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Choosing Exterior Paint Schemes | Old House Web

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Adapted from information from the Paint Quality Institute

A pleasing paint job can transform an old house into a masterpiece. On the other hand, most everyone knows of a house painted in colors that make passers-by shake their heads and say, “what were they thinking?” 


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Understanding color combinations will help you choose a winning paint scheme, such as this combination of soft yellow, green and red hues.
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So how do you go about successfully creating a color scheme for your house?

Understanding as much as possible about color theory and vocabulary will help ensure that your paint scheme is something to be proud of. In a PQI study done some years ago, 62% of the homeowners surveyed said they typically do exterior painting for aesthetic reasons. So, while exterior paint is an important means of protecting surfaces, its often color that drives the purchase.

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Choosing Exterior Brick, Stone and Colors

Cherry Hill Brick by Acme, one of their best selling perfect to create a gorgeous Southern Colonial Exterior

Unless you are purposely trying to create a Southern Colonial look for your home, it seems that most clients have graduated from red brick to one that includes warmer earth tones and tumbled antiqued textures. Do not misunderstand me, red bricks are beautiful in the right home with the right style. But lack of imagination sometimes makes people choose the familiar rather than the sublime.You will not find many people describe choosing brick as having any sort of sublime attributes. But like a physical make-over, some folks needs a home style make over. Now.

When choosing exteriors, think style first, texture second and colors third.

Style: Determine what you would like. Mediterranean, old world, Tuscan, French Colonial, French Country, Austin Hill Country, etc. There are a myriad of different exterior styles

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10 Steps You Need To Follow When Choosing An Interior Designer

Choosing an interior designer to remodel your entire home or part of it is a difficult task. As a client and beneficiary, you want everything to be perfect. After all, you’ll have to live for a long time with the results so there’s no room for mistakes. That being said, it’s up to you to find the right person or company for the job and in order to do that a series of steps need to be followed.

Step one: identify your style

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Before you even begin interviewing interior designers, you need to know what your style is. Take time to check some websites that can help in case you’re a little fuzzy on the details. It’s important to know your personal style so you can hire the right person for the job. Many designers have their signature style, although the really good ones should be able

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