Using Surfmist as a Trim Colour

Selecting colours for an exterior scheme can be tricky, mainly due to people not getting the tone quite right.   Colours perform so differently outside to inside and we often don't take into account quite how much impact the sun has on an exterior colour palette.  Colorbond Surfmist sometimes gets a bad rap however, let me show you why using Surfmist as a trim colour can be a good idea.

How Surfmist fits into the Colorbond range

Surfmist is in the high reflective range of the Colorbond colours.  You certainly wouldn't want to go lighter than this for a roof.  In fact many local councils won't even allow Surfmist as they say it produces too much reflective glare for neighboring properties.

I do understand though when people want to use Colorbond for their gutters and facias but also want a very crisp white trim.  I would never recommend having gutters any lighter than Surfmist as they simply become too grubby too quickly.  However, if you do want a crisper white for the facia, you can consider using powdercoated metal or a classic timber board that can be painted.

Before going to these lengths though, I think that you should look at the main colour of your house to see whether Surfmist suits as a trim colour for your home.

Using Colorbond Surfmist as a white trim

The house above has Colorbond Surfmist facia, posts, windows and balustrades.

Which colours to use Surfmist with

A current trend, particularly for coastal homes, is to use a white on the weatherboards.  I always recommend using a white that has some depth so that the house doesn't look too dirty too soon.  I prefer a less reflective white for weatherboards and render too.

This means that if you want some contrast for your trim that you need to use a crisp white.  I've written a lot about this in Why I like a crisp white trim.

However, if you are using a darker colour on your house – not a pale grey or white – then it makes sense to consider using Surfmist for all the trim.  You often only see the underlying colour in a white or grey when you place it next to another white or grey.  Therefore if you have a lighter tone and you want to highlight the contrast you would have to use a crisp white trim.  But if you have a darker tone, you can get away with using Surfmist as the contrast is such that it will end up looking white.

Using Surfmist as a white trim

The above house has Surfmist facias, posts, windows and balustrades with a slightly darker garage door in Colorbond Windspray.

The benefits to using Surfmist as a trim colour

If you do have a light wall with a crisp white trim you should consider using a lighter white garage door which some manufacturers will make for you.  This is in response to the trend for lighter exteriors.  Generally though, I prefer either a little contrast with the garage or a Surfmist door because again this is a large expanse of metal which is very reflective and difficult to keep looking good.

The thing is though if you have a Surfmist garage door, this can be at odds with other white trim.  Therefore if you use Surfmist for all of your trim – balustrades, posts, facia etc. then the garage door will simply look white.

The same principles apply with whites indoors.  It is not until you introduce two whites into a room that you can see the underlying colour and amount of grey in each one of them.

I believe that using Surfmist can be a huge benefit as you have what looks to be a nice fresh white trim and garage but without the glare factor and the maintenance of crisp whites.

Using Surfmist as a trim colour

The house above has a Colorbond Surfmist roof, gutter and facia, windows, garage door and the posts and rafters painted to match.  To all intents and purposes, this looks like a fresh white because there isn't another white introduced into the scheme.

The house below has a Shale Grey roof and gutter with Surfmist facia, posts and balustrades.

Using Surfmist as a trim colour

Don't forget to consider the Colorbond finish

Colorbond Steel has now introduced a matt finish in some of their most popular colours, including Surfmist.  I am a fan of matt finishes and this would therefore be my choice.  I like the less reflective look, particularly for garage doors.  Matt finishes absorb more light and are therefore slightly darker than a satin or gloss finish which you need to bear in mind when you are specifying Colorbond on your house.  Always compare the two finishes to decide which look is right for you.

Surfmist windows

I just wanted to say one thing about powdercoated Surfmist coloured windows and doors.  I really like this colour from the outside and as explained above I think that the trim colours work well when they are all the same white.  Having said that, the windows and doors may be one area where you would want to use a fresher white.  Clearly, the powdercoated colour that you see outside is what you will have inside.  (Unless you pay a huge premium for a style of window that can have different colours).

Therefore before making any final decisions you must consider whether you like this colour for your interior decorating.  Outside, Surfmist looks just white.  However inside you can see the underlying grey.  I don't think this is a big issue but if you want a very white interior this may not suit your style.

