20 July 2015
These white columns stand out and look stunning on this dark red brick siding.
Painting mouldings and ornaments in a fresh white gives architectural features greater impact. Whites look stunning with all colours, and will reach true perfection when combined with siding colours that have a boldness and strength of their own.
Natural white is a classic solution but you can use a colour two shades lighter or darker than that on the siding to create a subtle contrast. However, keep in mind that using colours similar to your siding (just a shade lighter or darker) will conceal your architectural elements.
Accent colours, often used in Victorian style homes, can be used on shutters, architectural detailing, or balustrades to provide a very different look.
Tip for choosing moulding and ornament colour: Stay true to your individual style and to the original colour scheme for your type of home. Painting a colonial style home with several Victorian-inspired colours will only make the house stand out, rather than look smart and stylish.« Back