Sylvette asks

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Sylvette asks:

1. Iron ore of siding instead of where the white i would put sandstone

2. Iron ore instead of white siding under window i would put dover gray and dover grey on the face where my front door is.

3. Iron ore and instead of the white siding i would put willow saule and the face of my front door .

 

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The only thing I might change is that I would go with Storm instead of Dover Grey.  I think you need to go with something a bit darker than Dover Grey to look best.

 

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Building a house by ourselves

Question

Karine asks

Hello. We are currently building a house by ourselves and are about to start on the exterior siding. We are hesitating between vinyl and engineered wood. Colour will be the major influence on our choice. We are looking at a grey house, a rather dark grey, like Midnight Surf. A “granite” grey, not a light grey. We have an IKO Charcoal Grey roof and white doors and windows. In the front, we will have four white Craftsman-style square columns, on charcoal grey-coloured, almost black, brick bases. The areas where we are finding it difficult to make up our minds are the trim on the doors and windows and the soffit. I would like to repeat the charcoal grey colour of my brick by using it also on my door and window trim, as well as on the ventilated soffit. The rest of the capping would be white. I’m still unsure, as I notice the opposite, black window and white trim, is often done. This is holding me back. What do you suggest? All white or should I take a chance on something else? Thank you for your help.

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My suggestion would be to go with the white windows and grey trim, either Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Iron Ore. Midnight Surf has a blue undertone to it that I think will look a little off. You could also go with black on your window trim and soffit and go with a dark grey door. I would stick with the white windows so the house does not get too dark.

 


Help us choose our window and siding colours

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Lisa asks:

I have uploaded the picture of the model of the home we are building. The brick of our home will be very similar to the model, only slightly more brown. For our home, we have chosen a Dark Drift Brown roof and Windswept Smoke eaves, soffits, fascia. We are having trouble choosing the window and siding colours. For windows, should we choose a darker grey colour (same as Windswept Smoke) or a lighter beige colour (like Dashwood’s Sandstone)? Also, what siding would you suggest? Your advice is greatly appreciated – Thank you!

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I would stick with the Windswept Smoke for the windows and garage door.  By using this colour with the brownish brick, you are already creating a nice modern looking contrast.  If you wanted to go even darker, you could go with Gentek’s newest dark grey colour, Iron Ore.  It would look fabulous with your brick colour.  I am not sure where the siding is on the home, but I would choose a colour which is close to the brick and leave the grey as the contrast colour.


What colour do you suggest for our doors, windows and siding?

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Stéphanie asks:

We would like to change both front doors and the garage door. Also, our windows are in wood and we would like to cover them with aluminum. As you can see, the house exterior is in field stone and aluminum. What colour would you suggest for our doors, windows and aluminum siding in order to update the look of our house? Thank you.

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Answer:

My suggestion for your home would be to change the siding to Gentek’s Pebble in a horizontal profile.  For the door and windows, I would suggest Sable.  These two colours look great together, and would blend very nicely with the fieldstone on your home.  If you did not think that Sable as the door would stand out enough, I would suggest that you paint the door Pebble, but my first choice for the door would be Sable.


What colour do you suggest for my siding, doors and windows?

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Steven asks:

I would like to replace my siding, doors and windows. What colour do you suggest? I lean towards a classic look, with or without shutters. Thanks in advance!

Question 3


Answer:

I have a couple of suggestions for your home.  First of all, I would suggest you go with the Board and Batten profile.  This would give a classic look to the home. Secondly, I would suggest you go with our Pebble, Wicker or Canyon Clay.  I cannot see the exact colour of the lighter tone in the brick, but it looks like one of these would be a good match.  I would then paint the pillars and the garage door in this same colour.

I would suggest you remove the shutters and trim the windows in a wide trim, such as a 5″ aluminum trim in Almond or Monterey Sand.


Help us choose the colours for our windows and siding

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Marie asks:

We need help with the choice of colours for our new windows and siding (side and back of house only). The windows from our bedrooms in the front and back are white (new), our front door is commercial brown (brand new), the garden door is khaki (new) and all other windows (to be replaced) are khaki. We also want to change the siding on the side and the back of the house (wood and cedar shingles). The front and part of the back are white cement (to keep). Lots of choices to make with many restrictions. Do you have any suggestions?

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Answer:

In this situation if you are going to proceed with the Khaki windows for the rest of the house, I might suggest you go with Moonlit Moss for your siding.  Moonlit Moss is available in shakes and our Board and Batten siding, which I think might look attractive on this portion of your home.  One of these two different profiles would add some dimension to your home, which will be lost when you remove the cedar shakes.  You would get the same attractive look without the work.

Moonlit Moss will look good with the Khaki windows and commercial brown door. It would create a very modern look.

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