Saturday, November 28, 2009

House colors?

So we've decided on a white tin roof cause a white roof is a green roof. The 'Arctic white' color that we like has a 65% total solar reflectance value. To be energy star certified, it must be 25%. However, a white roof brings some dilemmas as well; we are having trouble deciding what color to paint the exterior walls. We'd like something light. Our windows are going to have a rich dark brown trim, and we're thinking our doors will be stained dark brown as well. any color suggestions? We have to paint it soon, in the next couple weeks. Decisions, decisions.
The interior is now all backframed; we are currently waiting on the windows and doors. While we wait for those we may go ahead and paint the exterior walls and then get the tin on the roof. The pictures show our bathrooms framed in, one upstairs and then the master bathroom with storage space above.





7 comments:

Bain said...

What about a creamy yellow, like butter.:)
Bain

daddy said...

how may i help?

Anonymous said...

or a sage-y green

Will said...

Carolina Blue.

Alice and Stuart said...

Bain--We think yellow might be to cheery for us. Although I do like the way it looks. We've been thinking we might do a cream color like Aslan.

Will--Unfortunately, Stuart would never be able to deal with the Carolina blue. We'd have to have half Carolina blue, half Duke blue. Which I would never tolerate.

And sage-y green sounds alright. Maybe we'll get a sample for that color.

Bain said...

Yes, some yellows are just too bright. I was thinking a light, light, light yellow. Some butters are almost white. I agree that soothing is good. Have fun!

Vera said...

I hear ya on the yellow...but how about a really rich one? like turmeric or curry or saffron? it would play nicely off the brown as well-as the pseudo stucco look of it