Choose darker colors than you think for exteriors

by admin on September 1, 2012

John: Robin, if a homeowner wants to pick colors for the exterior of their house, what do you recommend that they do?

Robin: Well, there’s a couple tips that you might want to keep in mind, and one of them is you might want to go a shade or two darker than you think you want. Because a house is reflecting out into the atmosphere, and so it loses intensity. If you’re doing an interior of the walls reflecting on themselves, they get deeper. So when you’re doing an exterior, it’s best to choose a color that’s slightly deeper, and I’ll show you a popular one.

Here is a couple that I really am having a lot of fun with these days. This one’s called, “Wildwood.” And, if I took you outside and showed it to you outside, it would feel stony gray, kinda soft, but warm. Not an icy-cold gray. And it kinda goes charcoal-y, and it kinda goes stony, and it’s really just a beautiful color.

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