Our certified color consultants are available for all of our paint clients to help with the color selection process. Choosing paint colors can be a stressful affair, but working with a paint color professional can simplify the process and guide you to colors you will love. We currently have two consultants that you may work with, and although we pride ourselves on being flexible enough to meet any clients needs each designer certainly has a specific style.
Meet Lexi Thompson – Fresh, Funky, and Inspired
Lexi is our most senior color consultant and has been in the painting industry for over six years. She has a passion for making the paint color selection process fun and working with clients to find colors that inspire them and transform their space. Lexi uses her years of experience and loves pulling inspiration from vintage designs, artwork, and current trends to find colors that will “wow”.
What’s Lexi’s Color Signature?
A designer’s go-to colors are ever changing and evolving and Lexi is no exception. With that being said, she is known for introducing pops of color that draw the eye in and create a focal point. Whether on a front door, with an accented trim color, or even using colors in nontraditional ways, like bringing color up onto the ceiling, she is always looking for a way to surprise her clients and engage the eye.
Lexi particularly enjoys working on larger, more complex projects like our Denver Victorians or playful homes such as those within the mid-century modern realm. She appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with her clients to find fresh new ways to highlight the unique features of these homes while honoring the history of these designs.
Some of Lexi’s Favorite Paint Projects
Dynamic Accent Walls
Working with a client who isn’t afraid of embracing colors is always a joy. As a color consultant, Lexi loves to seize these opportunities. This particular client had a very eclectic style and wanted to make sure of a dynamic set of accent walls. When it comes to coordinating several colors together Lexi finds it’s helpful to choose a theme for the space. In this case, Lexi and our paint client went with a slightly retro desert inspired color palette.
The different use of each paint color brings an interesting contrast to the space while infusing it with personality. Although making use of several different colors can feel overwhelming it’s also a great way to create a lot of visual interest and keep the eye moving throughout a space.
Playful Pops of Paint Colors
This exterior was a ton of fun because the client was looking to brighten up their dark exterior and was hoping to add some playful pops of color. In order to accomplish this, they chose to go with an allover neutral for both the body and trim.
The use of Whitetail SW 7103 helped create a canvas for the brighter colors to really pop against without feeling out of place. Making your trim and body color the same paint color is also a great way to remove the visual business of trim. So if your home has a lot of trim and you’re not a fan, then this can be a great solution.
The client had a very particular vision for the shutters and front door that was inspired by mid-century homes as well as coastal elements. After much deliberation they chose to go with Waterfall from Sherwin Williams and Frolic SW 6703 on the front door. The strategic use of these colors and their placement work with the home to bring visual interest without making things too busy. The clients loves it and we couldn’t be happier with the transformation.
Melding Traditional Elements with Interesting Contrast
Victorians can be intimidating for both clients and color consultants and this beautiful Denver home was no exception. This client was itching to bring some fun color back into the intricate details of the home after years of beige. When you’re going from a very simple scheme to a much more complex scheme, it can be difficult to visualize the final product so digital mockups were a must for this client.
Even with a relatively small painting area we landed on a total of SIX colors for this exterior. Lexi and the Kind Home paint client chose to create harmony by sticking to a single color family that would contrast the current brick color. The detailed pattern adds a ton of visual interest to the front of the home and helps to honor the historical beauty and integrity of these Denver homes.
Meet Yasmine Kot – Earthy, Classic, and Grounded
Yasmine is a bit newer to the painting world, but she uses her years of experience in marketing to create engaging spaces that work seamlessly with the vision held by each of her clients. Yasmine tends to favor classic color schemes that are harmonious with the Colorado landscape while also finding ways to incorporate current trends in a way that feels intentional and timeless.
What’s Yasmine’s Paint Color Signature?
With color trends changing frequently it’s important for designers to stay on top of things so they can bring valid and thoughtful input to each project. Yasmine is known for her use of earth tones and dark dramatics to create warm, balanced spaces that you want to sink into. She is inspired by nature and strives to bring life into spaces, often with an unexpected twist. Yasmine loves a dark dramatic trim color, rich accent walls, and subtle contrast that creates an elevated and elegant finished look.
