top of page

colonial & tudor color

Older, classic styles of architecture used lots of trim carpentry to give dimension and personality to a home.


Observe the home's architecture. How many different architectural elements can you identify?  Color supports the architecture, not vice versa. The number of colors you can use on the exterior of a house is determined by the amount of detail on the trim carpentry.


Color should be applied consistently to each architectural element: e.g. all window and door trim receives the same color paint. Color can be applied to highlight the architecture and craftspersonship, especially on older homes.

• click on gallery to see full images •

bottom of page