Get the Color Just Right: Painting A Home’s Exterior

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 8, 2016

Victorian House - Before


Before, this multi-unit Victorian home in the Uptown area of Minneapolis was looking worse for the wear. The company that manages it, GreMar Apartments, contacted us to help them select colors for new paint to freshen it up.

Victorian-style homes have a lot of character because of their intricate details, and we didn’t want to lose that. We wanted the home’s exterior to look fun and colorful, fitting with the home’s style and neighborhood – but with the right tones and color combinations.


Victorian House - After 1aTo help them get a visual, we used PhotoShop to show GreMar what the home would look like. Multiple colors can be used effectively; it’s all about balance. The trim work and other details just need the right color tones painted in the right places.

Julie Ann was a very big help in picking out color combinations. We needed help to cut down on multiple color combinations amongst our properties, and choose better color combinations for them. Some property’s previous owners chose colors that didn’t match. These Victorian homes that are converted to multi-unit housing have a lot of character, and if the colors aren’t coordinated it destroys the look of the house. It makes a significant difference in the overall appearance of the home when you use a professional. We’ve also hired Julie Ann to help us choose carpeting for our rental properties. If you want a good-looking property you can’t cut corners.

-Dick Goldman, GreMar Apartments

Victorian House - After 1c

Feng Shui Tip:

Paint the front door of your home a different (but complementary) color than the rest of the house. The front door is seen as the “mouth of chi” in Feng Shui, which means it’s the place where energy flows in. When it stands out, more positive energy can flow to you.

Victorian House - After 1bIs painting your house on the to-do list this summer? Contact us to help with color selection inside or out.

2 thoughts on “Get the Color Just Right: Painting A Home’s Exterior”

  1. Cheryl Chamberlsin says:

    I would very much appreciate an appointment to look at exterior and some interior colors.

    Thank you!, Cheryl 612-599-2656

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