Interior transformations are a favorite of hers along with clients who are looking for traditional and timeless exterior schemes. Painting your brick can feel intimidating but the transformation can be absolutely jaw dropping with the right color choices. She is always considering the fixed features within a space and uses those to guide her color selection in an effort to create a perfect harmony and balance.
Some of Yasmine’s Favorite Homes
Unique Uses of Paint Color
Every now and then you get the opportunity to work with a paint client who really wants to go for something new and unique. This Englewood painting client loved the idea of stepping away from the typical white trim and after talking through quite a few options they landed on Dark Knight SW 6237. By choosing a deep, rich slate blue they were able to create a complimentary color scheme with the existing floor color.
Alternatively, the client was also excited to get rid of the blue in the dining room in favor some more earthy and grounded. Yasmine pulled inspiration from popular 1970’s colors and went with Mossy Gold, a very unique greenish brown that brings a lot of warmth to the space.
Grounded Earth Tones
Sometimes the biggest transformations can come from the simplest changes. This client was eager to revamp her kitchen and was aiming for something earthy and on trend. Green cabinets have been a massive paint color trend for 2023 and Yasmine and the client found the perfect shade with Sage Light Green from Sherwin Williams.
This gray green works so well with the existing backsplash and the updated gold hardware, absolutely transforming the space into the kitchen of our client’s dreams. We couldn’t be happier with how this turned out and feel green will continue to gain popularity amongst clients.
Classic Contemporary Exteriors
Painting your stucco is a great way to keep your home looking refreshed and maintained. When Yasmine met with this client they were really hoping to land on a modern yet timeless color scheme for the exterior and loved the lighter grays. With that in mind they chose Mindful Gray, a warmer light gray from Sherwin Williams and paired it with Snowbound for a crisp, sharp contrast between the body and trim.
The front door is Downing Slate, which is a popular choice amongst clients and adds to the contemporary feel of the home. Getting rid of all the warm yellows and browns really helped this home feel more current and the clients couldn’t be happier!
Benefits of a Professional Color Consultation
Everyone interprets colors differently, which means there are no “perfect paint colors”; however, working with a certified color designer can help remove stress and provide guidance to find colors that will work for your home. To best prepare for your color consultation we recommend looking for inspiration on Pinterest or around your neighborhood to get ideas. Some things to consider are:
Do you like high or low contrast between body and trim colors?
How do you want your space or home to feel? Examples might include clean, open, dramatic, warm, inviting, etc.
Are your fixed features (things you won’t be changing within the space) overall cool or warm in undertone?
Are there any color families or colors you would like to avoid?
Even when working with a color consultant it’s important that you bring your opinion and vision for the space to the conversation. Ultimately, you are the one that has to live with the colors and everyone has different preferences when it comes to colors they like or dislike. That being said, your home, the surrounding areas, and fixed features must be taken into consideration. These can be limiting factors when choosing paint colors, so it’s best to go into your appointment with an open mind.
If you feel like Lexi or Yasmine could help you narrow down your colors and provide some professional guidance, you can schedule a Color Consultation HERE
When it comes to painting, color may just be the toughest hurdle to overcome. As a professional Denver painter, we meet with our fair share of homeowners that struggle to find the right paint colors for their home. Looking back at popular paint color trends can often times be a good place to start.
This blog will hopefully offer some guidance as we reflect back on the most popular 2022 color trends. We’ll also make predictions for the 2023 paint season and give you an idea of where to begin on your own color journey. Let’s jump in!
White Paint Colors
Light Reflective Value (LRV): 74
Right off the bat, Sherwin Williams Shoji White has a lot going on. This particular color is a warmer white with yellow and a hint of red in its undertones. It has the potential to look beige, gray, and maybe even taupe in some conditions due to these undertones. In 2022, Shoji White was not the star of the show as whites go, but that is not to say that it’s a terrible color. Possibly better suited indoors, it can look a little washed out on the exterior of a home when paired with cooler features. For a similar warm white that reflects less sunlight outdoors consider Neutral Ground.
