Dutch Colonial,New Rochelle, New York

This 1902 side-gabled Dutch Colonial is common to many towns east of the Mississippi. Generally it is simply painted in a white or a soft yellow. These colors really don’t set off the architectural features very well. Adding in more colors, some that are darker help outline the house as well as make it more visually appealing.

Heritage Award Winner

The city of New Rochelle presented the home owners this award in the summer of 2013 for their preservation efforts. I was please to lend a hand with a period color scheme.

Goal & Solution


The owners were looking for a green house with a darker trim and a “popping great color for the front door.”


We ended up with a soft green house body, a gray-green trim, som off-white for accents and a period red on the door.