Black & White Wonder

A weatherboard Queenslander makes a dramatic transformation in a black and white colour scheme.

The owner of this century-old timber home in Clayfield has style.

After completing a stunning renovation of the bathrooms, the owner turned her impeccable eye for design to the exterior – but it has not all been smooth sailing.

The client’s previous painter quoted – and delivered – a cheap job, which had to be cut short and underwent investigation by the Master Painters. This left her unhappy and seeking a professional service.

Brisbane’s Signature Painters came to the rescue and asked us to help the owner choose her new colour scheme.

Together we worked through dark grey-browns, but inspiration can in the form of a dark charcoal house in a nearby neighbourhood and Colorbond Monument was selected to be the wall colour.

The owner knew she wanted black and white for the trims, so we fine-tuned which would go where in a series of digital overlays to get the colour design just right.

The newly replaced gutters were already black, so that was a no-brainer.

We continued the black on the handrails, post knobs and finials.

The remaining trims, including post moulds, veranda brackets, balustrade, fascia and window hoods were chosen to be in Lexicon Quarter for high contrast.

We had originally selected Antique White USA for the white, which worked with the original dark grey-browns we were looking at, but it looked too creamy against the Monument walls so we had to switch whites.

Lexicon Quarter is just about as white as paint can be while still maintaining good colour coverage, so was the perfect choice for a super high contrast black and white colour scheme.

The result is a dynamic, head-turning colour design which will stand out in a neighbourhood of beautifully renovated houses.

This Queenslander in Clayfield (in Brisbane’s inner north), looks stunning in a high contrast black and white colour scheme. The client had a fairly good idea about what she wanted to achieve with the colours, but needed assistance to get the design just right – our colour overlays helped her visualise how the property could look and we locked in her colour schedule to hand over to the painter.