Moving to the opposite end of the spectrum from Shoji White you will find Snowbound. This white has blue undertones galore. Many gravitate towards this color for the clean, sharpness it exudes. You often see this hue on both exterior and interior trim. This white is fairly universal, working with other cool colors extremely well and creating a sharp contrast when paired with a warm tone. Snowbound will continue to reign as the superior queen of cool whites in the new year. Other wonderful cool white options include Nebulous White and the tried and true, Pure White.
Interior painted in Snowbound
If you’re having a Goldilocks moment and are thinking to yourself, “Well Snowbound might just be too cool and Shoji is a little too warm…” Greek Villa may be your ‘just right’. It combines both blue and yellow undertones without compromising its brightness. This white seemed to top the charts for folks in 2022 achieving a best of both worlds appearance. We are sure to continue seeing this fresh, crisp color used on both exterior and interior projects.
The undertones in Westhighland White are soft, but yellow is certainly visible. This helps to steer away from a clinical feel and bring a coziness to the space. Similarly to Shoji, the creaminess in this color can make or break it for many people who are seeking out that clean-cut white. Other suggestions in this family that are more commonly chosen include Alabaster or Creamy as they offer that subtle warmth while still being bright.
Blue & Green Paint Colors
Navy’s are an extremely popular choice when it comes to home exteriors and this particular shade of blue is a wonderful timeless option. Gale Force has a very low Light Reflective Value that may skew towards black in some light situations. However, I do not think that it’s ability to function well in many different situations is compromised by this detail. If this color family speaks to you, consider Naval or Outerspace for luxe, rich blues. These dark coastal navy’s, will continue to be high up on the list of popular exterior choices for 2023.
Evergreen Fog is a lovely mid-tone green hue and was our champion Color of the Year for 2022. It has also been incorporated into Sherwin’s 2023 Color Trends Palettes and I believe this shade is here to stay. Working beautifully into exterior and interior schemes, Evergreen Fog seems to tick all the boxes for those wanting to choose colors that are warm and earthy. This color works well to not overwhelm existing spaces with saturation, but also has enough oomph to create an accent easily and effortlessly. I am looking forward to seeing it continue to transform and beautify homes inside and out.
Denver exterior painted in Evergreen Fog
Other notable greens include Escape Gray and Pewter Green. Escape Gray offers a softer green hue than Evergreen Fog and incorporates gray into its undertones. On the other hand, if you want a more saturated green, consider Rookwood Dark Green to deliver more of a punch on your exterior or an interior accent wall.
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Gray Paint Colors
I can say for certain that when Peppercorn is mentioned to my fellow Color Consultants and me, we are quite excited! This hue is completely unique in that it combines blacks and browns like you would expect to see in the actual spice. There is an unusual depth and warmth to the color that is lost in other shades of black and dark gray. With that being said, this is absolutely going to be in the forecasts for 2023 projects. It functions well as both the main character and in a supporting role. It can be customized to work well over a wide span of design goals.
Dovetail is a mid-tone greige with a good amount of warmth to it. The brown undertones here make it inviting and help to make this color applicable to many different projects. However, there are stronger contenders in the Sherwin Williams gray color sphere. These include Acier and Dorian Gray which are definite close relatives to Dovetail but less saturated making them a bit lighter on the eyes.
Exterior painted in Dovetail
Another mid-tone gray, Summit Gray, shows off more of a warm, purple undertone. It’s easy on the eyes and does not call too much attention to itself. That makes this color malleable to a variety of schemes and able to function both inside and outside well. Grays certainly top the list for exterior schemes as they feel modern and updated. Though warm tones are the big predictions for 2023, grays will absolutely make their way onto many homes this year. Other popular colors in this family are Tin Lizzie, Cityscape, and Grizzle Gray.
When talking about very light gray colors like Repose Gray, I find it to be even more crucial to view the color in many different lighting conditions. There have been clients in the past who have chosen a hue similar to this one only to be underwhelmed with its actual ‘grayness’. It other words, it appears closer to white. With Repose Gray’s high LRV, this can be expected that under intense light the tone reflects much more than anticipated and loses what little depth it had to begin with. Due to the unpredictable nature of colors like this, opt for grays with more saturation like Mindful Gray.
