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Soulful Pilates Studio: Challenge: Create a serene, yet energetic atmosphere with warm colors in a new pilates studio located in an intimate, neighborhood setting. Solution: The exterior of the door was already painted in an earthy red, and we took that idea to the interior, as an accent to create energy. Three tones of inter-related ochre yellow warm the tall space without making it too busy. San Francisco, Ca.

Twin Peaks Condo Building: A Semi-Industrial Look The dark trim and garage color, and warm wood-slatted front door ground the building, offering a sense of support and solidity underneath the overhanging windows. San Francisco, Ca. http://www.artifactorystudio.com/work/portfolio_color/col_more/gallery_col_cor_b.html

Ashbury Heights Victorian: Challenge: Pull together disparate and varied details of the exterior into a pleasing and coherent whole. Create a more elegant and integrated look. Solution: Reverse the darker trim/pale body color scheme to create a greater sense of solidity, coherence and elegance. use a system of related hues for the body, trim and details. San Francisco, Ca. http://www.artifactorystudio.com/work/portfolio_color/col_more/portfolio_col_del.html

NoPa Victorian: The front door and window sashes were painted in deeper but related hue to the house body color. The door and sashes serve as accents, and add a bit of "pop" to the exterior. San Francisco, Ca. Done in conjunction with Modamas Fine Painting. http://www.artifactorystudio.com/work/portfolio_color/col_ext/portfolio_col_brod_a.html

20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

We love this pale yellow door! 19 more ways to improve your curb appeal

Pacific Heights Residence: Challenge: Support the strong lines and stately look of the house without allowing it to get too heavy. Solution: Support the Client's choice of a saturated, complex hue for the house body, offset it with a clean, bright white for the trim, and accent with a brown hue for specific details.San Francisco, Ca. Done in conjunction with Modamas Fine Painting. http://www.artifactorystudio.com/work/portfolio_color/col_ext/portfolio_col_pierc.html