70/20/10 Rule – Westminster, Colorado

This home’s color scheme is a perfect representation of what we like to call the “70/20/10” rule. The body color will be 70% of what people see on your home. For this reason, it is recommended to use more subdued colors. The trim will be 20% of what is seen, and the accent color will be 10%. Trim and accent colors can be bolder and richer and still remain pleasing to the eye. For this home, Sherwin Williams’ Tricorn Black was used as an accent. Its rich, sharp darkness is a perfect accent color, but if it were used as the body color, its boldness would not fit.

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