Please help us choose colors for our featured Ranch style house
. The house used to be sided in natural cedar, but the previous owners painted the wood and the foundation a dull white. What colors would you pick? The most interesting and most helpful color ideas will be posted on this page.
- I bought a house 25 years ago that had redwood siding, both horizontal and vertical. Unfortunately, over the years it had been stained with an opaque stain in a russet brown shade, so the only thing I could maintain it with was the same type of opaque stain. It does look pretty good, but I will always regret that the original wood was completely obscured this way. The stain I used was Olympic Overcoat flat latex in Russet. This is a good quality paint and will last a long time. Of course, this will not work over a previous oil-based paint! If that is your case, you must use some sort of oil-based finish to avoid incompatibility.
Lots of choices!
- Wow, great house!
With so many choices for a home like this, the only thing you need to remember is paint the deepest color on the bottom (if you were going 2 tone) so that it 'grounds' the house.
Benjamin Moore has a wonderful Audubon Russet color (HC-51) that could be used as a base against accents colors in green or smoky blues.
Another great choice would be BM's 2144-30 Rosemary Sprig. This is a mellow green with a yellow base and can be used with black accents or even reddish-brown/burnt orangy accents.
Whichever way you go, it will look awesome.