Behind the Scenes at the Newton Project—House Colors!
There’s lots of painting going on at the 1879 Italianate foursquare house in Newton, both inside and out. Choosing colors is a perennial puzzler for many remodelers, and the family at Newton consulted with interior designer Chloe Rideout, who created digital renderings to show various combinations—a particularly helpful process for exterior colors. “It took a lot of time to decide, and we probably won’t really know if it’s right until it’s all done,” confessed homeowner Joe Delfino. To transform the formerly pale exterior, Joe and Liz chose a five-color scheme featuring richer hues typical of the Victorian era: dark sage for the first-floor clapboards (HardiePlank siding in Mountain Sage); light sage for the upper-story shingles (Maibec shingles in Wild Sage); Benjamin Moore’s White Sand (No. 964) for the trim, Hodley Red (HC-65) for brackets and other trim accents, and Black PM-9 for the back doors.