Clearly if you are installing timber windows they can be painted different whites outside and inside.

Using Surfmist as a Trim Colour

I have lots more advice in my FREE Resource Library, including a comprehensive Exteriors checklist for you to use when planning your new home or renovation.  You can download it free here.

I also have an online colour consultation service.  With a range of packages to help you with your important colour decisions.  More information is here.

You may also be interested in my post on How to select roofs, gutters & facias and My guide to painting eaves

59 thoughts on “Using Surfmist as a Trim Colour

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    Jan Jenkins-Smith says:

    Thank you so much for this post. We are building a farmhouse with a high pitched Basalt colorbond roof with 3 dormers in the front and 2 at the back. The house cladding will be himalayan teak sandstone (with a wide covered veranda all around the house). I’m struggling with the dormer colours. The windows and bi folding doors are all aluminium which looks like a jarrah coloured timber. These will be on the front of the dormers and I’m thinking Surfmist on the rest of the dormers, which is why I was so delighted to see your article just now. However I’m worried at having the gables and rest of dormers the same Surfmist colour as gables are usually a different colour to the rest of the dormer. So I’m thinking either Surfmist Gables and eaves with Shale Grey around the window and sides of dormer OR Surfmist Gables and eaves with Dune around the window and sides of dormer. Roof on top of dormers being Basalt. I would absolutely love to get your thoughts on this… should I do the two colours or just keep it all Surfmist…. ? Thanks so much, Jan

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Jan I had to read through your note a couple of times to try to visualise the house. My feeling is to just have Surfmist – I wouldn’t introduce Dune or Shale Grey as I don’t think this will work with the Basalt/Surfmist. It’s difficult to say without seeing the house – it sounds gorgeous. Samantha

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    Monique says:

    Hi Samantha, love your blog! This article has been super useful. We have a ‘classic’ 70’s house with 2 brick colours of brown and orange. We’ve recently replaced the gutters and fascia and chose Woodland grey. We also have a new Surfmist balustrade. We’ll replace the windows with Surfmist as well. What we can’t decide on is a light to mid-tone grey or greige that will work with these colours – do you know the colour that has been used in the second photo – the one with the Windspray garage. Do you think that would work? Any other suggestions would be most appreciated…Thanks so much!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Monique glad you are enjoying the blog! This house is painted in Dulux Maraetai Quarter on the render and Dulux Platinum Class for the weatherboards. The house is shaded in the image so will look much lighter in sunlight. The greys have a slight blue undertone but will work with Surfmist and Woodland Grey – Woodland Grey is one of those colours that everything seems to work with! Do try out large samples first though because all houses/aspect are different and what works on one doesn’t always translate. Good luck Samantha

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    Angela Procter says:

    Hello Samantha

    We are really stuck on our house- we have just painted our front Wallaby. We have a black roof, gutters and fascia. The gables are a red ‘wood look’ and so is our roller door. We are considering Surfmist for the gables, gutters and fascia but are unsure if it will be to much as the Wallaby is quite dark. Any help would be great! Thanks so much

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Angela The Surfmist will provide a strong contrast but will also give the house a nice fresh lift. Perhaps if you are concerned it will be too much, you could keep the gutters in black to match the roof and then just have the facia and gables in Surfmist. Don’t forget to consider the windows and doors too as this may make a difference too. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Kristie Whitehead says:

    Hi Samantha
    I am about to repaint a beach house cladding. We have to work with a colorbond windspray garage surround and fascia, then surfmist roof, gutters, garage door and downpipes.
    The current colour of the cladding is a mustard yellow!!
    I am thinking of a colour in-between the windspray and surfmist, maybe shale grey?? do you have any other suggestions? the house gets a lot of morning sun! I think the existing windows are just aluminium white frames.
    Thanks for any kind of help!!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Kristie Shale Grey would certainly work with this colour scheme – it’s a classic coastal look. Good luck Samantha

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    Giulia Pinto says:

    Hi Samantha,
    I love the colour scheme of the house in this page with the surfmist garage. I’d love to know the colour used to paint the weatherboard as it will suit my house project. Thank you very much!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Giulia This colour is no longer available but you will get a similar effect with Dulux Beige Filter. Try a sample pot first though to check that you like the effect as it will look different in other locations. Good luck Samantha

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    Fiona and Ben says:

    Hey,
    First of all a big thank you for sharing your wisdom, we have been learning so much from your blog.
    Just looking for a simple clarification from an expert. Would surfmist roof and trims go with a dune or shale grey render? Also is it okay to tranistion to a cooler grey for our interiors with white trims?

