3. Would you add an accent colour, and if yes, where?

 

 

 

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For your home, I would recommend that you go with Pebble for the siding and Sable for the Soffit, Fascia and Eavestroughing. Wicker would look okay, but the look would not be much different from your existing look.  Pebble is a bit darker and would give a different look.  As for the front door, I would go dark like Black or Dark Grey to add in some accent colour.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them:

Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Limited, and

Southland Aluminum
61 Lombardy Cresent Scarborough
ON, M1K 4P1
Phone: 416-726-5281

 


Building a new home and trying to decide on the exterior colors

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Robin asks:

 

Hi there, I hope you are able to help us. We are building a new home and trying to decide on the exterior colors of our home. Our shed was built first and we went with Gentek Dark drift with white trim and white doors however, I do wish to use dark drift and white trim on our home but would also like a darker color on it as well. The sample picture has a horizontal siding, vertical siding, shake siding, and we wish to use novi stone siding as well as shown in the picture. We are also going with black shutters. Can you please give me a suggestion of what other darker color I should use and where on the house? Should we go with a pebble color shake where the shake is visible on the picture and your expert opinion where we should put the dark drift would be appreciated? Also, if you are able to suggest the novi stone color and mold that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Oh, our shingles are Mirage – Sandlewood.

Suggestions on window trims and vents. Could you also point in the right direction there as well.

Saw the pebble color online and it seems too dark for the shake location on the house. I’m thinking that area of the house should be lighter. What do you think? Thank you.

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If you are looking to add a colour which is darker than Dark Drift, you would need to go with Gentek’s Iron Ore.  The grey and the dark brown will look good together and I think that Pebble would not be too dark in the shake.  It is hard to get the sense of what the colours look like online. You need to see actual samples.  I would use a stone that has both grey and brown tones in it like Brownstone and use Iron Ore for the siding and then Pebble for the Shake.  I think you will be happy with the combination.  As for the window trims, I might suggest you use Dark Drift to create some contrast.


We like neutral colours

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Tara asks:

Hello, we are renovating our house, we would like some advice on stucco, trim around windows, soffit and fascia. We like neutral colours such as beige and light gray. We would really appreciate your advice for colour selection.

 

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To keep with the colours that you like, I would suggest you do the stucco  colour close to Gentek’s Pebble and then trim your windows and soffit and fascia in Gentek’s Sable colour.  This will tie it together with the colour of your roof and your garage doors.


Cedar Pan abode cottage

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Annette asks:

Hello – we are replacing the windows in our cedar Pan abode cottage. The cottage is stained a dark brown with a foundation of field stone. Doors to the basement have been replaced by the previous owners and match to Pebble. We are planning to change the roof back from the mansard to original design with either a green shingle or metal roof. The green would be closer to cool (blue) than a warm (yellow) undertone. We are planning to re-stain with a neutral medium brown. I would like your opinion on using Pebble on the lower windows, which are surrounded with field stone and have all of the other Nutmeg. Please let me know what you would suggest?

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With all of the colours you have on the home, I think the addition of Pebble windows would be a great choice to bring it all together.  Pebble is a neutral colour and will blend well with the greens and browns you will have on the home. Nice choice!


Reside my whole house

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Treena asks:

I would like to reside my whole house, get rid of the brick, window boxes and shutters. We are also redoing the fascia, sofit and eves. Our fence is a solid stain in Behr Cordovan Brown. Would like help on siding color, trim, etc. Something that compliments the fence, open to anything! Would like the wow factor if that is possible.

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Answer:

I actually like the red brick on your home and I would love to see you keep it.  I would then use siding on the home in Iron Ore and then use Pebble or Dark Drift as your soffit, fascia and trim colour.  This would give you the Wow factor you are looking for.

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Peter Van Egmond and Sons,  Quality Exterior Systems Inc. and  Greenlee Siding & Windows


Updating

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Michelle asks:

We are updating our windows in Ivory. Our eaves, soffits and trim are already in the same color. We have a box and bay window the will have gentek siding applied with a board batton look. I would like to do something different from ivory on ivory but not to drastic. The brick has reddish pink tones with a greyishigh running through it.. Thinking of either Pebble Khaki or Wicker cafe..not sure which or if there is another suggestion that would go well with ivory and brick. Suggestions?

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Answer:

My choice for your siding would be Pebble which will give you the different colour that you desire without a drastic contrast. I think Wicker is just a little too light.

 

These are your closest Premium Renovators. Please consider contacting them.

Forward Construction
789 Quantra Cresent Newmarket
ON, L3X 1M9
Phone: 647-274-2722

Barker Roofing‚ Siding & Windows
6074 19th Avenue   Markham
ON, L3P 3J3
Phone: (905) 642-7000

Canatek Home Improvement Ltd.
33 Wallenberg Drive Vaughan
ON, L6A 4M1
Phone: (416) 704-8649

 


A little old house

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Tracy asks:

Hi there, this is great that you can do this for me. Thank you in advance. So here is a house renovation. (there is a little old house under all this) Anyway, I love craftsman style, I also like vertical siding, I don’t like rock just straight across the bottom of a house. My husband does not like angled pillars so they will just stay square, maybe we’ll put rock on the bottom of the pillars? Question number one… what would rock look like on this house (I don’t even know where to put it). Next question, for the gable ends, I also like the cedar shake look but I can’t visualize lighter cedar shakes then the siding color we have chosen. The siding color is windswept smoke with white trim on windows, facia and soffits. This will compliment our detached garage that is metal siding but the same color. Your help and suggestions would be great.

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Windswept Smoke siding is a great colour. In the gable I would suggest you go with Pebble in the shake and then continue with the white accents you a already chosen.  All three of these colour will look great together. As for the stone, if you do not want to put it on the bottom of the home, the pillars would be a good option. I would go up about 1 foot from the ground with the stone.

 

 


Replace the yellow siding

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Sophie asks:

 

Hello. We are planning to replace the window in our living room (a bay window), as well as the window at the bottom, in addition to changing the front door to a two-door solution. Everything will be white. We would also like to replace the yellow siding, some of which we also have on the top portion of the sides of the house. We will have another front door entrance and cover the white posts with siding. We are currently looking at two colours: khaki and tan. I would like a colour that will bring out the brick and add some pizzazz to the home. Thank you for taking the time to send me answers and advice. Have a good day.

 

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Taking into consideration the other colours on your home, I would like to see you go with Gentek’s Pebble or Dark Drift for the siding colour as well as the columns on the door. Pebble is a neutral tone and will look good with the brick and white windows and door. It will give you a modern look.

 

 

 


Make everything fit together

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Jolyann asks:

Hello. We want to replace the doors and windows on the front of our triplex. We would also like to repaint the fences, the railings and the outside of the attic above the top balcony to make everything fit together. The colour of our brick is a somewhat pinkish beige and we would like to make the beige more than the pink stand out. What colours can you recommend? Would you have any other design suggestions for the front of our home? Thank you for your advice.

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Answer:

To bring out the brown tones in the brick, you would need to go with a brown neutral tone like Gentek’s Pebble. I would replace the doors and windows with Pebble. To bring it all together, paint the fence and railings Pebble as well.