Beige Paint Colors
Kilim Beige is often a great jumping off point when deciding on color in the beige family. This hue can be helpful in deciding whether you want to go lighter or darker with your scheme. It can also be the perfect mid-tone color for those wanting a warm tone without being so heavily brown. It feels modern, but also ages well. For a darker beige consider Antler Velvet. If Kilim Beige feels too dark to you, give Natural Linen a shot.
Exterior painted in Kilim Beige
For a cool-toned beige, Accessible Beige is a solid option. Again, something to keep in mind is that this hue is very susceptible to appearing white or gray in intense light conditions due to its lightness. When I consider what people often look for in a beige, this is not the first color to come to mind. Accessible Beige is certainly light and airy, but to really make a contrast in most schemes, I would opt for a more saturated brown like Shiitake or Loggia.
I hope this 2022 recap is a helpful tool for your 2023 projects. As always, I encourage you to view your color choices with sample sheets or test quarts to consider under many different lighting conditions. This is the best way to make a comprehensive decision on what colors you love the most!
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When considering the wide array of whites that are offered by top paint companies, Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace OC-65 has topped many a list and blog. Controversial as it may be, I will be discussing the distinct attributes of this color and why it’s probably the last color you should be painting on your home. Don’t fret though! I will offer other suggestions with explanations as to why the hues will function much better for you than Chantilly Lace.
Chantilly Lace High Light Reflectance Value
To begin, Chantilly Lace is Benjamin Moore’s whitest white. Initially this sounds perfect for achieving that crisp, bright white that many search for. However, if we look at the Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of this hue we learn that it sits at 90.04 out of 100. That is an extremely stark white and it reflects nearly all the light that hits it. In direct sunlight it is sure to be an eyesore, even blinding. If you were to paint the inside of your living room with Chantilly Lace it would even reflect the colors of your furniture. So if you happen to have a red couch, for example, the room would pick up those pink tones.
Chantilly Lace Undertones
Chantilly Lace’s high LRV is partly due to the fact that it lacks easily identifiable undertones. That makes it quite unpredictable and there is a higher probability for Chantilly Lace to be sterile and cold. Most people want the color they see on the swatch to appear as true as possible. With the nature of Chantilly Lace, it is quite impossible for that to happen. Don’t shy away from the idea of having touches of yellow, green, or blue in your white undertones. The undertones are key to getting to a white that is balanced and will read true to your unique environment.
Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Preferred White Paint Colors
Whites that fare much better in direct sunlight indoors or outdoors include cool-toned Snowbound and Eider White from Sherwin William’s. Similarly, Benjamin Moore offers Oxford White and Paper White for similar blue-based whites.
The blue undertones in the white will help to achieve that fresh white color with a modern feel. If you want to opt for a timeless warm toned white, Sherwin Williams’ Dover White and Creamywill be better suited for the project. For Benjamin Moore, consider Mountain Peak White and Dove Wing. The addition of a bit of yellow goes a long way to make a home feel inviting and warm instead of clinical when it comes to the perfect hue of white.
Benjamin Moore Mountain Peak
Your Home Environment
Taking into account the current hue of your home will drastically change the amount of time you invest into your paint project. If your paint colors currently have pigment to them or are on the darker side, you will have to invest much more labor and much more paint to achieve full coverage with a color like Chantilly Lace. To make painting effortless, opt for a hue that has an undertone that can stand up to what’s on your home now. If your project is starting with a warm tone color, use Sherwin Williams’ Ice Cube orBenjamin Moore’sVanilla Milkshake to assist in the transition. On the other hand if your project is beginning with a cooler tone, you can combat this by choosing whites like Benjamin Moore’s Moonlight White,Cloud White, or Sherwin’s Alabaster.
To recap, Chantilly Lace’s LRV, unrecognizable undertones, and light coverage makes it a very difficult color to work with. The environment drastically changes the look and feel of any color. That’s why it is imperative to take into account the direction your surfaces face, the amount of natural versus artificial light, and the fixed features or furniture and decor that will be in the space. Especially with whites, having a true paint sample to consider under all lighting conditions is the only way to make a well thought-out decision.
