05:28AM | 09/10/05
Member Since: 09/09/05
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I am building a large 4 car detached garage beside my existing house which already has a 3 car attached garage. The house is 2 story all brick (including the garage). The brick is a combination of red and darker orange shades, all trim,soffits and facia are white, roofshingles are a grey/black/red mix. The garage will have the same shingles,doors and aluminum trim. I am not sure about the siding colour for the garage. Should I be going with a contrasting color like a grey? Is it considered a "no no" to try to match the brick of the house with a similar color red siding? The new garage is approx.10 feet away from the exiting house. Any comments would be appreciated.


05:51PM | 09/25/05
Member Since: 09/24/05
7 lifetime posts
I'm not a designer or anything, but personally I've found contrasting or selecting a minor color in the other scheme to be easier than trying to match larger things exactly. Plus with the house being multi-tone, I don't think the garage would look that similar with a single tone of siding anyhow.

If it were me, I'd go with either white to match the house trim, or match it to the color of the mortar in between the bricks of the house if that's a different shade. Although the grey could also work nicely; I painted the livingroom of a rental I own a light greenish-grey, and it goes great with the red brick fireplace.

You might also want to put shrubbery by it matching the shrubbery by the house, or other similar styles of plants/pots/trellis against each.
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