In 2018, ANY HOMEOWNER in the city will be eligible for grant awards that use these historic colors. Paint Fulton – Find Your Color provides Fulton residents with a selection of historic color schemes to use for painting their homes. Up to 50 possible combinations of colors are possible when using the 10 schemes (See how on the Fulton Block Builders Website). Only the colors within a single scheme can be used. Property owners do not have to use all of the colors in a scheme, but must use at least two out of the 4 available (body, trim, accent, bonus colors).
Homeowners can fill out a simple application. If your application is approved, paint your house using one of the historic color schemes. The entire house must be painted, and if the project is completed by October 31, 2018, you will receive up to $500.00 reimbursement check.
What’s more - you can combine the Paint Fulton Bonus with the FBB Block Challenge Award and the corner bonus. Giving one homeowner a chance for up to $2,000.00 in reimbursements. Awardees will have a photo of their home featured on the Fulton Block Builders website and Facebook page.
Find Your Color was prepared by Architectural Historian, Susan Arena, who grew up in Fulton but now resides and works in the greater Boston area. Find Your Color provides definitions to help homeowners decide what style their home is. Once the style is determined, homeowners may select an approved color scheme from the coordinating chart, found in the Paint Colors section. By using the charts, each style can identify acceptable paint colors and where to use them appropriately. “Please note that these paint schemes are guidelines and the application of colors to specific elements will vary depending on the intricacy of the design. If you have questions or need assistance, I am happy to talk with any homeowner.” said Arena.
Today Susan is an Architectural Historian and meets the Secretary of the Interior's professional qualification standards, in the areas of Architectural History and Historic Preservation. It is Susan’s love of history, her hometown and her keen sense of community that has led her to volunteer to put together historical paint palettes for homeowners in the city of Fulton to refer to.