Hi, I’m building a 1000sq.ft. shop in my backyard and I would like to match the colours of the shop to the house. Our house has a unique colour of brick, clay trim and windows (I believe), and brown shingles but they’re due for replacing and I’m open to changing the colour of the shingles. My initial thoughts on the shop are to do board and batten siding with shake gables, but I’m not stuck on those styles. The big question is however, what colours to choose for the siding and trim of the new shop so it matches the house and looks good. I built a composite deck last year and had a tough time choosing the colours for it, so I thought I should seek some advice from a professional on this project. Thanks for your time. Eugene.
My advice would be to chose a neutral tone like Gentek’s Pebble or Wicker or even Sandalwood. It would be best to try a chip up to the brick, but from what I can say, there is a slight pink tone to the brick. I would also use a dark grey colour like Gentek’s Iron Ore or Windswept Smoke with the Pebble or Sandalwood. If the shop is only going to one floor, I would go with the Board and Batten in the Pebble/Sandalwood and a Perfect Shake or Cedar Shake in Windswept Smoke in the gable and as the soffit/fascia and eavestrough. This would tie the colours together with the brick in your home. I would not go with any type of brick, unless you can get the same brick. Adding another pattern/texture would be too busy.