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Fiona and Ben glad you are finding the blog a good resource! You can certainly use Surfmist roof and trim with either Shale Grey for a cooler look or Dune for a warmer tone. You can transition from a warm grey to a cool grey inside but just consider if you have any areas that are linked or flow from inside to outside and if so how the walls will relate to each other. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Karen says:

    Hi Samantha
    I’ve been reading your blog and it has been so helpful to us as we’re building our house…thank you! Our house will be by the coast in Tasmania, where the roof will be Colourbond Deep Ocean, and the walls will be Dune. Both garage roller doors will be Deep Ocean. We can’t decide if our windows and sliding doors should be Surfmist or White. We really appreciate your thoughts, suggestions and help. Thanks heaps!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Karen It really depends on how much contrast that you want to see. I like Surfmist as an exterior trim colour but you don’t see so much contrast with Dune as you would with a pure white. However there will be some contrast. You also need to think about how you want to decorate inside as the white that you have for your windows will play a role there too. My feeling would be to opt for Surfmist but you must think about the overall contrast you would like to see. Hope this helps and that you love your new home. Samantha

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    Melissa says:

    Hi Samantha,

    Thank you so much for your blog. It has really put some clarity and reassurance for our colours we have chosen for our current new home build. We had to change a few colours along the way and recently have now confirmed our colours.
    We are building a one storey (Hamptons style) home, bottom quarter is render (Dulux Beige Royal Full strength) the rest of the facade is weatherboard. Originally the weatherboard was Dulux Beige Royal Half however we changed the weatherboard colour to also the Beige Royal (full strength) just so the fascia/gutters/garage door and porch post which are Surfmist can look more ‘white’ as there would be more of a contrast this way.

    We were worried about the Beige Royal Half looking too similar in colour (slightly) to the Surfmist and to create more of a contrast and make the Surfmist look more white, we deiced to change the weatherboard to Beige Royal (full strength).

    Hopefully going the full strength for the render and weatherboard doesn’t make the house too dark!

    We would appreciate any of your thoughts and suggestions.

    Thanks heaps 🙂
    Melissa.

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Melissa There really isn’t much difference between Beige Royal half and full strength outside, particularly with weatherboards which has a shadow line too so I think that you are right to just paint it all the one colour – the weatherboards will appear different with that shadow line. Surfmist is only slightly lighter than Beige Royal so it will depend on how much sunlight that your house gets as to how much contrast you will see. I think the overall look will be lovely though – there just may not be a huge contrast. Paint up large boards of both and place them next to each other on the front aspect of where your new home will be to give you an idea. Good luck and I hope you love your new home. Samantha

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    Josie Western says:

    I am so pleased I found this blog, thank you. We have painted our house Surfmist and it looks so grey. We have a ‘feature corner’ section (light blue/grey) which is perhaps helping making it look more grey than white. What colour would you recommend to paint the feature corner to make the Surfmist look more white? (Cheaper to repaint the corner vs rest of home!)….many thanks…Josie

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Josie I think you need a darker colour on the feature which will make the surfmist look more white. A dark blue/grey could help to make the rest of the walls pop and appear more white. Perhaps try with a large board painted a darker blue/grey – perhaps something like Dulux Oolong – and place it next to the Surfmist walls to see if you like the effect. Hope this helps Samantha

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        Josie says:

        In todays light the Surfmist looked really creamy (which we disliked more than it looking grey), so thank you, we tried out a sample pot of Oolong & it worked a treat to make the Surfmist looked whiter – and – we love the colour! 🙏

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    Lily says:

    HI Samantha,

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom – I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. We are building a two story house. Roof, gutter and fascia will be woodland grey, bricks are PGH Volcanic Smooth. Window trimming and garage door (which will be sectional) will be surfmist. Will this work? Internal paint is taubman’s low sheen Marble Mist NH57, will this work with surfmist? Skirting and architraves will be crisp white.

