Several weeks ago, a very nice couple contacted me in the midst of an unfortunate siding 911.
They own this cute bungalow which needed new siding. So several weeks prior, they sorted through the contractor’s somewhat limited swatches to select a color they believed to be a versatile light tan.
But as they watched the siding application, they noticed it was looking quite yellow. The color of butter really.
Not thinking too much of it, they let the process go on. Though once a large portion was up, they both sort of got that pit in the stomach. Don’t you hate that feeling?
As thoughts settled, they realized they really disliked the look… The butter color was surely enhanced by the contrasting white snow, but nonetheless, it was heading in a country direction. And this is not a country couple :)
Rationalizing the situation, they contacted me for help. We decide to halt the current siding application and work on some Photoshop renderings. See if there was a better answer…
And there was!!
Something about this warm gray siding, crisp trim, and a touch of green accent to incorporate the roof color, felt just right. The answers are surprisingly clear sometimes, when you can view options on your computer screen.
We also explored tweaking the current siding/trim/accent plan to make it work. Not too bad really…
But the warm gray won everyone over. The clients decided to redo the work and move forward on a path that would make this large investment feel justified!
Thankful for the fast-turn help, they asked me for a pile of business cards to give to their contractor, hoping he could save others the anguish. This is not the first time I’ve been called into a siding scenario! For a small percentage of the total cost, consider hiring a colorist/designer to help you feel confident in your new plan. You know where to find me.
I will let you know how this turns out! Landscaping and all…
Cheers to resolution! I think they will be much happier this time around.