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White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles
You can't go wrong looking on the bright side for a home's exterior — white exteriors like these have been succeeding for hundreds of years
"home's exterior — white exteriors like these have been succeeding for hundreds of... , the color white has been used with great success on home exteriors. What is remarkable... is the color we associate with purity and innocence. But beyond this symbolism, it... to the colors found in nature, whether it's the blue sky or the greens, browns and... from much of the natural world.... from one of those extreme weather conditions! Climate does matter. Because of the..."
When to Give Your Home a Coat of Many Colors
Drape your house in a dazzling array of hues to bring architectural details to life and draw admiration from the street
"array of hues to bring architectural details to life and draw admiration from the... homes of this era were done up with lots of details — and lots of colors. Why pick... this riot of color, retreating to the safety of an all-white world, the beauty, richness... and time of irrational exuberance, it was America during the second half of the 19th... presence of money for people to buy it all. So it's not surprising that many of the..."
25 Most Bookmarked Colorful Homes of 2012
Ready to be dazzled? These homes had Houzzers clicking all year to compliment their radiant interior and exterior hues
"the year of color on Houzz. While we all still love our grays and browns, Houzz saw... explosion of homes with brilliant colors on the site in 2012, and readers embraced the... bookmarked colorful homes on Houzz from the past year. From a weekend home in São Paulo... i love color! Very inspiring. I missed a fe of these. We like color and as a direct... bottom of our homepage to be the first to learn of thiis unveiling:http://www.cas..."
The Logic of Brights: Jazzing Up Neutrals With Shots of Color
"Vanquish color-phobia with a small dose of brights that’s enough to grant your casa... Bold color fusions of sunny yellows, cool aquamarines, grassy greens and mango reds... great colors and compositions you can find in the works of many artists. To spark... for this color splashing project since brights are filtering down even into tea kettles... injecting color directly inside. If you find yourself overwhelmed by options, consider..."
On Trend: Bold and Black Exterior House Color
"coal-gray exteriors make a nonconformist statement on homes of any style and size... color I have ever seen, not a good example of creative use of color. black with... a lot of trees around. It is also a elegant color of something luxury. I wonder... design and color of buildings should involve the textures of a greened urban/suburban... into the exterior finish of something conceived of as a black statement. Then, it's..."
Clues to Finding the Right Color for Your House
Waffling over the rainbow of color options for your home's face? This advice from an architect can help
"rainbow of color options for your home's face? This advice from an architect can help... like the color or simply tire of it, a new exterior painting project can be quite costly... g the exterior colors for your home can be daunting. Unlike in the interior, where... a lot of heartache when it comes to selecting the colors for your home's exterior... possible color options and creating sample panels are critical to getting the color..."
5 Bright Palettes for Front Doors
Splash bold green, blue, orange or red on your front door, then balance it with a more restrained hue on the rest of the house
"the rest of the exterior. And what about the trim? The key to working with bold colors... vibrant color. Then select supporting hues for the rest of the house that don't try... beautiful color on the front door. Many people have no trouble picking out a fun color... delightfully colorful front doors, along with potential palettes that incorporate a bold... the view of front door. So what color(s) can I paint the door for a pop of color? I..."
How to Update a Traditional Exterior With Color
Keep those historic architectural details — a few gallons of paint may be all you need to give a traditional facade a stylish new twist
"gallons of paint may be all you need to give a traditional facade a stylish new twist... big part of the architectural landscape. Some people love them; some prefer more c... get rid of the old interior elements painted with toxic lead paint (or encapsulate... facade of a historic home, what can you do to make it feel more fresh and contemporary... gallons of paint can make all the difference.... bold use of color (or lack there of) is mesmerizing and stunning! The solid color does..."
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Black
"the idea of a black front door? Here are 8 exterior palettes to make it work... examples of black front doors done beautifully right, along with sample palettes of... complementary exterior colors. More: 5 Bright Palettes for Bold Front Doors... other color, making it extremely versatile. It can also toss a challenge your way... contrasting colors as a backdrop, black can hide the entry or make it feel too dark — not..."
My Houzz: An Oregon Cottage With 21 Flavors of Color
A profusion of paint colors plus inviting porches and gathered pieces create a welcoming feel in a retired couple's 100-year-old home
"profusion of paint colors plus inviting porches and gathered pieces create a welcoming... reflection of their zest for life, cuisine and comfort. Bright colors and a verdant garden... decades of their marriage traveling far and wide, guided by their bohemian spirits... population of 350, is known for ranching, outdoor recreation and, above all, hospitality... home. The exterior colors are terrific and the interior colors really refreshed this..."
Take a Tour of Popular Colors Through the Decades
"affected the colors of our homes... because color selection doesn't happen in a vacuum. Politics, economics and technology... influence what colors will be popular in a particular time. If there's an economic boom,... the colors will likely be joyful and celebratory. If, on the other hand, there's... likely be of more somber hues. Let's take a look at how this has played out in the... greens of summer and golds and reds of fall filled the house with color. Lastly,..."
Tangerine Tango: 4 Ways to Use Pantone's Color of the Year
"authority on color identification, today announced its much-anticipated Color of the Year... this bold color, there are plenty of simple tips to integrate Tangerine Tango into your... in all of it's incarnations. It is the color of happy, so glad it is the color of... LOVE this color & the fact that in 2012 BIG COLOR will pull us out of the economic recession... COLOUR of 2012!!!! I like a splash of tangerine. Such a happy color. I am so glad..."
Building with Blocks of Color
"combination of primary colors with black and white coloring. I have noticed myself attracted... look of this type of art and can see how it translates well into the design of buildings... decor of rooms, creating a streamlined look comprised of strikingly bold but truly... One of my favorite artists whose works I've been exploring recently is Piet Mondrian... was part of the De Stijl art movement that took place about a century ago. The idea..."
Great Spring Color: Add a Pinch of Pollen Green
"another box of Kleenex or hose down my car for the umpteenth day in a row, I secretly love... reason: its color. That beautiful, changeable hue — greener in some lights, yellower... these colors before so I'm so excited! This is one of my favorite colors and I have... color scheme. I'm currently building a new extension and this color will feature... with this color. It goes with everything and just creates cheer and punch to every color..."
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Deep Red
Rich reds draw the eye and send an inviting message. See if one of these palettes speaks to you for your own front door
"if one of these palettes speaks to you for your own front door... thousands of photographs of home exteriors at your fingertips on Houzz, it's easy to... classic colors for exterior doors and trim. But once you've settled on a red hue for... and trim colors? Or how do you know if your existing house color would pair well with... selection of homes sporting a deep red front door, along with sample exterior palettes..."