I hope this has given you a new perspective on a “favorite” white and insight on your color journey! For more color inspiration, visit our Instagram or learn more on colors HERE.
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Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year is Redend Point! As 2022 comes to a close, we look to the new year and prepare for a season of healing, understanding, and unification. Sherwin Williams 2023 color of the year, Redend Point SW 9081, aligns well with these initiatives as it is all about personal wellbeing.
As a Denver exterior and interior painter, Kind Home Painting Company receives a lot of questions about the Sherwin Williams Color of the Year. You can find out if this years color is the right fit for you and your home by setting up a free painting estimate HERE.
Color can evoke feelings such as excitement, compassion and calmness. When thought is put into your paint color choices, it can reflect your best style and personality. Color is inspired by the things we wear, where we travel, the food we eat, the books we read, and the things we watch. Color has the ability to inspire, relax, and make you feel safe, yet playful. With such a great impact, it’s easy to see why color plays such an important role in our lives. As we reflect on the past year and what’s to come, Redend Point tells us that 2023 will be a year of rejuvenation and connection.
We were not surprised to see Sherwin Williams chose a neutral paint color, but admittedly we were a bit taken back by their choice. Redend Point SW 9081 is a medium beige with pink undertones. Redend Point is a lighter version of the red, orange Rockwood Terra Cotta SW 2803 that gained some popularity in 2022. When we look at this color we feel it embodies that effortless, earthy, free-spirited boho style. From a world traveler, to the rocky mountains, you can be sure to express your eclectic style through this neutral, earth toned hue.
Redend Point Exterior Painting
Redend Point also gives us southwest adobe vibes due to the raw clay-like coloring. We picture this type of exterior paint in desert climates where it can work with the natural landscape to blend in. Although we don’t anticipate this color being right for everyone, this earth-toned beige would work well as an exterior paint color on a stucco home. While Redend Point can work within the proper environment and neighborhood, we feel that it is best suited for interior spaces.
Redend Point Interior Painting
Your interior is sure to create some inspiration when visualizing this color in your home. Try Redend Point in a powder room, as an accent wall, in an office, child’s bedroom, or even your laundry room for a splash of color and change of pace. This color can really help any space feel cozy and welcoming.
When painting interiors, color gives you the ability to express yourself. When you add different color combinations it can provide an outlet to display your favorite treasures, trinkets, and memorabilia. You can complement any color with a textured rug, curtains, pottery, artwork, decor, and plants. We’d love to see this color paired with Sherwin Williams Rainstorm SW 6230 as an accent. You can create an impactful mood when mixing colors, but it must be done tastefully with many layers to harmonize mixed patterns and textures. This look is very on trend right now, so it’s a great way to venture out of the typical gray or white neutrals.
Whether your goal is to brighten up your space or make it feel more airy, you can neutralize Redend Point SW 9081 with different accents such as Ripe Olive SW 6209. We love the depth that Ripe Olive gives as it counteracts with the beige. The two colors really balance each other out. We also love the idea of using Sherwin Williams Polished Mahogany SW 2838 for added richness and a timeless look. The beautiful thing about painting is you can use your imagination and take risks. Remember, smaller spaces are perfect for trying out new colors. You can always change smaller accent walls and doors rather than painting your whole house again.
Cons of Redend Point
Some of the con’s we’ve heard about Redend is that this paint color looks similar to a beige band-aid. Remember, everyone sees color differently and there is no wrong or right answer here. It’s all about how the color makes you feel and how it pairs with your surroundings. You can do a variety of things to best balance the color without feeling too saturated or too bland. When considering this color we always encourage you to get actual paint samples.
Undertones and Paint Samples
Each paint color has undertones. When different lighting interacts with the paint it will pull out more of the undertones. This can change how it looks within a space. If you get actual paint samples from your local Sherwin Williams we suggest you paint the color on a big piece of posterboard. That way you can tape it up in a variety of places and see it in different light and surroundings.
