FULTON, NY – 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.
Arena went to Volney Elementary, Fulton Junior High, and G. Ray Bodley until she graduated in 1999.
During those years, Susan was active in swimming, soccer, community outreach through a variety of clubs, her church, and with her friends and family. Susan is a steadfast friend and will quickly tell you that her best friends are also her family members.
Following high school, Susan attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she continued her community engagement and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies.
She then went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont.
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.
She has nearly a decade of related work experience which has included completing National Register nominations, historic building assessments and surveys, and leading educational and outreach initiatives.
Susan has just taken a new position as the Preservation Planner for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts.
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.
Residents will be incentivized to use the identified palettes by offering a bonus to residents that select from colors laid out in each palette.