The Color People

(303) 308-0200
www.colorpeople.com

Services Provided
Pioneers in the field we do exterior color consulting for individual homes both rehabs and new, and specializing in historic homes. We also specialize in old and new single and multi-family housing, retail, shopping centers and high-rise buildings. We work for building products manufacturers creating market driven colors. We are also nationally recognized color trend experts.

Areas Served
We work nationally having work in all 50 states

Business Description
Architectural Color Consultants
Architectural Colorists
Color Trend Professionals

Certification and Awards
We have been featured in most major newspapers and numerous periodicals and trade magazines. We frequently asked to write articles for both print and digital outlets. We also wrote a book on exterior color for Benjamin Moore.
Location:
Denver, CO US 
Contact:
James Martin 
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Address:
920 Inca St
Denver, CO 80204 
Fax:
(303) 308-0123 
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Painting the stucco a cream or off white will immediately change the house. There is too much contrast now so that your house divides into the brick part and the top part. Pick an off white that works with the brick color. Next if you want take Darzy's advice. Browns, Olives, dark greens, russets are all historically common for a Tudor. You house is really not bad at all Correct the contrast and add a bright front door and bingo- lovely house!
September 3, 2014 at 3:33PM        Thanked by J Xu
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Darzy
Yes, that would look nice. But, IMHO..that would be BIG bucks to replace all the material and windows when you already have a lovely home. I think paint alone will give you a totally new look. I'd first hire a local designer on-site helping you select a color scheme for your architecture and making small changes to the design would be my first option. They will be able to give you a visual of how it would look as well.
September 4, 2014 at 1:39PM        Thanked by J Xu
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kmkane
I agree with Darzy, and I think you need to decide what you really want. When you said you were thinking about replacing the front entry with a flat roof, well, that's a challenge.

Painting the whole house, including the brick, in a better color scheme would be a much easier fix. The dark window trim and the brick mortar are bothering me. Oh, and that weird angled board up top. Just faux-paint over that area to diminish it. Or remove it and fix the adjoining boards.

Maybe instead of flat roofing the entry, build it and the steps out in the yard further - make the entry larger, perhaps with a sitting area. Compare your entry with the photo you posted of the place you like.

Keep thinking, find an architect/designer and color consultant!
September 4, 2014 at 3:09PM        Thanked by J Xu
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first advice is to get bids from some other painters. And always ask for referrals from work they did 3-4 years ago. Everyone is happy at first but it takes a while to find out if you got a good job or not. They are right about white. However you house desperately needs a light trim color. If you go dark on the body you will get the easiest coverage. Then paint the trim a light tan or similar so you get better coverage over the dark trim. Your eye will see the tan as an off white- it's a light visual slight of hand that saves you money.
September 3, 2014 at 3:28PM      Thanked by angiespitler
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angiespitler
Anonomous by SW is the body color we chose with Dovey White as trim paint with black shutters. I love it! The main color looks gray, brown, and green in different light. We are absolutely thrilled! Thanks for all feedback!
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# 1 paint the railings the same color as the trim, prime well. #2 a fun color for the door
September 3, 2014 at 3:19PM   
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karelina
I really hate entrances without a roof over the door to protect from sun, rain, and snow. It would make it more of a porch to sit on, if you made it the width of the house.

I think the door to the left is the entry, but I’m not sure. You need to differentiate. As Brandi suggested, paint the entry door. Add a pot of flowers, a small bench for removing shoes & boots (well, I don’t know what your weather is like?) I’m not sure about painting the stained wood - it’s so much easier to care for.
September 3, 2014 at 7:44PM      Thanked by Toddia Ververs
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amymc16
Love the idea of shutters added
September 3, 2014 at 7:49PM     
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architectrunnerguy
Just be sure to return the brick on the sides of the center gable and everywhere on the first floor to avoid the fake "Hollywood house" look.
September 3, 2014 at 2:37PM      Thanked by njaebker
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I agree with the above. I would not use the black roof- it is too harsh. As is the white trim. A color like Tamko's Barkwood would tie in better with the brick and maximize its beauty. Homes want to feel comfy- that translates into soft edges not hard ones. So an off white always feels better than white especially with natural materials like brick. White windows can be softened by painting the trim around them off white.
September 3, 2014 at 3:18PM      Thanked by njaebker
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This is so typical of large white houses, they get voluminous. It's kind of a giant white whale. The first thing to do is to paint is a darker color which will bring the scale down and pull it together so it doesn't go on and on. The darker color will also highlight the porch and give the whole facade a focal point that says " Here's where you go in" You need to use a mid tone so as to not make the roof look even lighter and pick a color that blends well with it. Unless you use a really gray green they will not go well with your roof.
September 3, 2014 at 3:07PM   
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jbreneman
Sorry that was the color name of the shingle....but I am now leaning towards a black or dark gray so as not to make the roof a focal point. Thanks for the helpful advice on trim.
September 4, 2014 at 8:48AM   
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hayleydaniels
Go with a clean crisp color for your roof or it will look old with a year, and drag down the look of your house with it. Our neighbor has a reddish roof that is getting old looking, and I can't tell you how much it distracts from the look of the house even though the shingles themselves are newer than our dark charcoal gray roof that still looks new after 11 years.
September 4, 2014 at 10:04AM      Thanked by jbreneman
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