I drove by this neighborhood in Abbotsford a few weeks ago and stopped to photograph this row of homes.
What works about these colours is that they are not particularly trendy.
A trendy colour scheme would have included brown or gray.
There is nothing wrong with using ‘trendy’ colours for exterior, however what I’m pointing out here is that if you are looking for a more ‘timeless’ look, I would not recommend the current ‘trendy’ neutral.
I would choose a colour, combination of colours or combining colour with a neutral.
Notice how the trim and field colours alternate which creates a cohesive colour scheme on a row of homes that are essentially the same.
“Housing color should reflect demographics, geography and building type.”
I much prefer the brighter colours on this street – it would be wonderful if more cities embraced colour on exteriors! Notice all the white though which is lovely and crisp and very necessary with the clean colours!
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