Remember, lighting changes everything! In a North facing room your colors tend to look cooler and darker, while in a South facing room colors tend to look brighter. Light, shade, and different colored light bulbs will also affect your paint colors. Make sure to test your paint samples in different lighting to make sure you are happy with your colors!
Overall, Redend Point has the potential to bring some warmth and pep to your home. We think it is best suited for interiors, but can work well as an exterior paint given the right substrate and environment. This color pairs nicely with a variety of colors, so we think we will see some really creative uses of Sherwin Williams 2023 color of the year, Redend Point!
As Autumn rolls in, the fall foliage finally starts to arrive and those luscious summer greens turn to hues of gold, orange and deep reds. We are here to embrace the cozy earth tones and welcome a new season of comfort for your inviting exterior sanctuary. If you are painting your home before winter arrives, the fall colors may inspire your paint color choices. To help you with your fall color inspiration, we tapped our professional color consultant, Lexi, to dish out her favorite fall color schemes for 2022.
Here are our top four fall exterior color schemes we are loving in 2022:
Fall Color Scheme #1
If you want a medium brown for the body of your home, Nuthatch SW 6088 is a perfect choice. It is a grounding color that represents stability. It pairs beautifully with a deep brown roof for just the right amount of contrast. Since Nuthatch is a rich brown we want to brighten up the trim to add some interest to your color scheme.
We chose Nacre SW 6154, which is an off white with a tinge of greige as the undertone. As for accent color, we love a dramatic front door. For lovers of rich colors that pop, Merlot SW 2704 for you. Merlot is a deep purple with undertones of deep red. This color makes us want to cozy up right by a fire with our favorite book! This color palette is inviting and will be sure to bring you depth and happiness.
Fall Color Scheme #2
We are always here for a cool, earthy green to compliment the fall shades of gold, browns, and reds. We chose Sage SW 2860 out of Sherwin Williams Historic Collection. Sage is forever a timeless look. Sage represents wisdom, harmony, and nature.
Let’s add a little contrast and lighten up the trim with Natural Linen SW 9109. Natural Linen is a neutral that can almost look white when the sunlight hits it. Natural Linen is the perfect happy medium because it’s not too stark (like a true white) and not too warm, so it doesn’t look washed out. It’s polite without being too overpowering. We love it because it’s not overly saturated with green, yet muted down with the perfect amount of gray and a splash of yellow.
Fall Color Scheme #3
As we continue to see darker exterior paint colors trending this year, richer, deeper hues of browns are getting utilized. We love Virtual Taupe SW 7039 for its mixture of warmth and coolness. It is a medium brown with green and gray undertones that would pair perfectly with a lighter, neutral stone on your home. We chose Neutral Ground SW 7568 to help balance the robustness of Virtual Taupe. Neutral Ground SW 7568, just as it says in the title, is a neutral off white that can even be considered a greige.
Now for the accent, we are obsessed with Inkwell SW 6992. It is not your average black because it has undertones of a moody blue. Once you get up close and the light hits just right, you will see what we are talking about. We always encourage a strong front door, as it is the gateway to your beautiful home. We love Polished Mahogany SW 2838. It is a sophisticated and elegant color, and happens to also be in the Sherwin Williams Historic Collection. It is sure to be a showstopper that represents strength. If you are unable to get a natural mahogany door, we recommend this luxurious color to fill the gap.
Fall Color Scheme #4
To round out our list, we give you one of our favorite fall-inspired color schemes… Shiitake SW 9173 remains a favorite body color. It feels grounded, organic, and peaceful. It is a perfect neutral that can do both gray and beige. To give Shiitake contrast we chose a classic trim color, Creamy SW 7012. Creamy is great because it doesn’t have an overbearing yellowish undertone and it’s not too cool, which means it won’t create too much contrast. It’s smooth, silky, and here to be seen.
We chose Eastlake Gold SW 0009 for our front door accent color. It reminds us of a golden maple leaf that is not too saturated and not too dull– it hits just right, creating a cohesive flow for your favorite place! Golden hues create a feeling of divinity, luxury, and a warm welcome.
