A Craftsman country estate gets authentic colors

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This is a beautiful Craftsman home on acreage nestled in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley’s wine and wheat country.  I liked its sense of place  the moment I set foot on it and knew it could be stunning if the exterior was returned to the authentic rich, earthy colors from the Craftsman era when the house was built. The owners have done some impressive interior remodels over the years they have owned it and decided it was time to tackle new exterior colors. They very graciously gave me a tour of the home before we started discussing colors and they informed me they aren’t the least bit bold where color is concerned!  They were very open to the authentic Craftsman period colors I presented them and after careful consideration, decided on 3 colors that coordinated well with the interior of the home and outbuildings on the land. Here you can see how it went from a cold gray to a rich warm Craftsman gray with a warm brown ‘saddle leather’ on the upper gables and a rich, creamy ‘vellum’ on all the windows, fascias and trims. The wood stain on the exterior doors coordinates with the warm brown of the gables, tying all the colors together well. I think the house now looks like it belongs in these colors and it will look beautiful for years to come.

~ by sandywenberg on September 23, 2010.

One Response to “A Craftsman country estate gets authentic colors”

  1. I love this- such a powerful, warm & inviting change. Great work!


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