605 Monroe Street, Newport

This job came as we were painting next door. The homeowner watched us add color and bring out the detail in his neighbor’s house and asked us what it would take to do the same to his. Since the paint was fairly fresh with attractive but boring colors, it was easy to isolate some of the architectural details and paint them to stand out. We started with a slightly deeper shade of an existing color for the trim, then added a little red and metallic copper highlights. Now this historic home in Newport’s Mansion Hill is distinctive again.

Before. Nicely painted, but dull.