Is Your House Comfortable in its Color?

March 18, 2013 § 4 Comments

LtGrShuttWherever I go I study house color, trim color, front doors, and overall curb appeal (it’s kind of an obsession). And this house (even with its imperfections) struck me today as a good example of a house that is comfortable in its skin.

The siding color is yellow but not too lemony and not too orange. Kind of pale but not too cream. Buttery but not too saturated. It’s just, in a word, perfect for this little house.

The trim is not white-white but an off-white without being too beige. A whiter white would look too crisp and a little too Cape Cod for this antique. Off-white gives the house an aged, relaxed, comfortable look. No face-lift needed here.

And the accent color, a soft weathered green with just a touch of blue is really not an accent color at all. Instead of interrupting the house color, like black shutters would, the green simply finishes the house like curtain panels finish a room.

The point is, these homeowners let their house speak to them when it was time to pick a house color palette and didn’t try to make the house into something it isn’t.

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§ 4 Responses to Is Your House Comfortable in its Color?

  • Frank Krakie says:

    What colors were used for body, trim and accents? Thanks

    • Barbara Meglis says:

      Hi Frank,
      I’m not sure since this was a “drive-by,” but here’s a guess:
      Beacon Hill Damask HC-2 (Ben Moore) — probably a little too green but close.
      Royal Silk trim (939)
      Nob Hill Sage shutters (450)

      The combination is soft and aged — but fresh enough to be appealing in any neighborhood.

  • Mary Lynn Hawkinson says:

    I love this combination of soft yellows and green. Can tell me what the paint colors are. My house is a larger Victorian
    Would this work for me? Also I have white trim. Would this work?

    • Barbara Meglis says:

      Hi Mary Lynn,

      Take a look at Ben Moore’s Beacon Hill Damask HC-2 with Sherwood Green HC-118 shutters. I think you’ll love the combo with your white trim.

      -Barbara
      Your Home & Color Coach

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