The Real-Life Results of a Virtual Exterior Paint Color Consultation

As a paint color specialist in the Nashville area, an Exterior Paint Consultation is one of the services I offer.   A  few months ago, I did an Exterior Color Consultation for a client who was wanting to have the brick painted on her home.  If you remember from this post, my client wasn’t sure what color to choose or whether she wanted to go with a light body/dark trim or darker body/light trim.  She was also considering having black shutters installed, but wasn’t sure how that would look on her home. 

Before Exterior Paint Color Consultation 

 

I made up 6 Virtual Mock-ups (computer renderings) of the home with different color combinations and placement of color.  You can see all of those here.  This is the one she chose:

 Proposed Paint Color Scheme

 

Wondering how it turned out?   Here it is today:

 After – Painted Brick Exterior

Computer renderings are not perfect, but the system I use is about as close as you can get to the actual result you can expect once the house is painted.   When you are taking on something as big as painting the exterior of your home a different color than it currently is, it’s comforting to have confidence it’s going to turn out the way you envision.  If you need help choosing exterior colors and/or envisioning a new exterior color scheme, contact The Decorologist and click here: Choose Exterior Colors with Confidence! 

 

 

 

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Marian Parker
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Marian Parker

Wow! What a difference- I love it!

Heidi Nyline
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Kristie, When I ready your first post I wondered why anyone would want to paint that lovely brick (being on the west coast brick isn’t that prevalent) but your colour choices and the after picture have completely convinced me that it was the perfect thing to do. What an amazing transformation. The homeowner must be thrilled.

Lucie Pitt Versa Style Design
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Wow, great job!!!!!!!! Really!

lynne whiteside
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Kristie, it’s certainly brave to pick color when you are not there in front of the project. you did a Great job, and the color rendering is excellent to how it turned out. I’m interested in how or what application you used to show the client the color choice you suggested?

Hannah Dee
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Turned out really great! Such a major improvement over the dated busy brick.

Sheila Zeller
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This turned out so lovely, Kristie. The window above the entry just opens up now, and the whole facade is bright and welcoming. The original look was a little foreboding, like maybe you don’t want to knock on that door after all!

Great job!

marie
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It’s always fun to see the finished result and this home looks great! I love doing exteriors and the challenges of all the trims, casings, doors and other details. Thank goodness for Photoshop and other paint programs!

Kelly
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Kelly

Wow! Great job Kristie. I love the transformation. What color did you use? I really love it- you exterior color superstar!

Cindi
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Cindi

So much more beautiful! I just love it. Great job K !

Kelly @ JAX does design
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Wow, what an amazing transformation! But I have to say, I would NOT want to be the person who painted all that exterior brick! The house looked great before, but now there’s a sort of regal air to it. Great job!

Lisa
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Lisa

Wow. You did a great job giving your client so many options to choose from. I really like the end result. It does look funky in the rendering, but really close to the real thing.

Sherry Daniele
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Sherry Daniele

The results are way better than the rendering suggested it could be. VERY pretty!

Kelly
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Kelly

The Rockport gray is beautiful on that house! What color paint was used on the door?

Lissette
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Lissette

That house looks amazing!!! My mom’s house needs a facelift and I have been wondering what might be the best way to do so. The house has brick & siding. Does the paint color look different on those two surfaces after drying? Also, how long until the house needs to be painted again? We live in Chicago and the house is near a creek that floods sometimes. So I am debating whether paint or covering the whole house with siding would be the best option. I would hate to invest in one verses the other if the results will not… Read more »

Lynda
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Lynda

Love the color…but am surprised you highlighted the downspouts with the trim color rather than blending them in with the rockport gray?

Kathy
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Kathy

Never sandblast brick! That erodes the tough outer covering, exposes the soft middle, and can cause spralling and all kinds of problems down the road. If you want to soften existing brick, you can stain the mortar, and/or the brick, or cover with a sort of render/stucco finish that either covers or partially covers the existing brick. Of course, all these options are rather labor-intensive and should be tested first.

Denise
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Denise

Have you seen any current red brick colors that you like? I’m trying to avoid speckled, orange red and purple red brick.