Commercial / Institutional

Stuart Stark is an expert in historic colour schemes. With thirty years of research in appropriate paints and colour placement, he researches, samples and microscopically analyses paint samples to ascertain the original paint colors and finishes on a building. He draws the facade, showing colour placement and supervises painters during the implementation of the newly restored colour scheme.

Original colour schemes usually look best on a heritage building because the original architect used colour as part of his architectural design – to either accentuate certain parts of the building, or to de-emphasize other parts.

The translation of traditional building materials of a Commercial building – such a stone or terra-cotta into more available or affordable wood or metalwork – demands an understanding of the original design intent of the building, and the correct application of colour in the correct location in order to once again reveal the original design of the building as intended by the architect when the building was built.