Historic Colors Consulting
Upright & Wing Victorian Home, built in 1887, Delhi, New York
Any house that is primarily masonry offers a special challenge. All the colors employed on the trim need to work perfectly with the brick color. The testing instructions I’ve developed allowed the homeowners to view the various color options against the brick in a variety of light conditions so that they could select just right ones. They keywords for their color scheme were to be “timeless and elegant with a touch of whimsy.”
“What more can I say....’I LOVE MY FRONT DOOR!’
It is just perfect! We are very pleased and hope we
don't freak out the painter when we hand him the color maps.
It will be good for him!” Color placement maps are your final product, they supply specific instructions to your painter about specifically what colors go were on the various house facades and architectural details. These maps can save you money as they will render unnecessary the need for any "change orders" to the painter which is usually an extra cost item.
Out buildings colored in appropriate colors can add a great deal of the visual
appeal of your property. This example employed the trim colors of the house
with red body color to emulate the brick of the main house. Out building color
assistance is available for a slight extra charge when you sign up to be a client.
Copyright 2002 - 2006: Robert Schweitzer. Last revised: October 5, 2006