The owners of this house wanted to change the colours to be more cohesive with the darker mahogany stain on the fascia boards, front pillars and deck railings. They chose a darker brown body colour with a green undertone and a earthy green for the trim work, garage doors and patio doors.
When we stood back and looked at the house we were all in agreement that it looked far too busy. There’s a lot of windows and trim work and bars within the windows, the vertical stripes of the board and batten along with many other textures on the house. Your eye jumps all over the place not knowing what to look at.
We came up with a solution to create a calmer effect. There is more than enough trim detail so we painted all of the vertical corners the same as the body so that it visually disappears. It is particularly busy above the upper front balcony. We painted the window trim in the peak above the patio doors in the same colour as the body so that it fades away. Now you only see the contrast of the patio doors and their surrounding trim work.
In the before and after photos below you can see what a remarkable difference the new colour scheme has made. The owners are extremely happy with the new look and we are too!