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Would BM River Gorge Gray (house color) BMRustico (door) and BM Navajo White (trim) be a good combo with a light gray roof and black shutters? I am not a fan of blues. I would like to keep it neutral. Also tried Dry Sage but I didn't like it with the roof color. We were also considering BM Rockport, Frostine (trim) and Pomegranate. I would appreciate your thoughts.

Lovely home! Thanks so much for the photo -- it's a big help. I'll jump right into your questions.

Benjamin Moore River Gorge Gray is a deep khaki gray. It could be a great alternative to Benjamin Moore Dry Sage, as it's not as green. If you sample River Gorge Gray and find it too dark, then you could sample that adjacent color, Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs

Love the Rustique idea for your door, as well. Once you choose the colors for the body of your home, and for the trim, then it would be the best time to test door colors.

Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray is more gray than the other colors, but still has that nice neutral green undertone to it that is perfect for the style of your home. Once you sample it you will be able to see if it works with the roof. The trim color, Benjamin Moore Frostine, may also be a good choice.

For the Rockport Gray/Frostine scheme you've envisioned, I'm not sure about the Benjamin Moore Pomegranate with those colors; It does read as a blue/red and can appear fucsia. You would definitely want to sample that color after choosing your house color. Benjamin Moore Rustique could also work with Rockport Gray/Frostine.

Another color that I love for front doors is Benjamin Moore Dinner Party AF-300

And for a true red, Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290

I hope this is helpful to you as you sample colors for your new exterior paint scheme.


Hi Diana,
Thank you for your suggestions! I agree and have eliminated the Pomegranate door color. Currently, we have Sea Gull Gray, a color I have always liked but my husband would like to go darker than this. We tried the River Gorge Gray with Navajoy trim on our shed but I wasn't to crazy about it. I guess I was always attracted to the gray house, red door, white trim look. This process has been very challenging to say the least! I did like the Rockport Gray on a sample we did on our house but my husband thinks it looks like what we have. How would you compare the two (Sea Gull vs Rockport)? Also would the Rustique look OK with the brick stairs? I will try the Northern Cliffs and the door colors as well. I am assuming they all complement each otherwith the Frostine trim....unless you think otherwise. Once again, thank you for all your time and consideration.

Hello again,

Thanks for your reply! Rockport Gray appears slightly darker than Seagull Gray, and has a bit more of a dark khaki to it. Rockport Gray and Northern Cliffs are both a wonderful way to have the gray look you love, but changing things up slightly form what you have now. The Benjamin Moore Rustique should work well with your brickwork, as bricks usually have a range of colors, and though bricks can actually be more pinkish than what is often called a brick color, there should be enough variation that a warm red would be fine. Of course you'll test the colors to be sure.

The Benjamin Moore Frostine would work with the color combinations you're considering. Once you choose the body color, everything else will fall into place. I can't wait to see photos of your final choices.


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