House Colors

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-10
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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Painting the home is the top DIY project amongst most home improvement store customers, yet selecting paint colours can be overwhelming. Exterior paint colours are particularly tricky and risky because of the large scale and varying light conditions. This comprehensive, visual guide to choosing exterior house paint reveals everything a homeowner needs to know to eliminate painting anxiety and achieve professional results.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 8
Selecting Colors for Your Homep. 11
What You Need to Know about Using This Bookp. 14
The Basicsp. 16
Colorp. 16
Paintp. 21
Roof Shinglesp. 25
Colonial Colorp. 27
Cottage Colorp. 53
Craftsman Colorp. 83
Mediterranean Colorp. 111
Modern Colorp. 153
Townhouse Colorp. 191
Traditional Colorp. 203
Tudor Colorp. 229
Victorian Colorp. 249
Inspirational Design Ideasp. 276
Sense of Placep. 276
The Focal Pointp. 278
Landscapingp. 280
The Detailsp. 280
Color and Product Specifications by House Numberp. 296
Resourcesp. 320
Glossaryp. 330
Bibliographyp. 331
Acknowledgmentsp. 332
More Thanksp. 334
Photography Creditsp. 336
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The fresh, saturated green and white colors on this charming Craftsman are seen through trees that separate the house from the city street.

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