Please help choose exterior paint on difficult house

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Please help choose exterior paint on difficult house. I know its a strange front entrance but budget does not allow me to move it so we are doing landscaping and painting.

I hate yellow but I cannot figure another color to go with all this orange brick/roof

Go with the same color as the upper part. It will tie the house together and ground it better. If you really don't want to paint it the exact same color, still go with yellow but with a darker shade, as darker colors ground the house better. You are right - the front of that house is horrible - but the big problem is that the mini-roof breaks the facade, and the facade blends with the mini roof. Take it the same color as the top and the mini-roof then becomes the break it was meant to be. Also, you need to seriously tame those bushes. The one on the left is horribly out of balance with the house and the two on the right are too tall and too far apart. Plant something in between to join them together and either remove or seriously shorten the one on the left. 

I had someone from another website crop a bunch of colors in and you're right the only one that looks good was yellow. That's what we will go with. that is an old picture the Landscaping has changed we already removed those bushes and the beds in the front are being completely redone along with the front step walkway

Originally itposted by @JD Martin :

Go with the same color as the upper part. It will tie the house together and ground it better. If you really don't want to paint it the exact same color, still go with yellow but with a darker shade, as darker colors ground the house better. You are right - the front of that house is horrible - but the big problem is that the mini-roof breaks the facade, and the facade blends with the mini roof. Take it the same color as the top and the mini-roof then becomes the break it was meant to be. Also, you need to seriously tame those bushes. The one on the left is horribly out of balance with the house and the two on the right are too tall and too far apart. Plant something in between to join them together and either remove or seriously shorten the one on the left.