How to choose house colours ?
The effect of a colour depends basically on its environment. A colour considered separately can lose all its charm by an unfavorable contrast.
Choosing a paint color becomes even more baffling when you consider that most homes use at least three different shades - one for the front and two or more for trim and accents such as doors, railings and window sashes.
A well-chosen selection of contrasting trim and accent paint colors can draw attention to architectural details and disguise design flaws. A poor selection can make a house seem flat and featureless -- Or so garish that the color overwhelms the architecture.