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanking you in advance!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Lily Your outside scheme sounds very classic and should work well. In terms of Marble Mist – this will work with Surfmist and crisp white. Taubmans Marble Mist has a warm slightly pink undertone and is a similar depth to Surfmist – with the Taubmans Crisp White in between this will be fine. Hope you love your new house. Samantha

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    Abby Miller says:

    Hi Samantha
    Your blog is fantastic and I’m loving all your answers. It’s so good to see I’m not the only one who is having trouble with colours. We are building a house our of Limestone and there can be a lot of variation in the bricks. I am not a huge fan of dark windows so I was thinking of going with surfmist for Windows, fascia and downpours. I’m struggling to dr ide between Woodland grey or Basalt for the roof and gutters. Any advice would be much appreciated. I also not sure if we should go the garage door the same colour as the roof or do surfmist too…
    Internally what white would you suggest to go with surfmist windows? We will have white plantation shutters and I was planning to do white on white but now I’m not sure.
    I’m so sorry for all the questions. I’m so overwhelmed and my builder said he needs answers this week. Initially he told me I had a good month to decide.
    Regards
    Abby

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    Lesley says:

    Hi Samantha.
    Hoping you can help. We are building our retirement home (low set rendered home) and looking for grey tones. We have chosen (at this stage) Colorbond basalt roof and gutters with surfmist fascias. For the walls we are looking at Winter Fog and basalt for the roller door. We thought we could also use surfmist on the 2 entry pillars. Haven’t really been able to come up with the front door colour and also whether to have a different colour for the small porch at entry. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Lesley Its’s difficult to say without seeing the elevations of your new home but I think if you are using Surfmist for the entry pillars that this may be enough of a contrast rather than introducing another colour for the porch too. Concentrate on making the door stand out – I think Surfmist could work to tie in the fascia and pillars? Hope this helps Samantha

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    Bev Brown says:

    Hi Samantha
    Thank you for sharing. We are painting our house in Dulux Miller Mood and we have black window frames , white plantation shutters black gutters .Do you think surfmist would work for garage door and fascia or something like a bluestone which is the driveway colour? Many thanks Bev

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Bev A Surfmist garage door will work with Dulux Miller Mood – this has a blue undertone. It really depends whether you want to add some lightness to the house or keep it with all darker trim – ie black. My feeling as you are having white plantation shutters is to go with the Surfmist. Good luck Samantha

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    Charmaine says:

    Hi Samantha, please can you assist, we are building a Hamptons Style house and looking at very light coastal colours. I am a bit stuck and not sure what colours to go with – Taubans is the only paint our builder uses.
    We are looking at the following colour scheme – June fog with Shale grey roof and surfmist eaves, gutters potentially shale grey ? facia sufmist. Also liked the sufmist as the colour for the house. Oh so stuck !! Your advise will be greatly appreciated

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Charmaine these colours work well together and will keep the house very light and airy. You should paint up large samples of June Fog and Surfmist to see whether you prefer the grey of June Fog or the slightly darker warmer white of Surfmist. Both will appear very white in the sunlight. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Jody says:

    Hi there,
    We are building a two storey home with beach views. Its all light weight. So we are thinking shale grey weatherboard and rendered posts. Colour bond skillion roof which we thinking of having deep ocean and then surf mist window trims, facisa etc. We are having a large timber front door. Do you think these cokours will go nice together? Thanks.

