MAUMEE, OHIO - Like brightly-colored sprinkles on the top of cupcakes, decorative urethane pieces from Fypon can add colorful touches to any home. The new 36-page FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior downloadable guide provides color palette options for seven different home styles and makes it easy for homeowners to "sprinkle" their home exteriors with low-maintenance trim options.
"Painted crossheads or pediments that sit above windows or doors can help draw the entire color palette together for a home while providing instant curb appeal," says Kate Smith, author of the online ebook and chief color maven at Sensational Color. "I take a 'top down' approach to adding color to the home, starting first with the roof and working my way down to the siding, windows and entry door.
"The final accents are the trim pieces ... and here's where you can have colorful fun with your home exterior. While white trim is always striking on a home and can be a great contrast to darker colors, you can paint mouldings, brackets, trellis systems or louvers in a wide array of colors to truly highlight your home exterior. For example, a home with an overall green palette could use cream- or driftwood-colored accent pieces. Or, a Victorian-style home could use mouldings in shades of fuchsia or purples to set off its trim."
Thousands of easy-to-paint millwork pieces from Fypon come pre-primed and ready to paint. The low-maintenance decorative urethane products resist insects, warping, humidity and rotting for years of lasting beauty.
“There are so many wonderful color combinations that are striking on different styles of homes,” says Smith. “The thing I really like about adding the Fypon products to the home exterior is that these are detailed, architecturally-accurate millwork pieces that give a homeowner unlimited ways to embellish a home's exterior."
The specific home styles addressed in the FRESH Color Schemes for Your Home Exterior guide include Ranch, Colonial, Bungalow, Victorian, Spanish Mission, European and New American. Smith offers several color combinations for each style’s exterior along with tips for making homes complement their neighborhood settings.
The comprehensive and colorful online piece was a collaborative effort of Smith and several building product manufacturers, including DaVinci Roofscapes®, Fypon, Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru. The free color guide is located on each company’s web site (go to http://www.fypon.com/design/ to download from the Fypon website), plus on the www.sensationalcolor.com website developed by Smith. Her first ebook in the series, FRESH Home Exterior Colors, is also available for free on both websites. That 30-page step-by-step tutorial provides insights on adding color to the home exterior by using the FRESH approach, which stands for Fixed features, Regional colors, Environment and surroundings, Style of the home, and Have-to-use colors.
Fypon offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-proof, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.