The difference between the Tuscan Brown Trend and The Colour Trend is this: one gave us more of a monochromatic feel (or a look not built around contrast) for our homes, while the latter is more about creating contrast.
It’s not that we decorated our homes without contrast but for lack of a better word, basically colours blended in together more.
Here’s what I mean by this:
MONOCHROMATIC During the Beige/Brown/Cream Trend, I specified a lot of trim that was dark. Sometimes I simply chose a darker colour than the main body colour.
Colours were more muted and dirty, and they just blended in together.
Here’s an example of what I just mentioned but in a current colour scheme (above).
There are many, many homes all over the country that look just like this one (above). Not a lot of contrast, all colours blending in together.
Nothing wrong with this by the way, it’s just what we were doing in the Tuscan Brown trend.
If you were building this house now, you might go for cream instead of brown (above)
Now that the Black/White/Grey/Colour Trend is here, a lot of trim is white or cream, which creates more contrast.
Colours are more crisp and clean, and again, there’s simply more contrast.
Light grey house with white trim and black shutters. A very trendy colour scheme.
And here’s a brown house with creamy trim.
So, if you are looking at your house and wondering what to do to make it feel more fresh? Simply painting the trim white or cream might just do the trick.
If you need to know which white or cream will work with your house, my exterior training will help you find the right one. Download it here.
Don’t you love the way I go out of my way to give you value in hopes that you won’t mind when the rest of it is a commercial for my fall courses? This is how I make a living after all!
And here it is:
As some of you know, I’m going to Italy in less than three weeks! Hooray! It’s really a dream come true to be able to go on this kind of vacation and not be in debt or stressed about how I’m going to pay for it.
How did I get to this place? By working really hard. I put in my 20,000 hours to figure out the system for getting colour right so that now I consult with clients all over the world every day.
Best of all, I’ve done all the legwork for you! It took me 10,000 hours to discover and master this system, but YOU can learn it in just three days!
AND I have a treat for you! When I’m away, some of my True Colour Experts will be stepping in with guest posts.
One of the things I asked them to write about was what they got out of my Specify Colour with Confidence course. And as they’ve sent in their posts, I’ve noticed an interesting theme.
Almost all of them are going to tell you about learning the art of comparison. My course has you working up close with a variety of granite, tile, and fabric samples, and when you know how to compare them all properly, you’ll be able to confidently chose the right colour.
It seems a little magical until you discover it for yourself in my three-day training.
And then, once you’ve got it, you can create as much magic as possible back home with your clients (and for yourself, too).
Through the art of comparison, you’ll discover how to explain to your clients WHY the colours you’re suggesting are correct. And this moves your business from one where you’re giving advice via your intuition vs. using your intuition to guide you to give the right advice and then at the same time, being able to explain why it’s right.
This builds trust, and the more your clients trust you, the better your (and their) experience of the entire job will be.
If you’d like to become the next True Colour Expert™ in your area register here.
If you would like help creating a beautiful and classic exterior, we have e-design exterior consultation packages available here.