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Welcome to ExteriorColorDesign.com, a division of Cooper Stepp & Associates, Inc. a full service branding agency located in Coppell, Texas.


The Art of Colorful Exterior Design starts with branding at your buildings doorstep.

Your color curb appeal, whether paint, landscape design and colorful flower design, or signage attract attention.             


   The degree or depth of paint color tones, all comes in to play when when setting a look for your image. Color can cost a business foot traffic & clients, or draw traffic in the door and make is successful. Color can sell, it's the forgotten amenity for many companies.  What does your exterior say about your company image? 

Signage Color plays a very important role in complementing your exterior design. Notice the previous colors chosen and the changes made.  We took in to account all colors involved with this project. 
The Exterior is an extension of the interior.
Don't let the colors conflict with each other, you will have a site that makes the cones of your eyes react in such a way that the message it sends to your brain won't be a compliment. 

Have you ever driven by a building and thought.. "What were they thinking?"
They weren't thinking. They don't think about the amount of light, amount of landscape, concrete, glass color, water reflection,  window frame color, window treatment color, shingles, and so on. We have to take into account alot of exterior elements when we design exterior colors, including paint manufacturers colorants and acrylics and binders.

MIXED USE - MULTIFAMILY- COMMERCIAL- RESIDENTIAL

Whether its New Construction, Exterior Repaints, Rehabs or Upgrades, no amount of schooling can train a person on how to choose colors. It requires years of on-site knowledge to understand the drying effects of paint on substrates, environmental issues and industry trends. Additional knowledge from working with paint & understanding the effects of colorants, paint bases & depth of color is necessary.

Business & Colors - Knowing what colors will attract potential Buyers/Residents/Clients (creating traffic) for your business & what offends (less traffic & vacancy increases/loss of revenue).

Commercial/Retail Owners - ask yourself - Do you attract customers to your location with your color design? How does your exterior color design reflect on your image? Are you losing drive by traffic because of your look? Is your color design targeting your market?

Increase the perception of Value through Color.
Just a few of our Clients..


AIMCO - ALLIANCE COMMUNITIES - AMLI - ARCHSTONE - BRISTOL DEVELOPMENT - CREEKWOOD/TONTI - CUMBERLAND ALLEGANCE - CWS - DEC MANAGEMENT - FIRST WORTHING - GABLES - HALL FINANCIAL - HILLWOOD - ING CLARION - JPI - LANDMARK RESIDENTIAL - LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY - LUMACORP - MID AMERICA - MYAN MANAGEMENT - PACE REALTY - PARKLAND DEVELOPMENT - PERFORMANCE - PRINCIPAL - ROCKWOOD RESIDENTIAL - SHAMROCK - T.F. STONE - TARRAGON - TRAMMELL CROW - TRIVEST REAL ESTATE - WESTDALE ASSET - WEST WORLD

Not only does color play on people's emotions & bring a ROI to the community. The paint base & sheen are just as important to the Owner. The grade & quality of the chemicals of paint needs to be matched to the applied substrate.  The days of slapping paint up to make it pretty are over, there are more behind the scenes that take place when designing.

In order to "see" the color there needs to be depth, this is achieved by having the correct mix of base & color to the substrate. 

The picture above only gives you a glimpse of the depth of color, to see this in person will show you how getting the correct mix works. Since the colors have gone up, the owner has had an increase in drive by traffic, increased occupancy & rent. Residents are adding to the neighborhood feel by decorating their balconies & planting flowers.