Choosing the right color for your home can, for some, be a daunting task. Whether it’s freshening up the home exterior or having fun with some colors for the interior of your house, it’s certainly important to consider a few things. In Fort Collins and Northern Colorado as a whole, most neighborhoods have a Homeowner’s Association that provides guidelines on paint schemes and a process by which owner’s need to get their colors “approved.” This is one reason why Mile High Coatings provides free paint samples.
You can see in the before photo that there is the desired or proposed paint color scheme on the garage door. This is a common place to do the samples because it often includes other elements of the home exterior, such brick, stone, stucco, wood accents, etc. This particular home is in the Fossil Lake Ranch subdivision in Fort Collins. The neighborhood is approximately 20 years old, certainly with homes newer than that as it has been built out.
The color scheme, in general, is a desirable combination of medium gray (with a green undertone) called Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin-Williams. The trim is a popular white called Dover White and the accent is Tricorn Black. Here in Northern Colorado, satin tends to be the desired sheen for exterior composite siding and many other substrates. For their home, the customer opted for our 10-year warranty upgrade: a Lifetime warranty caulk and Duration exterior from Sherwin-Williams. The satin sheen with Duration paint certainly stands out and will provide many years of wear against our intense climate. For its age, the house was in good condition overall and it had the original contractor paint job on it. After completing this project, we expect this paint job to last for over 10 years!