Choosing House Colors: Taupe?
January 10, 2012 § 3 Comments
When selecting the palette of colors for your exterior, use natural materials in the environment as your inspiration. This stonework has all the colors you need for your entire house, from the dark charcoal of the roof to the taupey gray siding and even the orangey brick walkway.
Tying your house color in with its surroundings “grounds” the house — it looks like it belongs there. A house that strays too far from the natural palette looks more like a spaceship that has landed on a foreign planet. Don’t do that to your neighborhood. Save your taste-specific color applications for inside the house.
I don’t think the orange (driveway? can’t tell what it is from the picture) looks good with taupe, do you? I have a taupe siding on my house with orange-y brick at the bottom and trying to figure out how to fix the clash. Maybe paint the brick….?
Hi Lauren! I think the taupe (as long as it doesn’t have a pink undertone) looks great with the orange. I think it’s a fresh color combination. Send me a photo of your house if you’d like me to weigh in. email@example.com
Thank you, Barbara. Will do !