You Won't Believe These Ugly-Duckling Makeovers!
Color Coded: After
Architectural color consultant Amy Wax added definition to the facade and its unique windows and decorative trim by brushing on contrast. Along with dusky blue for the siding, she chose ivory for the trim, gold for the windows and stair risers, and—in a nod to the roofs and chimney—burgundy for key accents. The formerly bleak exterior acquired more character as well as engagingly "distinct planes," as Wax puts it. Manicured plantings contribute to the finished look.