Just soliciting your opinion if you think a house would look odd being the
same color (siding and trim) as a neighbors. What about same as neighbors
on both sides? I like a certain color scheme but it is very similar to many
others in this area.
Maybe a dumb question but I think there is some degree of asthetic value
when your house contrasts with one next door. This will be a house I'm
selling within the year.
I'd go with
Similar but not the same
If you live on the north side of the street go a shade darker
If you live on the south side of the street go a shade lighter
East side darker west side lighter
Since your selling Most will view your house late afternoon, evening
The Sun will be shinning on the north ,east side the curb side will look
Richer less washed out with a darker shade and the South, west side
curb side with a lighter shade will look brighter less gloomier
Depends. If the neighbor's house is bright pink or lavender, you'd be better
off being different.
Use similar, but slightly different colors or vary the trim theme. A house
down the street from me was re-painted a nice blue with ivory trim. The
window trim and shutters are the same color. If one or the other was
changed to something with a bit of contrast, it would look much nicer. Take
a look at the houses you want to emulate and perhaps add a splash of color
on the door or some trim pieces.
If you're selling within the year, pick some alternate that would make the house
look more distiguished than the neighbors, but blends in conservatively with
what's generally found in the neighborhood or area. Folks generally don't like
matching their neighbors, and you don't want a buyer thinking "I'll have to
paint the trim and shutters or something....".
If you were to stay longer in the house, I'd say heck with who it matches, do it
like you like, even if it happens to be the color scheme of your neighbors.
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