Historic House Color Consulting
Completed Projects - Prairie Style
This 1950s Prairie Style, with a little Modern Bi-Level added home, had a major architectural element to consider when selecting the color scheme, The Winchester Granite with its distinctive color was a driving factor in the color selection process. An additional factor was the fact that the house was painted Barn red and the owners wanted to tone down the scheme. A warm gray was chosen for the body with the trim in a darker olive color. Mahogany sash and a Retro light Maple accent color rounded out the scheme.
Garage doors can be problematic when dealing with house colors. They often come off looking monolithic or just boring. In this case I suggested the lighter panels to enliven the view from the street.
The side of the house offers the best opportunity to illustrate the effect the new colors have on integrating the stonework into the house color scheme. I normally analyze between one and two dozen such factors before suggestions colors for a clients house. This procedure makes the colors selection process much less cumbersome for the homeowner.
Copyright 2004-2006: Robert Schweitzer. Last revised: October 5, 2006