Best Fall Paint Color Schemes
Please keep in mind that there can be some changes to paint colors when applied. Virtual colors appear different, which is why we always recommend testing your colors, either by getting test samples or using a service like samplize (peel and stick samples). It’s always a great idea to see your colors on your exterior or in your interior space so you can see how they appear in different lighting.
We hope that these palettes will help keep you connected to Mother Earth with grace and style. The fun thing about these color schemes is you can always mix and match. They are everlasting and will remain versatile. Be sure to follow our Instagram for more ideas and color trends!
If you are needing Exterior Painting services in Denver, you can submit for a Free Estimate HERE. And if you need help with color selections, one of our talented Color Consultants would be more than happy to assist you.
Denver bungalows can all feel quite similar, but a great way to have your bungalow stand out is to paint the trim. Bungalows here in Denver tend to be brick, so the bulk of an exterior painting project revolves around the trim. It’s very easy to think the only options you have are white! Although there are some white paint colors that can look great on your trim, we want you to know all your options. Below we’ve got a list of some of the best trim colors for Denver Bungalows. If you’re considering an exterior painting project, keep reading to get inspired!
Top 5 Trim Colors for Denver Bungalows
Many of the brick bungalows in Denver and the surrounding areas are made up of red brick. Red brick comes in a lot of variations ranging from orangey-red to schoolhouse red. But there is one trim color that we feel always works with red brick: Nacre SW 6154 from Sherwin Williams. Nacre is not a stark, cold white. It’s added warmth helps it harmonize with a lot of different red brick colors. We also love that Nacre isn’t too yellow, which can make it feel dated. It offers a nice contrast without being too sharp. It also has a creamy base with a little bit of gray that helps to keep things modern and fresh.
This is technically not a Denver Bungalow, but this will help you see Nacre against brick!
If you’re looking for a very contemporary and interesting color for your bungalow trim then you have to check out Black Fox SW 7020. This is another great color option from Sherwin Williams and it’s especially beautiful if you have bronze windows. Black Fox is a deep brown with a heavy gray undertone, which makes it feel really modern and dynamic. We particularly like this trim color for Denver bungalows that feature brown brick or bricks with a brown undertone. It’s different and a fun way to make your home stand out.
Sage Green Light
Green has been immensely popular this year and it’s also a great option for a trim color on a bungalow that isn’t a standard neutral. The trick to finding the perfect green color for any exterior project is to make sure the green you select has a good amount of gray in it. Greens can look overly saturated and bright so we really love that Sage Green Light SW 2851 has a lot of depth and feels quite toned down overall. You can definitely play with the saturation, but when it comes to greens we always recommend that you pick up some samples to confirm your color before beginning your project.
Dover White SW 6385 is an absolute classic from Sherwin Williams. It’s a great white option for bungalows because it does a beautiful job of creating contrast without feeling like a stock white. Many whites are just too white for a bungalow, so make sure you select a white that has some kind of undertone to it. We prefer a warmer tone like you see with Dover, but you can try more tan options if you’re concerned about the yellow undertone. Dover White feels very clean, but also more historically appropriate for the bungalow style of home when compared to brighter whites like Pure White.
No list is complete without mentioning some kind of gray. Grays can be very tricky especially when you’re working with a brick structure, but we love how dynamic Dovetail SW 7018 is. This is a darker gray with a slightly warm red undertone. This undertone really helps the trim and brick feel unified while also checking off boxes for our gray lovers out there. If Dovetail feels a little dark you can always try its lighter counterpart, Acier for something a little less deep. These grays work with a variety of brick colors, so they are definitely worth checking out!
Picking the Perfect Trim Color for a Brick Bungalow
When you’re working on an exterior painting project involving a brick bungalow it’s very important to factor in your fixed features. Fixed features are things like your brick, stone, or roof shingle color. Since these items won’t be changing, your trim color needs to work within those parameters. Sometimes it’s easy to fall in love with a trim color that you see on another home, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will work on your home or with your fixed features, so be sure to get samples and keep an open mind. There are so many colors that will look beautiful on your home and we hope this list helps inspire you and your next painting project.