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    Deb says:

    Hi, I love your post on use of surfmist. I’m really stuck on deciding what “white” to use on our weatherboards. We want an “all white” house. Obviously colourblind surfmist is our roof but what do you suggest for weatherboard colour? It’s been suggested I use Lexicon. I just really don’t want the surfmist roof to then look grey/cream of I chose wrong white on boards!
    Any suggestions appreciated. TIA, Deb

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Deb Dulux Lexicon is a blue white but it really depends how this will interact with the Surfmist. You have to think about the style of your roof and how much of it you see. Some roofs you don’t see much at all. Test out a large sample of Lexicon to see if you like it. It is a lovely crisp exterior white. Then consider the style of your roof and put the two samples together to see what you think. Good luck Samantha

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    Rhen says:

    Hi Samantha,

    I am hoping you could shed some light for me. We are currently building a 1 story hampton inspired home. Render and weather boards are going to be painted with Dulux Miller Mood, Roof,Fascia,Gutter and Roller door would be Colorbond Shayle grey. we also would have some post,gables and decorative vent which would be painted in Dulux Vivid white. What do you think of this colour scheme? she we have gone for a Surfmist Fascia or leave it as is? Thank you in advance.

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Rhen I think that the white accents that you are introducing will lift the house nicely. I would leave it as it is rather than introducing Surfmist to the scheme. Hope you love your new home. Samantha

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    Anna says:

    Hi Samantha
    Finding your blog has been a god send! We are first time builders with no colour/styling sense. Our home will have surfmist roof, gutters and fascia and garage door. Our windows are pearl white and looking to do my boards and render Dulux Bleaches. My builder is suggesting surfmist for all the trims as well. There will be 3 posts and a balustrade on the second story deck facing the front. I am worried that surfmist on the window frames would look too creamy against the white, and thought they should be a true white , like vivd white and carry that through on the balustrade and support posts. Would vivid white posts look too different to the surfmist on the roof?? Thank you for any help in advance.

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Anna You’re right, Dulux Bleaches is a very similar tonal strength to Surfmist so you won’t see a lot of difference. If you want the contrast you should use Pearl White on the windows and a crisp white like Vivid White for the posts and balustrades if they are painted – Pearl White if powdercoated. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Dean says:

    Hi Samantha,
    Such a great thing you do in helping so many people with your wealth of experience.
    Iam building a single story home close to the beach, Iam thinking of having surf mist roof facia and gutters with a more crisp white for the window frames and the central gable weather board feature in the centre roof peak.The other two roof peaks have no feature.
    The design guide lines in the area state I need two tone render combination on the front of the home what would you suggest to keep the light beachy feel ?
    Was considering a surf mist garage door as well.
    As you can tell this is not my forte and I don’t want to spoil the look of the home with too many colors or too much of one.
    Your incite would be hugely appreciated

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Dean you should decide whether you like the idea of neutral sand/beige tones, cool greys or warm greys as this will give you a starting point. In these developments where they have design guidelines you should be able to find out the colours of the houses in the estate/area from the Council Development approvals. They will list the colours that have been approved on houses and then you can drive around and see houses that you like and hopefully be able to find out which colours have been used. So first decide if you like greys or softer beige tones and whether you prefer crisper cool blue based greys or warmer purple/brown greys. Remember when looking at colours that you need to leave quite a large gap in between them to see a contrast. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Adam says:

    Hi Sam. This is exactly what i was discussing today with my wife. We have a cladded exterior of our new house in ironstone with surf mist gutters/roof . The window frames are pearl white while the garage door is 6 metre wide. We are considering surf mist for the frames and garage door. However when painted on the trim with a more neutral white we tend to lean more towards the neutral white (similar to the pearl white), as the frames pops more. However you don’t want to make the garage too white as this could be too bright.

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    Kieran says:

    Hi thanks for your wisdom, me and my partner are going a hamptons style house with colourblind surfmist roof gutters facial and eves and also doing the whole exterior surfmist with windows frames and door to much is this going to be to much surfmist would a half strength surfmist on the render be better?

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Kieran There’s nothing wrong with doing the entire house in one colour as they will all read slightly differently. The sun on the Surfmist roof will make it look very different to the same colour painted on the wall and eaves become twice as dark when a colour is horizontal so you will have some natural shadow etc. to create some contrast. You could experiment with a lighter shade of Surfmist for the walls but you can also just keep it simple. I do like to see a little contrast so you might consider a timber or coloured front door? Hope this helps Samantha

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    Carlie says:

    Hi Samantha! Your blog is AMAZING! We’ve made the mistake of ordering surfmist windows (and have surfmist roof, gutters garage). I really wanted white but that’s no longer an option. Do you have any colour suggestions that go well with surfmist windows? I’m open to ALL colours, we’re going for a cool coastal theme. Thanks so much!

