A charming seaside town

The Pacific Northwest is particularly beautiful in the summer and nowhere is more beautiful than the little seaside town of Port Townsend. Its history has decidedly Victorian roots, and holds the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark District. I have enjoyed the numerous jobs I have done in this little gem, both newer and older construction and have just been asked to design exterior colors for one of the older commercial buildings on its main street which follows the waterfront from one end of town to the other. A color designer never likes to be limited with colors and there is a catch to this job. I must use only approved “Port Townsend National Landmark Historic District” colors, comprising only thirty-odd colors. Don’t get me wrong, they’re nice colors, but really? I want the building to be distinctive so I’ll  use the colors in a combination that haven’t yet been used and suits the style and vintage of the architecture. While I ponder this please enjoy some of the reference photos I took of the buildings that wear these historic colors and I’ll show you my project when colors have been decided!


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~ by sandywenberg on July 14, 2014.

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