Conquering Exterior Colour Choices: Making Confident Choices

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A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Jody Roberts who is the General Manager of SIS Supply and Install Exterior Renovations Specialist.  SIS is looking to add value for their clients in having a designer assist their clients in choosing confident exterior colour choices.  I had previously worked with SIS on a project where my clients were getting new windows and a new, grand front door.  I chose the colour of the front door to work with their existing red brick that has hints of grey in it.  They style of the door also is in line with the architectural style of the home.

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When I had questions, I talked with Megan at SIS and dealt with her directly.  Apparently I made a very good impression as I was the name that came up when SIS was talking about bringing on a designer to assist their clients.  I’m very humbled and honoured to be chosen by SIS!

Exterior Colour Choices: First Steps

When looking at making exterior colour choices, it is very important to identify what it staying and what will be changed.  Here is my list of what I go through with home owners:

  • Roof
  • Body of the house
  • Brick/Stone
  • Window frames
  • Soffits
  • Gutters and downspouts Fascia boards
  • Shutters
  • Trim
  • Decks and railings
  • Front door

Exterior Colour Choices: Who is the boss?

Fixed elements that are staying

If any of the above is staying, it is so important to identify the undertones of each element. The elements that are staying will drive decisions moving forward.

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This stone has an orange undertone

Architectural Style

In my honest opinion, this HAS to be considered.  Does your home have a specific architectural style?  Most likely it does.  That will also determine the path that will be taken with the new colour choices.

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Exterior Colour Choices: Bringing it all together

Once you determine what is staying and what is going, picking out the pretty starts to come together rather quickly.  By determining what is staying and working around those undertones, the fun begins!

I am really looking forward to assisting SIS and their clients make confident decisions for all of their exterior work!  The way I’m looking at it:  I get to make a bit of Calgary pretty!

Sheri Bruneau Get It Together

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  1. on 05.05.2017
    at 3:19 AM

    nice post dear thanks for sharing this kind of information. Exterior color choices is great.

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