Source: blog.davinciroofscapes.comBy: Kate Smith
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What is a fixed feature? When I refer to a fixed feature, I am talking about any element on the exterior of the home that is not likely to change or at least not anytime soon. These are what most homeowners consider the permanent parts of their home and include the foundation, stone, brick, partial stone or brick facades, pathways, retaining walls and of course the roof. Fixed Feature = Permanent Design ElementEach of the fixed features may be a different material but will usually have a common color or color cast. This is what allows these elements to work together and gives the home a cohesive look.
Once you identify the common color, you can use that color to find colors for siding, trim, shingles and front door that will work well for your home. Let me give you a few examples so you can see why it is important to consider the fixed features when choosing your color scheme.
When you are selecting a new green roofing option for a home that has stone details, make sure to find a color that pairs well with the colors in the stone without competing for attention. By pairing the colors of these two important permanent features you will have more options for the colors you use on the siding and trim.Even when the color works, a home having the fixed features all in the same color range is a better solution. So, as you consider your color scheme, always remember to look first at the fixed features of your home. If the colors of those elements harmonize, the task of finding other colors will be a breeze. If not, then the task isn't as easy because you will need to find a color that works with one or more permanent colors. This is not always easy and you may want to consider asking a professional color consultant to help you.