There were so many large windows on this house that I recommended painting the trim black. This repeated the already black railings and black roof.
I also suggested that the garage doors be painted to match the house (they are a darker gray-green than the house) so that they stopped being the focal point like they were in the before photo [below].
Would anyone like to guess when this house was re-painted? 7 years ago before the brown trend started! Had I picked the colours in the last few years, the client probably would have asked for some shade of brown!
By the way, this is the only time I would use a Colour Viewer to sample colours on your house. It’s fine to see what your house looks like with dramatic trim; however it will not show you how the colour changes the look of your house once the sun comes up!
Sometimes, if a client does not have a strong opinion of the colour they already want, this kind of house (with no existing stonework or any jumping off point) can be challenging. It’s when a client really needs help in making the final choice. People want to know WHY the colour they are choosing is the right one, and sometimes you have to walk through the entire colour wheel to eliminate the colours they don’t want in order to narrow down the colour that they will be happy with in the end.
If you would like to schedule an on-line Exterior Colour consultation please email me at [email protected] or call 604.318.9725.