Sidenote: If I worked for Ryan Homes, I would go through the neighborhood and take pictures of each house and then categorize them. These real-life examples should be uploaded to Corporate, or at least regionally, where the sales reps could show real life examples of the exterior colors. And give addresses if someone wanted to drive by and see it in different lights/times of day. This could also work for different Elevations for the homes… just saying! After all of this research, I’m tempted to create a log anyways!
We put new siding on our previous home and went with a light gray siding and black shutter combo. I was really opposed to repeating this in our new house because I wanted something fresh and new! So we looked at the color options and decided we wanted to go with Twilight Shadow as the primary color with Silver Mist as the accent and Pebblestone Clay as the shutters.
Examples of Twilight Shadow from another neighborhood in the area.
I was SUPER in love with this combo. We even had to pay a little more (I think it was a little over $1,000), but we were going to try to negotiate this when we put in our official offer. Unfortunately, the developer in our neighborhood does not allow the cottage color scheme (I think that's what it's called) and our SR offered it to us by accident. BUMMER!
So, we went back to the drawing board and really favored Graphite Gray since it was what we liked with our previous house (with the Irish Thistle as a close 2nd). Silver Mist is the accent siding option. The shutter/door options with Graphite Gray are:
· UAD - Black / Fiery Brown or color match to Tricorn Black
· UAE - Gray / Marooned or color match to Grizzle Gray
· UAF - Dark Navy / Outerspace or color match to Naval
· UED - Black / Roycroft Copper Red or color match to Tricorn Black
· UEE - Dark Berry / Marooned or color match to Raisin
· UEF - Red / Grizzle Grey or color match to Fiery Brown
Ultimately we decided on UEE - Dark Berry shutters with Raisin door. We drove through the neighborhood and a couple others in the area and really liked this combo in person. And it’s just slightly different than our previous house (which I feel a need to be different from).
Did you have trouble picking your exterior colors? Were you restricted based on the houses around you? What recommendations do you have for Ryan Homes to make this process easier?