Our family recently moved and were given the opportunity to choose a new exterior house color while we were away on vacation. We mistakenly chose the color using only a photo of the house and the Sherwin Williams app. We regret it terribly! The color is SUPER BROWN! (body- Meadowlark and trim-Chopsticks by Sherwin Williams) Our biggest concern when choosing a color was choosing a color that would go well with the rock front of the house, and that is still our biggest concern. We have considered Sherwin Williams’ Loggia (body) and Natural Choice (trim), but we are so afraid of making another bad choice! We want to go more to the gray end of the spectrum if possible while still complimenting the rock which seems to have a lot of reddish clay-like undertones. The interior of our house is light, bright, and airy which we love! We love soft grays and whites, just to give you an idea of our taste. Could you PLEASE give us some advice?! It would be greatly appreciated! I have included two photos. Please let me know if it’s too shadowy. I can take more photos and resend if needed. Thank you so much! -Stephanie+
With your stone, I would go one of two ways. A light cream color, like China Doll, or a dark gray, like Cyberspace.
Beware of the trendy lighter gray colors. Your stone is simply all wrong for it. A traditional light off white like the two photos below, would work very well. If I went that way, I'd keep my shutters off white as well.
On your front door, I'd go dark gray or black. Off white might not sound exciting, but as you can see in these photos, it is a lovely combination with stone very similar to yours. Check out the photo below, where the terra-cotta color of the stone is accented in the plants, and the paint is kept very simple.
Can you go gray? Yes, but, not light gray. Your stone is asking for a dark gray compliment. I couldn't find a photo showing your stone color with a dark gray home, so please forgive my cut and paste, but I cut the stone off the front of your home, and pasted it on a home painted in Cyberspace by Sherwin Williams. Accent in off white and black. What do you think? Should Stephanie go off white or dark gray?