Perfect House Color

Perfect house color can be yours. This blog will be a place to get house color ideas, paint scheme inspirations and hopefully to solve your color problems. Exterior house paint color ideas from your expert color coach, me~ :-)


P.S. You can submit your questions to me and I will do the best I can to help each and every one of you. Bookmark this page so you can check back to view your answers.

Jul 17, 2015

Choosing Paint Colors

A Stress Free Guide to Choosing Paint Colors

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Jul 16, 2015

Best exterior paint colors

A guide to choosing the best exterior paint colors along with some great color ideas.

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Jul 12, 2015


Getting Along With Your Roof Color - A guide to choosing house paint colors to go with your roof

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Jun 28, 2015

Resale Paint Colors

Resale Paint Colors - Your Path to Sales Success!

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Jun 28, 2015

Historic Colors

Historic Palettes - Having Fun with Your Style

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Apr 19, 2013

white-trim-paint choices for dummies

White trim paints are not all the same, choose wisely with our guide.

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Apr 19, 2013

House Color Ideas

Inspirations for House Color Ideas

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Dec 08, 2012

Trim Colors

Trim colors can make or break your color scheme. Window trim, soffit trim, white trim, colored trim...learn all about how to choose the best.

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Sep 03, 2012

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is real. Using first impressions to your advantage

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Dec 16, 2011


Whether north-south-east-west, geographic location defines the colors we choose for our homes, find out why.

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Dec 14, 2011


The setting of your home, urban, suburban, or rural will dictate your house color choices.

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Dec 07, 2011


An ever growing list of resources and information for the motivated consumer.

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Oct 24, 2009

Contact Me

Contact Me, Rodd Cohen

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Aug 10, 2008

How to Choose a Trim Color for your House

Why is choosing the right color trim so hard when it takes up such a small amount of the painted area of a house? Maybe because there are so many choices AND you don't have a road map. This web page dedicated to the perfect trim color will help de-mystify the process. There are also links to other helpful color pages such as understanding undertones in color.

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Aug 10, 2008

Ranch Home with Shutters

Q. The best color to paint a small boring ranch home with shutters?

A. Some very important information which is missing from your question is your roof color, your location in the country and what your community standards are. If there is any stone or brick work on or about your house, or any unusual foundation plantings.

Generally, creating contrast on a house is one way to guarantee that it will look smaller so if your goal is to make the house look bigger, then reduce contrast between body, shutters, and trim.

I took a small 42 foot ranch home that had been painted a redwood color with white shutters and trim. The goal was to update the home which had been the same color since the 70's and to make it look larger. My color choices were a much lighter and muted seafoam green with a putty color trim and shutters. I developed a darker accent for the door so I could create a focal point of interest where there was not previously. Yes, the shutters and trim (gutters, facia, foundation and downspouts included) are the same color. Here's the palette; all Benjamin Moore paints: body-Misted Green, 2138-50, trim-Senora Gray, 1530, door-Hemlock, 719. Good Luck!Rodd

Aug 10, 2008

Frame Siding House

Q.I have a little frame siding house that was painted brown and cream. Any ideas for new colorsThe house sets among quite a few trees, and a creek runs nearby. Not fancy at all, but cute

A.Generally homes that are in a wooded setting call for more muted colors and softer color schemes since nature itself is very subtle. Green is one of the most difficult colors to use well because there are so many variants. Also since there is so much greenery surrounding your house, if you don't quite get the undertone right, it screams mis-match.. I find that colors which mimic tree bark and stone look fabulous, also stay away from bright white trim unless you have vinyl or vinyl clad windows. Again, softer putty tones of trim look more like the types of whites found in nature. While you can't copy nature since nothing is better than nature itself, you can compliment it and live in harmony. Best,Rodd