Historic Color Consulting
Completed Projects - Queen Anne Victorian
Victorian with wrap-around porch
This wonderful Queen Anne Victorian has a massive wrap-around veranda that when painted inappropriately could dominate the house. The "trick" was to use the colors from the rest of the house to bring the porch back into the overall color plan. A 19th century yellow body is framed with a period medium green trim to clearly outline this distinctive home. An off-white is employed on the window sash and porch to soften those areas.
A darker green in the gable top section provides visual interest. The later addition, to the rear of the building, is colored differently to set it off from the historic structure. The main house colors however were used on the trim to tie it back to the house.
Copyright 2001-2006: Robert Schweitzer. Last Revised December 7, 2005