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The Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home







The Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home

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Painting the exterior of a home is a large and costly project – yet homeowners have long been forced to decide on a color scheme based only on a tiny swatch or a paint brochure. Now, nationally recognized color consultant Bonnie Rosser Krims shares a fool-proof method for selecting and combining exterior paint colors. This unique guidebook presents thirty distinct color schemes – complete with color reference numbers from the major paint manufacturers – along with beautiful, full-color photograp

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  • Kate Smart says:
    48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Disappointing, September 23, 2003
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    Kate Smart (Private) –

    This review is from: The Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home (Paperback)
    Anyone using this book as a means by which to choose paint colours, is making a huge mistake. Like most books of this genre, it is candy for the eye – you may be inspired, but to go out and use the same colours as in the book is foolish.
    The homes featured in this book are mostly country, or traditional. Any paint colour you choose is dramatically influenced by the architecture of your home, the climate in which you live, whether it faces north or south, etc. The homes in this book seem to exist in isolation on snowy plains or country acreage unobstructed by neighbours, power-lines, garages, etc. She does not talk about size at all. For example: a tall skinny home, with little architectural detail, painted fire engine red will not look nearly as charming as a cosy cottage with heavy moldings and shutters. There is little mention of accent, or trim colours. It is a flimsy read – if you love the idea of a yellow home (as I do) you will only find ONE yellow house. There is only ONE red house. A better book would have shown pictures of 4 or 5 homes, in different styles, painted red, yellow, blue, etc. We’re talking about photographs here – why not include more? A better option for house paint ideas is to drive around your neighbourhood, which shares the same light, climate, etc. as your own. Find a few houses you really like, then ask the owners what colour they used.
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  • Andrea In L..A. says:
    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Check your zip code before buying, May 22, 2002
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    Andrea In L..A. (Los Angeles, CA USA) –

    This review is from: The Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home (Paperback)
    I bought this book with great anticipation, having heard it was the “bible” of exterior color selection. It may be, if you live in New England or San Francisco. The vast majority of the houses used as examples are Victorian gingerbread, Cape Cod or Colonial. For our California Spanish stucco (an architecture style common in other parts of the country as well), there wasn’t a single example that translated.
    I truly wasn’t expecting to see a twin of our house in any book; I WAS expecting recommendations consistent with a much wider range of styles and exterior finishes that would be applicable to far more homeowners across the country, if not around the world. Many of the lovely color schemes that work beautifully on wood would be unattractive and inappropriate on stucco. So pass this by unless the style of your home is the same as the author’s bent.
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  • Anonymous says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    American in Tokyo Returning to the US, March 17, 2002
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home (Paperback)
    We have been living in Japan for the past 3 years, but are about to move back to our house in the states. We plan to do some major redecorating once we return. We also want to paint the outside of our house a different color. Right now it is off-white. I have the book, The Perfect Palette, which I used to choose all the interior colors for my rooms three years ago. I emailed the author asking her to consider publishing a book for exterior paint colors. And here it is! I was so excited to find it on Amazon. The book couldn’t be nicer. It has large, beautiful photographs of houses that are divided into color chapters. So, if you want a yellow house, you turn to the yellow chapter and flip through page after page of gorgeous yellow houses, all painted in different shades of yellow. And, you get the actual paint number and the brand of paint that was used on every single house in the book. I couldn’t believe it. This sure is going to make my job easy and enjoyable. This book gives you everything you could possibly ask for in an exterior paint color guide. It’s fantastic!
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