Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Textures, Materials, and Painting
This Sydney home, painted by Sydney Master Painters Courtney & Wise, uses neutral shades of grey and white throughout. Different textures keep the look lively, fresh, and anything but neutral.
The variety of materials also brings challenges for painting. You can see below that there is a textured stucco finish, brick, glass, wooden shingles, and the simple wood of window casements and trim. Choosing just the right shades to spotlight the architectural features is key to getting this kind of look, but choosing the right paint for each material is also essential. Each material also has to be prepped correctly to get a good, long-lasting finish.
The variety continues at ground level, as you can see below. Concrete, stone, the cheerful metal bistro table and chairs, planters, and tile add even more texture.
When you want a nearly monochromatic look, be sure to use lots of different textures to keep warmth in your final effect. This building has a very welcoming, charming air. Nothing stark about it.
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