Before and After Ranch Re-do: Working with the Roof Color
September 4, 2012 § 4 Comments
Perplexed homeowners posted a dilemma on the blog. After deciding to keep the Desert Tan roof and aluminum windows on their newly remodeled 1960s atomic ranch, they struggled to come up with colors for the siding, trim and front door.
Making matters a little more complicated, they panicked (well, you know) when they saw the newly installed aluminum and glass garage doors they had selected and felt they overpowered the house.
Knowing the homeowners did not really like their roof (chosen by previous owners), I offered a couple of paint color options that would coordinate the siding with the roof. Contrasting the siding color with the roof would have made the roof pop off the house– not something the homeowners wanted. (When you’re trying to camouflage something, think blending.) I gave them Mayflower Red (Benjamin Moore HC-49) and Maryville Brown HC-75.
For trim, I suggested they match the paint color to the aluminum windows and garage door. The homeowners did the leg work — Metro Gray 1459. Then to draw the eye along the wonderful curved pathway and over to the front door, we needed color. I suggested something like Charlotte Slate AC-24
or Amethyst Shadow 1441? They went with the Amethyst. I don’t think you’ll see another house just like this one, and that, in the world of curb appeal, is refreshing!
Homeowner: The Mayflower Red pulls the red out of the roofing, makes the aluminum pop and has the added attraction of being different from anything else in the neighborhood without screaming “look at me.”