EXTERIOR COLOR – Work with what you’ve got!

I came across this small ranch whose trim & accents had recently been painted a warm gray. First of all, good job to the homeowner for choosing an accent color that pulled color in from the ROOF and the BRICK. This is a prime example of taking a FIXED element of your home like the roof, and PULLING that color down into your accents & trim. The roof is a BOSSY FIXED ELEMENT that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Same goes with the brick. The gray chosen for the trim & accents ties in nicely with the gray roof as well as the gray & black found in the brick & mortar. (The brick is comprised of blacks, grays, tans and reds)

My only wish to really give this home the finished look it deserves, would have been to paint the front entry door in a high gloss BLACK rather than the gray. The gray is “blehhhh”, yes it works, but it’s just o.k. Front entry doors are an opportunity to make a STATEMENT! “Hey look at me! Come on in”! It would have related well with the black bricks found in the body of the home. If budget would have allowed, black shutters on the skimpy windows would have augmented the look too. Otherwise, I give this homeowner a big shout out for a job well done on a budget!

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  1. You can find a color consultant to fit your needs whether you need just a few color ideas or an entire house palette. Ask your color consultant if they will create a custom color scheme or if they ll just offer a pre-coordinated palette that they have already created. A pre-made palette is great when you want a neutral color palette that is tried and true. If you re more creative, a consultant that will work with you to design a custom palette is probably your best choice. No matter what type of consultation you choose, you ll get several benefits of working with a color professional.  If you have been trying to come up with decorating and color ideas for your home, you ve probably spent several hours going over paint color fan decks and fabric swatches. If you re using Pinterest boards and online decorating inspiration, it can burn up a lot of time that you could be spending on more important things. Working with a color consultant can save you time because they have already researched the best color combinations for you. You won t have to pore over hundreds of colors because your consultant can narrow down your choices after just the first meeting. Having less color decisions to make saves you time and frustration. A typical color consultation will identify potential colors for you to sample or try out in your home. Then a follow-up meeting is scheduled to view the colors and make adjustments. A task that would take you several hours on your own is reduced to two or three meetings. 


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