Style Driven Color

The style of a home often determines the colors that are appropriate for that home design. Melding the style of a home with colors that are authentic reinforces the intended aesthetic. Use this guide to help make a color selection using the Color Guild’s Color Is palette.

  • Ranch: The most common US design during the 50′s and 60′s that evolved into the split level and tri-level. Common color palettes include beiges like 205 Wood Shadow and all manner of whites, such as 011 Sugar Dust. Brown trim is very common. Dress up a Ranch with a bright Red front door such as 1095 Empower.
  • Mediterranean: This style is more common in warmer climates such as the Southwest and western US as well as South and Central American regions. Stucco is a common substrate for this style and warm colors that coordinate with terra cotta roof tiles are predominant, such as 0238 Crowned One and 1008 Mango Tango.
  • Craftsman or Arts and Crafts: This style was popular in the 1930′s and is enjoying a revival in an updated version. Colors for that reflect this style are earthy such as 0415 French Pear and 0345 Travertine Path.
  • Colonial: This historic style can be found all over the US but especially in the Northeast. Cooler colors are commonly found on this style, such as grays 0531 Snowglory and dusty blue 0504 Indian Tears. Shutters finish the design in black 0515 Silent Sea.
  • Cape Cod: This coastal design is reminiscent of cottages by the sea and the colors fit that style, weathered and muted. 0541 Smoky Tone and 0503 Water Droplet fit the Cape Cod style.
  • Victorian: True to the history of the Victorian colors are often bright and complex combinations. Often homeowners choose to use an updated palette of colors that include neutral body colors like 0573 Chintz with accents of plums 1290 Violet Vibes and 0428 Lucky Day.

Pat Verlodt

Beautiful Ranch Home

Beautiful Ranch Home

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