#1: Existing colors. I found it difficult to work with the photo, and the values were very deceptive, so now we are working with an elevation rendering. Note how the architectural details are lost in this monochromatic scheme. I also left the wooden screen door in this picture. Click on the image for a larger version (the colors are more vivid in the large versions, for some reason) .

White

Medium Blue-Gray


#2: Most of these colors are from the Sherwin-Williams Arts and Crafts swatchbook, if you want to follow along at home.A few are Pratt & Lambert Historical Colors. Body color is listed first, then major trim, minor trim, and shutters.

Roycroft Suede

Roycroft Vellum

Roycroft Copper Red

Bunglehouse Blue.


#3: Moving away from the yellowy-brown to a more neutral gray-brown, but adding back some yellow in the trim.

Weathered Shingle

[pale cream] (haven't found a swatch yet)

Roycroft Copper Red

Bunglehouse Blue.


#4: Same trim as #2 with a honey-colored base. The front door is the original dark-stained wood.

Birdseye Maple

Roycroft Vellum

Roycroft Copper Red

Bunglehouse Blue.



#5: A bold combination from the S-W swatchbook. Contrasting light trim really makes the rafter details stand out.

Roycraft Bronze Green

Birdseye Maple

Weathered Shingle

Roycroft Copper Red.


#6: This is my reconstruction of the previous paint scheme. [Further explanation: While doing some repairs I found traces of the gray and yellow colors underneath some trim. The red color is still visible around the front window, and in worn spots on the screen doors. My guess is that these colors date from the 1920s, but that the house has been white since the 1940s at least.]

Hammered Silver

Birdseye Maple

Roycroft Copper Red.


#7: This is another combination from the swatchbook.

Roycraft Brass

Roycroft Suede

Polished Mahogany

Roycroft Bottle Green


#8: Tommer suggested Pantone 444, a medum gray with a hint of green.

Pantone 444

Roycroft Vellum

Roycroft Copper Red

Heron (P&L)


#9: Tommer also suggested another Pantone color, which I found a good match for in P&L.

Olive Fog (P&L)

Roycroft Vellum

Aurora Brown

Heron (P&L)


#10: I have to say, compared to the earthy Arts & Crafts tones, my original idea looks pretty weak. Pretty, but weak.

[pale yellow]

[warm white]

Russet (P&L)

[periwinkle]


#11: A light sage green has a little more presence. On this variation I painted the corner sticks the trim color — I had been leaving them body color, because on the more contrasty schemes they seemed to add an unwanted vertical emphasis.

Sage Gray (P&L)

Roycroft Vellum

Weathered Shingle

Leafy Bower (P&L)


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