I had previously blogged about my Foothill Ranch clients concept design and final design. This is where my client will be having his lawn killed and will be getting money for doing so. At this point in the project the architecture has been painted. When you are thinking about painting your house bear in mind that you should not go too dramatic (like painting the house orange) and you should not play it safe either.
I would suggest picking a house color that is completely different than the trim color and using the front door to add some pop. In this case the house has been painted a light gray because some of the ornamental grasses we are using have gray/green leaves. The trim, garage door and fascia is chocolate. The door and faux shutters are red which coordinates well with the existing brick. This client could have even painted the architecture a beige or a light yellow and it still would have worked.
This is the time to think outside the box and get creative. Don't just pick any color. Make sure that it works with everything else that you are doing in your landscape. Another tip is to have your house painted first before you redo the rest of the landscape. This way if any plants or grass get ruined it won't be a total loss since it was going to get replaced anyways.