Exterior Colors



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Give your home a new identity with an appropriate and well-chosen exterior paint color scheme. Paint color is the single most effective way to change the personality of your house and transform it to its best advantage. Your home's value will increase and it will improve the overall appearance of your neighborhood.

An exterior paint color consultation is designed to alleviate the anxiety and reduce the risk of selecting paint colors and determining paint color placement.

Whether you are a developer, builder, architect or homeowner, you will benefit from carefully selected exterior paint colors.

Exterior Consultation Includes:

  • Phone intake interview
  • Paint color selection(s) for body color, trim, accent colors
  • Two copies of color specifications (One for you, one for your painter)
  • Color placement maps


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Exterior Consultation Rates:

  • $250 for Mini-Consultation (quick expert input to access your home or answer a specific color question)
  • $650 for One Scheme (includes colors for the house, trim, shutters, doors, garage doors, windows, porch floor and ceiling, etc...)
  • $850 for Two schemes (gives you a second, completely different color scheme option to consider)
  • $1200 for Three Schemes (gives you a third, completely different option from the other two)

Victorian "Painted Ladies" are priced individually, depending upon the complexity of the project. Please contact me to discuss.

Yes, I'd like an exterior consultation.

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Exterior Consultation: Here's what to expect:

You take photographs of your house and fill out the short Client Profile Form, which tells me about your home and your objectives.

You may describe your color preferences or indicate them using paint chips. Include any samples that you feel will give me a better idea of your style and tastes (i.e., magazine pictures, photographs of other homes).

You may send your info by mail or electronically. I will e-mail you with confirmation of receipt when your package arrives. I familiarize myself with your homes' particular architectural features and read through your objectives to determine the best color options for you, starting with the house body color. I will call you to discuss any questions or concerns. Personalized paint color scheme(s) will then be created for you to consider.

Color scheme(s) will be sent back to you with accompanying paint color chips and color numbers from readily available national paint manufacturers. Each color scheme consists of a harmonious set of colors for the house body, trim and accents, such as doors, shutters and porches. These colors work together to enhance the architecture. Every color scheme meets your stated personal criteria.

Placement maps are included. Color placement is indicated on reproductions of your photos or "painted" onto your architectural elevations. These "placement maps" indicate where each color goes (house body, trim, doors, window sashes, porch, etc.) and give you a clearer idea how your house will look. It is also a helpful tool to provide to your painter.

After you receive and review your package, we have a follow-up phone call to discuss your project. This must occur within four weeks receipt of your package while your project is fresh in my mind. Once the phone consultation has concluded, any additional work will be on a fee for service basis. Questions that come up during the selection process may be addressed by phone and/or email.


© Brian Vanden Brink
Builder: Phi Home Designs
Architectural Design: Eric Allyn Camden, ME