A Beautiful Exterior Transformation With Before & After Photos

July 27, 2019

It has been a busy season for me with exterior paint color consultations and I really enjoy helping with color questions.  I especially love when the client sends me AFTER photos! Like my new friend Bethany who wrote asking if I would help her select paint colors for her home’s exterior:

Bethany new Front

Beth first wrote that she found me on Pinterest. She was ready to paint over the brick and needed a little color help. I told her that it is always harder to choose color for your own home! Isn’t that so true? She was actually getting her home ready to sell and wanted to brighten it up a bit. Here is the before:

Bethany before

She tried a couple color suggestions I knew would work well and decided Revere Pewter was the winner. When it came time to select trim colors, she wrote, “I’m actually interested in going a little darker for trim. I’m hoping to find something that matches my roof well (a darker gray maybe). Would you mind taking a look at my roof again and seeing if you can “pull” a slightly darker than revere pewter gray color?” “Perfect,” I said to her. I had just wrote about using darker trim here. I thought it was a great idea:

Bethany roof

I suggested SW 7048 Urbane Bronze for the trim which is a beautiful color. They decided to use a flat paint finish for the walls and trim. A flat paint finish is more popular, interior and exterior and I like the flat. It will show up a slight bit darker without the sheen on it but not too much.


Another before:


beth before

And After:

Bethany front porch

They decided to also paint the garage doors in Revere Pewter in a flat finish. The front door was painted with Urbane Bronze in a semi gloss finish.

Bethany new Front


bethany before2

Bethany front after

I think they did a wonderful job! It definitely looks brighter and happier.I know they have a great chance of selling their home for more with the paint transformation. Thank you so much for sharing Bethany!!

Have a wonderful Summer weekend everyone!




  1. Must be too early in the morning for me to read this, but is the brick Revere Pewter? I thought Revere Pewter was gray, but the brick looks white! No? Shows how bad I am at color…maybe Revere Pewter looks white in that light? It looks absolutely beautiful!! Have been wanting to do the same thing to our brick and I never would have considered Revere Pewter in a million years! Guess that’s why we need color consultations with you!

  2. Revere Pewter definitely looks lighter on the exterior. I would not have thought to put it with Urbane Bronze, though. Looks gorgeous.

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