Archive for the 'House Paint Colors' Category

New Orleans House Paint Colors: Yellow, white, rust, blue

I love everything about this new paint job. The yellow exterior and fancy corbels are bright and cheery. Wouldn’t it be nice if all paint stayed looking as fresh as when it was new? Dreaming. Then, the white in-between the slats of siding sets them off nicely. The red/rust shutters and door screens pop nicely. [...]

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New Orleans House Paint Colors — Blue, white and burgundy

I love this blue double shotgun Victorian. But what really makes it shine is the bright lime green of the chairs and table and the big burgundy pot on top. Who knew that was magic? Here are the colors that make the whole thing happen: • Siding and attic window frame: Blue • Door frames, fascia [...]

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New Orleans House Paint Colors: Dusty rose, hunter green and butterscotch

I feel delighted every time I walk past this house. How do people come up with these combinations? And I love the etched-glass door. Here’s what we’ve got: • Siding: Dusty rose • Porch deck, shutters and mullion detail: Hunter green • Porch railings, fascia, moldings, window frames and door frame: Butterscotch • Metal work: Black See more house [...]

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New Orleans House Paint Colors: Red and green

How cute is this 1866 double shotgun in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans? And just in time for Christmas. What makes this charming house so unusual is that only two colors are used. Here’s what they did: Siding, doors, shutters: Red Quoins, door frames, window frames: Hunter green  That’s it. Short, sweet, simple and [...]

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New Orleans House Paint Colors — Lower 9th Ward

This beautifully restored little cottage is right on the levee in the Holy Cross area of the Lower 9th Ward. The exterior colors include: • House siding: Bright yellow • Doors, window mullions and foundation: Pumpkin orange • Door jambs, door trim, window frames, fascia, and corner quoins: Periwinkle blue • Steps, cornice above windows: [...]

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The New Orleans Healing Center rises from the post-Katrina muck

My heart goes out to the victims of Hurricane Irene. I feel your pain. (And I promise not ask this inane question: Why would you live/rebuild where hurricanes can hit? I’ve been to Vermont. I know why you live there.) Six years ago, when the federal levee system failed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, [...]

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New Orleans House Paint Colors: Periwinkle Blue, Yellow and White

How can you go wrong with this combination? (click on photo for a larger view) This lovely raised Creole cottage just off Marconi near City Park is luminous with its periwinkle lap siding, softly yellow doors and bright white trim. It’s simple and stunning. Siding: Periwinkle blue Trim: White Doors: Yellow Roofing: Gray

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New Product Review: KILZ Clean Start Primer

One day, when I wasn’t looking, my once-charming front porch went from shabby chic to just plain disgusting. I waited for the crew from HGTV’s Curb Appeal to show up. When they didn’t come, I decided to take on the job. Here’s the porch I started with: As you can see, I had many challenges: [...]

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New Orleans House Colors: French Quarter

This stucco building on Esplanade Avenue in the French Quarter is so extremely attractive. Strange as it sounds, this home has elements of a fairly typical Victorian color scheme. I could almost eat it. Here are the colors involved: • Stucco: Coral • Shutters: Periwinkle blue • Columns, window frames, door frames: Ecru • Column bases: Terra [...]

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