Project Name: West Side Character Home Colour Update
Scope of Work: Exterior repaint of all stucco trim and doors
Location: Vancouver, BC
Complete: Summer 2013
– Thora and Charles, Vancouver, BC
On first glance this sweet character home on the West side of Vancouver looks like it was always meant to be blue. In fact, the original stucco on the house was white. Such pretty details like the barrel roof front porch and symmetrical windows needed to be highlighted.
Warline Painting worked with the homeowner to come up with a perfect colour scheme to make this house look charming without mimicking a painted lady.
Early on the homeowners expressed that they really wanted a blue siding. After sampling a number of blues the final colour choice was Benjamin Moore Shadow Gray (2125-40). This colour was a perfect example of why sampling on a large poster board is important. On a small strip this colour looked like battleship gray. Only when it was painted on a larger surface was the pretty blue undertone evident.
This made choosing the trim colour easy. We choose a very soft colour by Benjamin Moore. Gardenia (AF-10) has the softest pink undertone and played off the siding perfectly.
The fascia trim was painted in a high gloss back to act as eyeliner on the house and give the trim a pop of detail and drama.
Finally, when it came to choosing the front door colour, we knew it had to be a knock out. We sampled colours from yellow, to navy and even magenta. By creating virtual mock ups, we were able to help the owners visualize the door and choose the perfect colour. The winner was Benjamin Moore Mysterious (AF-565). Probably the prettiest navy going.
The images of this house are some of our most popular photos on Houzz. The front door is one inquired about colours. It just goes to show how pretty can work on the exterior of a house as well as on the inside.