Here is this year’s final exterior color update from Kansas City’s best color consultant – Diane Stewart at Color Sense Consulting. We routinely hear high praise from customers that have worked with Diane. She’s pleasant, knowledgeable and really listens to what’s important to her clients.
Diane Stewart, the Color Consultant at Kansas City’s own Color Sense Consulting, is a wealth of experience and information when choosing paint colors. Here Diane talks about some of the factors in choosing which color for your front door.
The color of your front door should always make a good impression. Choosing a great paint color, along with a decorative wreath or plaque, gives you an opportunity to be creative, and set your house apart.
“Trim is often an afterthought, but it should be the right color to complement the walls. Trim is sort of like the black outline around illustrations, or piping on a fabric. It should highlight and accent the main attraction in the middle, but it’s not meant to draw attention to itself. Unfortunately, that’s just what bright white trim does. I’m not sure why this became popular, but I try to steer my clients away from it as much as possible.
Roof colors (foundations too) affect paint color choices. Color expert Diane Stewart atColor Sense Consulting gives her take on how to tackle this situation.
Sometimes my clients seem surprised when I point out that that their roof shingles are considered part of the exterior color scheme. Just like the undertones of brick or stonework, the color of the roof is part of the equation. It may be higher up, but it’s usually visible from the street level.