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Craftsman & Bungalow Color Schemes

Painting your exterior and overwhelmed with where to begin?  Emily's color inspiration began with Craftsman and Bungalow homes, while residing in Seattle, WA, which was settled during the height of the Arts & Crafts movement.  The foundation of the Arts & Crafts movement is the principle that our architectural designs should exist in harmony with nature.  We often see large porches, sleeping porches, and deck spaces that merge the exterior with the interior living spaces.  In terms of color, our exterior color designs also jive with Mama Nature's design principles and therefore, are also aligned with the Arts & Crafts movement.  Because most Craftsman and Bungalows also display lots of carpentry and finish details, these designs allow for lots of play with small doses of accent colors to be applied to drip caps on windows and bedmold on the fascia board for example.  With significant eaves and rafter tails, we have also used those features to bring in punches of accent colors to not only enhance the color design, but the architectural design and craftspersonship too.

Select the exterior photograph of your choice. We will email you the Benjamin Moore Paint specifications, so you can create it too! The specifications do not only list the colors used. You will also receive the description of the architectural elements where that color will be applied. Sometimes we create effects by placing different colors on the fascia board and the soffit or the window trim and sash, for example. That’s what makes our designs worth purchasing!


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