11/07/2018 by Max Ruthven 0 Comments
A major exterior transformation with two paint colors only!
Ashley Stucki has been named one of Austin’s top Realtors for 5 years in a row! Besides being beautiful, she is super focused on detail. Her market expertise, fresh ideas, and tireless work ethic have made Ashley a trusted resource to buyers and sellers seeking an agent who prioritizes their needs at every step of the way.
So when Ashhey contacted me again for a Color Consultation on one of her million dollar plus properties, I was nervously excited. This time it was for an Exterior on a $1.9 million property.
Look, if there is one thing that keeps me humble, it is COLOR! Especially Paint Colors. I know my undertones, I know what to watch out for, most of the time I can predict the outcome of a certain color in certain light, but still. I am in no ways perfect or a know-it-all!
When I pulled up to the house, it was easy to understand the concern. It is a gorgeous house, but seriously needed a fresh make-over!
The basic color of the body of the house was dull. Dated. Uninspiring. The green trim around the doors and windows surprised me. When was that the trend again?
The corbels was ….. wait what! Which corbels?
Here is a closer look of the doors. I love the Travertine columns, the detailed trim and the large travertine tiles created a beautiful frame to the front entrance of the house, It was clean and timeless. But the door and window trim had to change. Same with the light fixtures!
Besides just giving them a paint color for the walls, I made a few other suggestions. As an Architectural Color Consultant, I don’t focus on wall colors only! And Color Placement is crucial! Especially since I gave them only 2 colors!
Yes, only 2! Brown and cream. And nooooo gray’s. This is a Spanish Style home. Gray would not have been a good choice.
The light fixtures, had to be removed and spray painted. No need to buy new ones. This project was going to be expensive enough as it is! I also suggested sanding and staining the garage doors as well as the front door, in order to eliminate the orange color.
See picture below. The color of those light fixtures just doesn’t do anything for this house, right!
It took about 4 days for the crew to complete the project and fortunately for us, the weather was great! I was super impressed with the paint crew!
Here is a close-up again of the corbels and the balcony rails. Yip, you missed those on the first picture, I know!
And here is the After! See the beautiful corbels now? It’s all in the details!
The front door is a deep dark brown, the green trim around the doors are gone and even the gutters are painted!
Here’s the Before again
And the Grand Finale! Good and Clean and Fresh!
What do you think? Would you have done something differently? Let me know in the comment box below, please.