Side Gabled Bungalow in Houston
The owners of this lovely Arts & Crafts era bungalow’s wanted to “maximize the curb appeal.” They noted the street was very shady and the home had originally been a dark “depressing” brown. An historic house style such as this can carry modern colors. In fact, some older homes show off modern colors better because of the variety of texture of the materials.
Modern Colors and cost savings
The rear of the house was kept very simple with one color on the body and the contrasting highlight being the pergola on the deck. A rear out building was colored to match the main house. More time and detail were placed on the front facade thus saving money on painting the sides and rear facades.
Goal & Solution
The owners wanted to “maximize the curb appeal.” They noted the street was very shady and the home had originally been a dark “depressing” brown. The clients wanted light colors that were “organic”while bright, but not garish. A secondary issue on the home was the already painted bricks and because of its rustic nature they were too expensive to clean so finding a proper brick color was paramount.
The color palette chosen was historic greens with a lighter green on the house body, a somewhat darker green in the gable and a period dark green on the window sash. The house was trimmed in a period off-white and a soft yellow was used to accent and highlight. The color placement was kept simple to keep down the painter costs.