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Old Posted: 20-06-2009 , 09:42 PM #1
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Default ***what you think-colour bungalow-pics*****

I am VERY close to two small bugalows and sandwiched between em.
one is painted a pale yellow, a lovely colour indeed, the other a very harsh terracotta
i was thinking for mine which is in the middle a light lilac or purple, very pale and leaving the porch area white cos its beautiful wood and has already been that colour in a past life.
would this be a nice option?
any suggested gratefully received.
I cannot afford to make a mistake.

FRIEND SHOWED ME HOW TO PHOTOSHOP PLAIN COLOUR WITHOUT CONTOUR SHADING ONTO MY WEE 'HOOSE' I AM HOPING THAT CHRIS WILL BE ABLE TO PUT EM ON HERE. WAIT FOR IT! A VOTE IS NEEDED ON THIS ONE, I WILL TRY MORE COLOURS I THINK TOO.
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Old Posted: 21-06-2009 , 06:55 AM #2
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Hi Minnie,


take a picture from across the road of all three houses, load it onto your computer and paint your house with one of the many paint programmes.

This should give you an idea of what your house will look like.

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Old Posted: 21-06-2009 , 07:10 AM #3
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my twin said that last night and she knows nought about computers, i can do that, for sure.
thats a great idea actually, i never thought of it.
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Old Posted: 22-06-2009 , 11:53 AM #4
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I've always dreamed if I had a little bungalow that I'd paint it baby blue with yellow round the windows and door so it'd look like a little doll's house!!! That's just me.... a little cracked ;-)
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Old Posted: 28-06-2009 , 12:20 AM #5
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did you go to 'blooms' in the phoenix park? they had just such a colour scheme on one of their show gardens, cottage garden!
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Old Posted: 30-06-2009 , 08:30 PM #6
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No I didn't I'd love to have gone though. Mmm wish I had've copyrighted that idea!! Would love to have seen it in reality instead of just in my head.
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Old Posted: 30-06-2009 , 10:10 PM #7
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Hi Minnie pal, that sounds lovely to me!
I live in a row of seven terraced houses, the house on one side of mine is grey(yuk!) and on the other a dreadful dreadful murky dark brown!!!(even more yuk) Mine is painted a pale yellow but doesn't really improve overall look!!!

I have racked my head trying to think of a colour that i could paint mine that would improve the overall look and quite a few people have suggested a pale purple/lilac. since the suggestions, i have started looking round at house colour schemes, and have come to the conclusion that that pale purply lilac looks really well no matter whats beside it!!

Have a look round at other houses and their colours and see what you think

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Hope this helps,

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Old Posted: 30-06-2009 , 11:33 PM #8
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Hi Minnie pal,
Just noticed your post and i'm thinking Lilac/Purple for the exterior of a house Noooooooo Waaaay. I've seen it on a neighbour's house and it is not my cup of tea and other neighbours feel the same.
However, this is just my opinion and if you are spending a lot of money, it needs to be right! No offence meant by this comment. Fries suggestion sounds good.
Best of Luck with the work anyway. Regards, B.
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Old Posted: 30-06-2009 , 11:58 PM #9
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find a friend or photographer who uses photoshop and with that and a picture af all three houses you can change to any colour in seconds and to any shade
this is how they change the color on dresses in fashion mags
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Old Posted: 01-07-2009 , 10:21 AM #10
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Default hi minni pal

i've seen some of them did in pale yellow and the windows and patio done white...looks fab!

whatever you do, dont paint it PINK.
i remember coming through the country one time and seen this beattiful made house and dont know what the owner was thinking, because they painted it pink, bright baby pink...it took away from the house and made it look dowdy.

thats a great idea to upload and put the colour on your house to see what it looks like first.

wish i could do that room by room :-)

anyway, good luck with choosing your colour.
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Old Posted: 04-07-2009 , 07:57 PM #11
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great ideas now here! I am also 'officially' in said 'cottage'
i still like lilac but no it will NOT be pink! but when i sit in my still concrete patio i do not see lilac working at the back of the cottage. I am wondering if i actually could use the yard house wall to do a mural of some kind, whatever colour i think for it doesnt work in my brain for me and i am thinking to forget it for the moment.
the front seems far easier.
I do have photoshop and a friend who could actually show me how to use that to do what has been suggested here.
I am too tired right now to teach self!!!!
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Old Posted: 04-07-2009 , 08:40 PM #12
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hiya my house is a cottage which we extented to the back but still looked like a cottage but we have just painted it and all the dashing is white so we painted the capping and the window ledges a blue and my it brightened the whole house up and totally revamped the house.also the windows were wood so we primed ,undercoated them and then painted them with white gloss .some difference and the house looks alot bigger than it actually is.also painted my front door navy .i will put a put a pic up later to show you.
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Old Posted: 04-07-2009 , 09:52 PM #13
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Why not join the colours of the neighbours houses? Light lemon on the walls and not so dark terricotta on the capping and window sills?
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Old Posted: 05-07-2009 , 10:38 PM #14
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donno about that! Have to say we are not talking about a lot of WALL, its a 'borrower' or lilliputian pad!
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Old Posted: 05-07-2009 , 11:01 PM #15
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