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23rd Dec 2011, 02:21 PM
We're just about finished sanding the top story of our home which is weatehrboard/chamferboard. The bottom story has been built in with brick and we are considering getting this rendered as the front and back walls are two different brick colours. Just wondering if anyone has any colour advice...i.e are there any rules about whether the render should be painted the same colour as the weatherboard, or is this a big no/no. At this stage I'm thinking a darker cream/coffee colour for the rendered downstairs, the garage doors, the upright poles for the balcony and the gutters and a lighter fresh cream colour for the weatherboards and balastruding.
Anyone have any advice or photos of colour schemes they've chosen for their chamferboard upstairs rendered downstairs home?
23rd Dec 2011, 05:52 PM
There are a couple down the street from me and both are around the same colour (a creamy neutral) with white trim. Looks very nice. I wouldn't personally draw attention to the rendered parts.
So it is...
Weatherboard & render- same colour
Windows, above-window flashings & vertical pickets of the balustrading- white
Main balustrade poles and window sills- darker version of weatherboard colour or contrast entirely (eg a dark blue)
23rd Dec 2011, 10:40 PM
On modern built homes, you tend to see a different color for rendering than for the weatherboards. Rather than trying to pretend that you don't have half a rendered house you can make it a feature and use a contrasting color to the weatherboards. I've seen some nice color combinations in the Dulux exterior paint color brochure where they use three colors in different places.
24th Dec 2011, 09:21 AM
Agree that it looks good on a new house- but they aren't standard build-under post-wars. Architecturally a brick build-under is pretty nondescript and I don't really think that it is something that you should draw attention to, unless the rest of the house design is such that it would be pleasant to look at.
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