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Exterior paint colors

We are about to repaint our house. While I love the current colors, I'm open to suggestions for something different. We're probably going to sell in the next 1-5 years, so we want it to appeal to a broad range of people.

Current colors:
House: deep purple;
Trim: Light yellow;
Doors/porch: Light, sage green

Front of the house: 

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Back door (by garage, so is the main entrance to the house):

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The roof is new, and has black and some yellow in it, so new colors would have to coordinate.
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Thanks for any input!

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Re: Exterior paint colors

  • I love your current colors, so I'm no help.
  • That is help, so thanks! It's just as helpful to know that the purple wouldn't keep people away.
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  • image TheBridesMom:
    I love your current colors, so I'm no help.

    I do too. 

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  • I really love the purple, too!
  • I also really like the colors as is!
  • image AmyRI:
    That is help, so thanks! It's just as helpful to know that the purple wouldn't keep people away.

    It wouldn't keep me away, I think those colors are awesome, however, I'm sure the average non-D&R person might be somewhat put off by the colors. I think you have a pretty blank slate, can you try using the behr color function which allows you to upload a picture and change colors?

  • image apugglesmom:

    image AmyRI:
    That is help, so thanks! It's just as helpful to know that the purple wouldn't keep people away.

    It wouldn't keep me away, I think those colors are awesome, however, I'm sure the average non-D&R person might be somewhat put off by the colors. I think you have a pretty blank slate, can you try using the behr color function which allows you to upload a picture and change colors?

    I don't agree.  Even on here people are off put by colors that other people choose for things, but irl, I am constantly surprised by how many people that I would not consider decorating savvy or forward thinking D&R wise, like my house color, (SW Henna Shade), including my colorphobe neighbors.  They are afraid to paint a color and can't think of colors, but love to look at my house. It has been a few years, and they still say nice things about it.  Every single delivery person, door to door religion person, etc. has commented favorably on the color.

    I think that OPs home is much more understated in the color choices, and is really quite unexpected, but not offensive.

  • Hi, found this picture on pinterest, do you know what type of paint and color you used for the purple? Love it!

  • the house looks great and new, if you will sell it in 1 to 5 years, then suggest you just keep it in the present look and maintain it well.
  • Will this kind of door http://staging.caldwells.com/products/doors-by-type/sliding-doors/ will look good when painted like the one above?
  • I liked these colors @AmyRI. I don't think you should repaint them. These colors are great and seems appealing also. Go with these present ones!
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