How Bold House Colors Can Work

September 30, 2010 § 2 Comments

What is more refreshing than a creamsicle — that delicious pairing of tangy orange with smooth creamy vanilla! That’s just how I would describe these two houses — absolutely luscious!

Although we don’t often see orange as a house color, the addition of creamy gray-white either as trim color or as part of the  architecture makes the combo work. The result is warm and happy without going off the color charts of good taste.

The stucco example here is a house turned patisserie on the grounds of Versailles in France. The other example is a modern home, one of the creative designs by Victoria Mohar of MoharDesign in Somerville, Massachusetts. It is so refreshing to see creative color combinations that work and that push the house color envelope a bit.

If you’re introducing a bold color into your exterior color scheme, pair it with a well-respected neutral, like creamy vanilla. The result will be refreshment for your neighborhood.

§ 2 Responses to How Bold House Colors Can Work

  • Debra says:

    Hey Barbara – just wanted to thank you for the all the suggestions on my house colors, yes to match orange brick. We now have all the shutters painted BM Briarwood and it looks great. Gonna paint the trim with the Edgecomb Gray this weekend. Then we just wait on the roofers. I will send you pictures once completed. Thanks again for the awesome suggestions, We are loving the results. Very Grateful, Debra

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