Funny how trends establish themselves. When the neighborhood, actually a small city smack dab in the middle of Houston, started to redevelop houses were red brick Georgian style. Then came stucco followed by stucco with touches of stone. Over the years our little city took on a whole new look.
Though it seems impossible that redevelopment hasn’t run its course, such is not the case. Older houses continue to be replaced by new ones with amenities more suitable to today’s lifestyle. What many have in common is white!
For sure, new construction is all about white.
No matter the style, white is the choice for the exterior.
Here and there are touches of color, but white still dominates.
Even the original bungalows, once a natural brick, are yielding to the trend.
Right along with white is another common feature, especially in new construction, That is large paned windows framed in black. I notice that some houses built in the last two decades are updating to incorporate the new look windows. Pella must be loving the popularity of its product!
The good news is that all these houses are not next to one another so there remains an eclectic look to the neighborhood. As for me, I’ve not yet followed the trend but look to nature for sources of color inspiration. But, you know what? One of these days the colors will fade to an almost white. By then, white will likely be out of style!
How about where you live? Do you see trends that change with the decade?