California dream house comes to life with Valspar's Kameleon Colors

Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to represent you and your home takes time and consideration.

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December 16, 2015 |
Jeff Alexander

When Ilhan and Kamer Eser embarked on building their new house in the California countryside, they decided to build it exactly the way they wanted it. Their new net-zero home is powered by renewable energy, and the energy-efficient design features metal panels—with vibrant Valspar coatings.

Typically, when designing a net-zero home, energy efficiency is a very high priority, allowing a more modestly sized solar and geothermal system to provide all the energy the home uses throughout the year. The home has a number of energy-saving features, including a solar reflective Valspar Fluropon SR coating on the roof to minimize the cooling load.

Ilhan, the CEO of MORIN, a Kingspan Group Company, designed the house himself without an architect and served as the general contractor. He chose Kingspan insulated metal panels for the walls and roof, giving the home a sleek, modern appearance and an R-value of 42.

“When people think ‘metal’ they think of agricultural silos or warehouses,” said Ilhan. “Everyone we told was like, ‘Are you sure you want a residential metal building?’”

Leveraging a long-standing relationship with Valspar, the Esers received samples of Valspar’s Kameleon™ Colors—pearlescent paints that appear to shift in color based on the lighting and viewing angle. These prismatic colors use mica flakes, creating a consistent iridescent gradient look for even dispersion of color.

Valspar’s Kameleon Colors come in a range of gradient pearlescent colors, including custom colors. The Esers selected Valspar's Kameleon Dusty Rose, to compliment the setting of the home.

“It fits with nature,” said Ilhan. “It is a color, or more precisely, a multicolor paint, where in the morning or during the daytime it is more green and yellow, and in the evening it turns from silver to almost a bronze, brick color or dark brown.”

Jeff Alexander | Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Jeff Alexander, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings VP of Sales for the Coil and Extrusion division has been with Sherwin-Williams (formerly Valspar) since 1997. He has an entrepreneur spirit and has thrived in building relationships with our customers. Jeff has fully immersed himself in all levels of the coating industry and enjoyed his term as National President at NCCA (National Coil Coating Association).  He is focused on continuing to educate customers on the paint industry.

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