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Carlie presumably you wanted white windows to have more of a contrast so you might like to consider something like Dulux Lyttleton as this is a neutral cool grey. If you have weatherboards, you can get away with a soft blue too but it makes such a difference if your house has render and then you need to stick with more of a neutral. Hope this has helped. Thanks Samantha

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    Anna says:

    Hi I have a high block house hardy plank on dark brick base currently painted windspray on the hardy plank , surf mist gutters eves and rails on the veranders and monument roller doors. The front of the house gets the afternoon sun and the windspray has faded, not sure whether to repaint same colour or change it, I need help as not good with colours. Also getting a new roof what colour would you suggest?

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Anna this is a scheme that works so you could stick with it. For your roof you need to consider whether you want a light or dark roof and perhaps use more Windspray or it might be nice to use Monument to tie in your garages. It is very difficult for me to say without seeing the house and how it all comes together though. Thanks Samantha

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    Nat Nettle says:

    Hi there! Would love some advice. Building a home with surfmist colourbond roof, fascia, guttering. Looking for a pale grey house colour, and I’m stumped! Also deciding on a contrast darker grey for front door and garage door? Any advice will be appreciated. Windows will be white

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Nat There are so many different greys that you should read my post on How to select the right grey for your exterior. https://www.makingyourhomebeautiful.com/select-right-grey-exterior/

      If your garage door is Colorbond then you are limited with darker greys – Basalt is a blue based grey, Windspray is lighter and a mix of green/blue/grey or Wallaby is a warm grey. So you need to decide whether you want a cool or warm grey. The substrate makes a difference too – weatherboards will carry many greys more successfully than flat render. So it’s difficult to say as there are many variables but perhaps start with reading that post and really think about the cool/warm options of the colorbond colours and work from there. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Paul says:

    Hi Samantha

    We are going through colour selection at the moment and currently have cotton sheets white for the weatherboard with pearl white windows and monument roof. We also have a surfmist fascia, trim and garage. I’m worried that it will just look grey against the cottonsheet white weatherboards. We do have an option for a bright white garage and trim, but just not sure what to do. Everything just looks white! Any recommendation would be fantastic.

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Paul you will see the difference between the Taubmans Cotton Sheets and the Surfmist garage door as Cotton Sheets is a very bright white outside. You might like to have a crisp white trim to match your windows and then a different garage door colour – perhaps even Monument or a timber door if you are worried about it all being too white. You could also have a colour for your front door or a timber one etc. to break up the facade. Hope this helps Samantha

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    Hayley says:

    Hi Samantha,

    We are building in underneath our post war Queensland home. We currently have a Pale Eucalypt roof and will be painting the gutters Surfmist. We are wanting to paint the entire exterior white, however we don’t want it to look too clinical, bright white or to cream. Would love your opinion on what white would work with Pale Eucalypt Roof and Surfmist gutters?

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Hayley You should look at Dulux Grey Reflection which has a very slight green undertone – just try a sample and see what you think? Good luck Samantha

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    Kerri says:

    Hi Samantha,
    We are currently renovating and have just installed Surfmist windows and sliding doors and have spotted gum flooring. I’m just wondering what white colour/s you would suggest for the internal walls and gabled ceiling as I want to avoid the window trim from looking “dirty”. We are in a coastal location.

    I find your articles of enormous interest and help. Thank you

    • Samantha Bacon
      Samantha Bacon says:

      Hi Kerri Glad you are finding the articles helpful! I like Dulux White Verdict Quarter with Spotted Gum flooring – it is nice and fresh but not too bright and it is very neutral. Perhaps try a sample of that to see what you think? Samantha

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    Vicky Missiakos says:

    Hello, We are painting our weekender. we are using shale grey for walls, garage doors will be windspray and gutters surfmist. what colour shall i use for the roof. thank you

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