Stone is one of the bossiest fixed elements on a house. Your choice of stone will determine all the rest of your colour options.
Choosing the best stone for your house or correctly identifying the colours in your current stone is critical. I can help you really see what’s going on in any stone you may be considering or already have and use that knowledge to move forward in your plans for your exterior.
Each and every recommendation is from Maria directly. The eDesign team packages her advice into a clear presentation for you and handles communication and client support.
This is colour advice from Maria via photos and email.
Whether you’re selecting stone for your home or looking to coordinate the rest of your home with the stone that’s already there, it’s important to accurately identify all the neutral undertones and colours in the stone in order to know which colours are appropriate for the rest of the house.
- Which stone is right for my house?
- Does stone work for the style of my house?
- How do I decide exactly where my stone will be placed, I’m not sure if I like the current layout?
- How do I combine stone and brick in a classic way?
- Can you help me choose the right stone colours?
We can choose the exact manufactured stone colour for you, however natural stone (like granite slabs) vary greatly in terms of colour and pattern, and what is available in your area. We will make a recommendation based on what is available and it is critical that you get a decent sized sample of the actual stone under consideration.
Ideally, you will have a physical sample of the stone you are considering and photograph it outdoors in daylight against a white backdrop. More than one stone option is always better. This will greatly expedite the consultation.
If we are choosing a stone based on a supplier’s website, it is a preliminary suggestion and rests on a follow up test of the physical sample.
This is a colour recommendation only, it is up to you and your contractor to narrow down the product type that you need prior to this consultation. We will weigh in on the choice of shape if we think it is less than ideal for the style of your house.
It’s also helpful if you have photos of a house you really like. And if you haven’t found one, don’t worry, you are not alone (it’s rare that I drive by a house with stone, or a house that has a combination of stone and brick that I actually like).
The vast majority of stone on the market dictates a very earthy colour palette, not fresh and classic. It’s what makes this consultation so important because if you get this piece wrong, you will be disappointed with your house no matter what you do with the rest of it.
Maria has worked with thousands of clients will all imaginable types finishes and colours. This service provides guidance for DIY decorating so it’s rare to have after photos that are worth posting, because they require professional styling and photography. This is why you won’t see many of them on the blog.
Your Colour Solution will arrive within 5-7 business days.
Note: Exterior Colour Solution is a residential service. Please contact us for a quote for commercial property inquiries.
DESIGN CONSULTATION GUARANTEE AND REFUND
You have paid for our time so if for some reason you move or something changes before you can implement our recommendations there will be no refund. We want you to be happy, so if there is an issue other than personal preference we ask that you share photos of your colour testing and any objections or concerns you might have and give us the opportunity to tweak our selections before you reject them outright.
Please note, we will not provide a refund unless we have had the chance to make adjustments to our initial recommendations.
Refunds for UNUSED consultations processed after 60 days are subject to an administrative fee of 5% of the total purchase price.