When selecting a colour scheme for the outside of a building, you and your clients need to choose carefully. I general, the shades used should be beautifully simple and timeless, because with Weathershield, they won?t be redecorating again for up to 15 years. Neutrals are usually a safe choice, but that can be limiting if your clients want something different. This is where our colour experts come in. The newly renovated Weathershield colour guide offers not only classic choices but a range of fresh and on-trend colours and schemes that all have been selected by our in-house colour team for their long-lasting appeal. Whether you?re dealing with a period property, a new build, or a site-specific brief, these six schemes offer something for every job.
Neutrals and stones
Subtle and warm neutrals are a failsafe choice for exterior masonry and trim. From softer, almost pastel-hued chalky tones to darker muted shades, the palette shown in our new Weathershield professional colour guide works in any combination, so you and your clients can rest assured that their facade will always look good. Pick three shades for a beautifully sophisticated look; one colour for the masonry, one for render and one for trim ? try a trio of Chalk coast, Ash White and Vandyke.
Whites & Greys
Greys are more popular than ever, so give your clients? exteriors an up-to-date look with a crisp scheme of Timeless, Frosted Grey and Stormy Retreat. Versatile and elegant, there?s something for every exterior and environment in our greys and whites palette; softer, warm greys such as Chiltern Grey will suit rural cottages, while at the darker end of the spectrum, Graphica Grey will make a striking feature of a 1950s wood-clad home.
Reds and Terracottas
North-facing properties would benefit best from warm reds, oranges and terracottas, as these shades will help counteract the weak, blue-tinged light of a north-facing aspect. Contrast a lighter peachy shade with a rich darker shade for a harmonising shade with depth, such as Burnt Cherry and Almost Apricot. Sounds good enough to eat?
Blues and Lavenders
Blues are known to be calming and serene, so choosing a blue-toned scheme for an exterior is a good way to go if you?re looking for a scheme that?s sympathetic to the surroundings of the building, but still stands out. Grey-blues on the brickwork of a country cottage will give it an alluring, yet not too pretty, edge, while a darker navy blue on the trim of a townhouse will look smart without the sombre feeling of black. Try a combination of Lilac Pearl and Midnight for a classic two-tone scheme.
Greens and Emeralds
From classic Racing Green to muted tweedy greens and fresh willow shades, green is a colour with many ties to British heritage, so this colour family is naturally suited to period homes and buildings. Front doors and garage doors in particular look well dressed in a saturated verdant shade, whereas masonry looks elegant in lighter stone-like tones or fresh minty hues. Don?t be afraid to mix bright, clean colours such as Silver Mint with soft muted shades such as Waxed Green ? they?re natural companions as they come from the same section of the colour wheel and are harmonious colours.