Suburban Maryland homeowner, Sherri Leonardo, had lived in her 1960’s style home for many years. The home was originally painted a simple taupe color with a dark forest green on the trim. Mrs. Leonardo was ready for a change, but she was unsure about picking a new color scheme for her home.
Mrs. Leonardo contacted Manor Works, and at the color consultation, she learned that a dark color on the trim (rather than on the body or accent) caused a viewer to immediately see the trim first. This caused the viewer to see the outline or shape of the home first, rather the main body of the home.
By contrast, if she reversed the paint scheme by putting a light color on the trim, a viewer would immediately notice the actual color of the home first. Aesthetically this is a preferred result. Combined with the fact that Mrs. Leonardo’s vinyl windows were white, having a lighter colored trim was the best course of action.
Manor Works assisted Mrs. Leonardo in finding the exact shade and hue she wanted. Manor Works mailed large samples of the colors to her home. Once, confirmed, Manor Works proceeded to prepare and paint the home.
The end result was quite stunning. Notice how in the original color scheme, your eye is immediately drawn to the green shape or outline of certain items. However, once the trim was painted a lighter shade, that prominence of the trim dissipates.