Exterior Paint Color Portfolio
The following is a small sample of the over 900 rendering projects. Click on the image to make it larger. I do not have a listing of the colors used in the projects below. If you are interested in obtaining the color name and code for any of the samples, please email me with the Project ID listed below the project name. There is a $20 research fee payable through Pay Pal or check. Also consider our paint color rendering service.
New Exterior Paint Colors Bring 1910 Classical Revival Back to Life
This circa 1910 Classic Revival home was painted pale colors. There was white on the columns and the body color on the rest of the trim – just a mess. That combined with a dull blue accenting in the wrong places made the house look dead. God only knows what that purple stripe is on the porch floor fascia.
Although dark colors were sometimes used historically, light trim is most appropriate for this style home.
When choosing colors there needs to be just the right amount of contrast. Black window sash gives this house the boldness it is designed to have.
Unfortunately the homeowner chose a pale yellow with white trim – not much different than the before photo. I tried but people don’t always listen. Sad for the house.
Scope of Work:
- Exterior paint colors.
- Major paint color placement corrections.
Color Placement Corrections on Multi-colored Victorian
Scope of Work:
- Exterior paint colors and color placement correction.
Color placement is most important and requires an understanding of the building’s architecture. As you see in the enlarged version, there are numerous colors placed in the wrong places.
One example of such is the porch ceiling. This may be difficult to see since it is shaded. The red porch ceiling and red porch soffit give the feeling that the ceiling extends past the porch through the architrave (the beam being held up by the columns) and is part of the soffit. The soffit is therefore disconnected from the architrave when is should be part of it. The porch ceiling should be a separate unit.
Additionally, the design of the house does not have the decorative features to support multiple colors. A more simple color scheme displays a more refined elegant look. Unfortunately a lot of people with Victorian homes get carried away trying to make them into a painted lady and badly fail.
Suggestions for future improvement:
- Homeowner plans to redo steps.