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exterior color design

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

We supply expert advice on exterior color to homeowners, business owners and property managers alike.  We also give our input on the process of consulting and how best to assist our clientele to those who are involved on the labor side of things, the painters and paint stores.

In this month's Paint and Decorating magazine, Melanie Moul writes about our conversation on the business of color and how best to aid those involved in the process of repainting in the article "An Expert Perspective on Color."  

 

Branding the Way We Live

Branding the Way We Live

We are seeing a heightened awareness from consumers about what they want in a product these days. Buyers desire a truly unique touch and reflection of their own personal tastes in everything—from food to clothing to the cars they drive.

This need for individualized experiences and personalized purchases bleeds into the crafted lifestyle concepts that we are seeing more of in single and multi-family housing.

The trend is toward designing, building and renovating buildings in a highly stylized way for all types of residents. There are themes branding the overall architecture, not to mention interior and exterior color. The community and family aspect is driving a branded and experiential development. 

Along with this more holistic and connected system is a great need for color. We are seeing color being tied to the entire community whether it's an apartment property or a new homebuilder project.

It's uniqueness that managers and developers are using to attract residents and that is where we, as color consultants, play an integral role. It is exciting to see this market driving the need for color and the use of color in more sophisticated applications.  We are your ambassadors for color and it is our goal to design successful and sustainable color schemes for all kinds of building exteriors.

Historic Color

Historic Color

At a time of the year where we are getting lots of calls from homeowners wanting to make the most of the painting season, we still hold a special place in our hearts for those who are managing historical renovations. These can be particularly challenging and extensive and most who are involved have been so for many many months, if not years.

We have been designing exterior color schemes for historical properties for over 30 years and we continue to be amazed at the architectural majesty of homes and businesses and commercial properties in historical districts all over the country.

We have been involved with historical color services in online and print publications to hopefully inform homeowners and give them as much information as possible to get them started and headed in the right direction. We also are listed as a resource for various media outlets. One of these is through the Preservation Directory. We know this to be a great platform for people involved in many parts of historical architecture and development and even for DIYers.

Check out the website Preservation Directory and find us in the listings for Preservation Businesses under Historic Color Services for Colorado. And have a happy and successful renovation season!

Finesse at its Finest

Finesse at its Finest

Sometimes a complete overhaul can be a scary picture to paint for community managers. The success of a multi-family property's re-branding is more often in the finesse of color correction. Using the existing architectural elements and even the current theme or tone that has been set can be the most effective and economical way to add curb appeal.

This article we published in Units Magazine, "Color Correction," and the example used within it is a great representation of working smarter—and using a level of finesse in exterior color design that is savvy and conducive to our client's needs.

The creative solutions we bring to the table as architectural color consultants do not only allow for a positive ROI for owners and managers—they set communities apart and ahead in the market.