For the top Floor im using RESENE ARMADILLO
Ground Floor Render - Unlimted Space Dulux
Bessa Block - Steel(light) or Ivory (dark)
garage door - NIGHT SKY BLACK ?
Hi Tyrone_Topsecret. I think the dark at top with the light colour under works very well - let's the upper floor disengage and float above everything, which makes it so stunning. Your render picture shows a texture effect on the matrix which is nice - if you go for a solid colour there that'll appear very different to what you see at the moment - would still work of course, but I'd probably try and do a 'marble' texture effect like that (if within budget). If it was me, I would blend the bessa in with the render colour at the bottom, so either paint the blocks to match the render, or why don't you do it the other way around and match the render colour to the natural block colour? That could work well.
I don't know the Resene colour you mention, attached is a picture with a Monument colorbond roof, and the little link building we've done in a Dulux colour matched to Monument - so it works quite well as a contrast without being too stark against an (off-)white. I wouldn't go the night sky, it is quite stark (and cold) as a colour, where as with a softer/warmer dark grey it all becomes more harmonious.
Not sure about the garage door : You are currently drawing attention to it by matching it to the colour of the upstairs - I would recommend to try and guide the view to upstairs instead, and therefore blend the garage door in with the surrounding surfaces.
So Bessa natural, render to match, garage door in a warm white, and then the dark grey upstairs - will be a stunner :-)
Good Luck !
Our darkest exterior colour is Dulux Mount Eden, and the mid grey colour is Dulux Shale Grey. Garage door, gutters, etc are Colorbond Monument.
The more I look at your photo, the more I like the bricks as they are!! I know in real life sometimes things look a little different, of course you don't want every second (dopey) person to ask when you'll be doing the rest of your painting!
Can you leave it for a while and see?
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thanks heaps sarah
night sky or monument hmmmmmmm?
what colour to do the matrix panel in??
I would match the bricks to the colour of the render, the change intexture will be enough to provide the point of difference. Try Resene Wan White on the bottom and the dark garage door will pop!
Very nice - I like the strong clear lines your house has there. You could keep your colour scheme "Classic Neutral" by continuing the render or choosing a very light colour. It would compliment the architecture of the house just perfectly.Another option would be to really go colour. The clear design of the house (reminds me of Bauhaus Style) certainly allows for that. Top of my mind would be a soft teal/ocean blue colour to go with that beautiful colour of the wood framing. I would settle for a broken colour (mixed with small amount of a darker shade) instead a pure colour. As an overall colour intensity I would choose one from the mid-to-light range to balance out the dark top floor and the dark garage door.
I recently used Monument with Leadman highlights and a greyish white and it looks great.
i would prefer darker colours on the bottom for a more grounded feel with a grey sky of nature would it change your colour choices??
@tyrone_topsecret, just sent you a pm, trying to save you extra money :-)
Good Luck !
on the render is Bassalt,garage Monument,gutters night sky,parapet and roof surfmist.windows night sky.
the front of the house faces WEST!
thank you Marc, will check now :)
Thank you Debra, will look at all them options :)
So what did you decide, Tyrone? Good to see construction is underway!!
What did you end up doing TYrone ? Woudl love to see the end result