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    Default What color to paint fascia ?

    Hey guys, i have just had my house re roofed in colourbond.
    I choose paperbark and my fascia is a mission brown at the moment, so is the front of the house, not sure what color to go with?

    what do you guys think ?

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    Community Moderator phild01's Avatar
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    Check the colorbond colours out. I would tend towards Manor Red, Deep Ocean, Ironstone or Woodland Grey.

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    I reckon it needs a light colour to cheer the place up. It looks,... well,... a bit sad at the moment, if you'll pardon me saying so. Mission brown tends to do that -- drags the feeling down (imho). Tastes vary, of course.

    If you're game to try a lighter colour, maybe experiment with something like "Flower Center" half-tint (that's a Dulux colour, but any decent paint shop can probably mix it. Make sure you get the "exterior" variant -- if they're different formulas).

    If your paint shop has a complete colour atlas (not just a "colour wall" which tend to be of little use), look through the subtle hues there and get some sample pots. Then you can experiment with half-tints and quarter-tints yourself. That's really the only way to achieve a happy result: find the right ballpark colour on small samples, then do a larger sample (e.g., a decent sized piece of 3mm mdf or whatever) so you can see what in looks like in the large.

    Sometimes shifting the hue a bit is better. Sometimes "dirtying it up/down" works better. (By "dirtying", I mean adding some ochre or whatever -- a comprehensive colour atlas would already show such variants).

    Adopting a good process (i.e., experimenting at length) is probably a wiser investment than any specific colour suggestions.

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    Senior Stinkologist Sir Stinkalot's Avatar
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    I agree with the points raised by Strangerep ...... a lighter colour could would help.
    Given the facade comes across as quite flat perhaps a slightly different tone for the timber cladding above the carport and the window frames.
    Painting (or at least finishing painting ) the fence would help to unify the look.

    Post some after photos when you are done.
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    Springwood NSW


    I would suggest painting it Paperbark to match your roof,this would help to "disappear "the fascia.

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