Tudor tutoring

This was a house going on the market and the owner wanted it to show its best so was open to new colors for the exterior. The Tudor influence of the architecture gave it some character that I really wanted to capitalize on and wanted you to see the details. He didn’t want to have to paint the garage doors that were a creamy white unless necessary so I took my color cues from that and the soft rich tones of the used brick on the front of the house for the new color palette. I used a rich white similar to the garage doors for the stucco gables and a warm nutty brown for the trim which integrated with the brick tones and coordinated nicely with the natural stained entry doors. I chose a rich warm gray for the body color giving a subtle contrast of warm and cool colors without being loud. Generally speaking, neutral colors are advised for a home on the market and I kept the palette fairly neutral but now you really notice the Tudor details and the beautiful brick while coordinating the roof, entry door, garage doors and brick colors into one visual palette. I must say, I’m pretty pleased with the results…and better yet so is the owner!

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~ by sandywenberg on August 6, 2013.

One Response to “Tudor tutoring”

  1. What a lovely difference you made with those color choices- well done!

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