If you are looking to freshen up a space, paint is one of the easiest and most visually impactful ways to freshen up a home. On today’s blog we have two examples of updated exteriors: a timeless color pairing at our design studio and a bubbly color scheme at a historic Clarksville home. There are so many paint and shades available today, so we know the process can be overwhelming. Let us help make the process easier. Our team is skilled at narrowing down your options and helping you pick paints that are not only timeless, but will fit the style of your home and of the neighborhood. We even have a “Certified True Color Expert”™ on our team. This certification program provides industry honed insight into specifying interior and exterior colors. If you need more exterior inspiration, here are some photos of our recent exterior paint projects.
A Classic Bungalow
At the beginning of the month, we decided our office bungalow needed an update and a fresh coat of paint. Before we had a classic color scheme, but it was definitely time for an update as our paint was looking a little weathered and drab. We wanted to go with a more sophisticated look by using black and white to create and sharp contrast. Here is a before photo.
The new colors are now very similar to our branding, logo, and store signage. For the body of the bungalow, we used Sherwin Williams Alabaster. This is a creamy, warm white that isn’t too bright. For the trim we used Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. Tricorn Black is the perfect saturated black that looks beautiful if you are ready to make a bold statement.
Our front door remained the same color, just with a fresh coat. Your front door is a great place to step out of the box and go with a color. Ours is a soft blue/green (Farrow & Ball Green Blue) – one of our favorite shades to use in interiors.
We used Tricorn Black on our front railing and ramp for consistency. It also has texture and grip so that it is not so slick during rainy or freezing weather conditions.
A Charismatic Clarksville Home
To give you another example of how an exterior can be transformed, we recently worked with a young couple in historic Clarksville. With lots of chipped paint and cracking, this 100 year old home was in need of a paint refresh. They wanted to keep with the style of their funky neighborhood, while still trying to achieve a timeless look.
We went with Farrow & Ball’s Borrowed Light, a pale and illuminating blue. The painters color matched this paint to Benjamin Moore’s Glass Slipper. With the scale of the house we wanted to go with a color that wouldn’t be too powerful, but still have plenty of curb appeal. Glass Slipper is a lovely blue that takes on shades of green and gray in different lighting.
The trim before was painted in a bright blue that was a little too wild for the homeowner, so we went with a crisp classic white in Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace. Chantilly Lace is great color for trim because it is a very bright white and will instantly give you that clean, fresh look.
The wood screens are painted in Benjamin Moore Bermuda Turquoise, a fun deep turquoise to add a little pop against the pale blue. Turquoise happens to be the homeowner’s favorite color, so we were happy to incorporate this into the exterior color scheme.
Lastly, this home has a great front porch. We wanted to sprinkle in another layer to stay true to the eclectic feel of the historic neighborhood. To do so, we painted the deck and ceiling in both Benjamin Moore Peacock Feathers. (Shown above.) Last but not least, the front door/screen is in a bright happy yellow Benjamin Moore Sunny Afternoon. It adds the perfect finishing touch to this home and adds to its cheery disposition.
Below is a close-up of Glass Slipper, Chantilly Lace, and Bermuda Turquoise paired together.
Here are the list of paints used in this home.
If you have a space that needs a paint refresh, our team can help. Start with our questionnaire and you will be one step closer to a stylish space.