Exteriors

Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

Shut the front door! Thinking about color.

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Reply

One of the most overlooked but easiest ways to bring a little pizzazz to your home’s exterior is to select a distinctive and inviting color for the front door. It adds personality, curb appeal and creates a welcoming focal point, much like a nice scarf or tie completes an outfit. Even the boxiest little “plain […]

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Light tan is not always “neutral” on exteriors

Light tan is not always “neutral” on exteriors

| March 26, 2013 | Reply

Exterior color is seen in the context of its surroundings. This Lyons home, perched high and visible on a hilltop, is surrounded by red rock and Ponderosa pine. When first built, a light ‘default neutral tan’ paint color was applied. Because of its light ‘value’ (light to dark scale), it contrasted too much with its […]

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Color makes a difference – adding curb appeal

Color makes a difference – adding curb appeal

| March 26, 2013 | Reply

We livened up the color palette for this exterior, creating warmth and distinctive personality. (The owners declined to have the front and garage doors painted. I would also suggest shutters for the upper left window.)

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“New” front door

“New” front door

| March 26, 2013 | Reply

The front door is painted and gorgeous! It’s so funny how such a little thing can help so much. I’ve wanted to do something with the door forever and painting it saved me a lot of money from buying a new one! This is all I needed. Thanks! Debby  Boulder, CO  

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