Tag Archives: exterior-paint-colors

Exterior Vinyl Windows – Can You Paint Them Dark?

As a residential paint color specialist, this is the busy season for exterior paint color consultations. Dark exterior windows are quite the rage for high-end builds right now, and I’ve been specifying them right and left. But can you paint vinyl windows dark, and if not, why?   This week I consulted with a couple […]

Historic Paint Colors of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park

I went on a little vacation last week with Mr. Man and the kids! We picked the most important things we each wanted to do while there, and mine was to visit architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio and tour the surrounding architectural mecca of Oak Park. YAYYYYYY!!!! The historic paint colors of Oak […]

Exterior Paint Colors – Painting the Body and Trim the Same Color

I always say that the proper paint color placement is as important as the actual paint colors you choose, in both interior and exterior applications.  Here’s an example of an exterior I recently specified colors for: new Franklin, TN upscale farmhouse

The Paint Colors of the HGTV Smart Home 2014

Touring designer showcase homes can give you insight into what colors are being used in high-end new builds.  Since I was fortunate enough to get an exclusive invitation to the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville last week, I thought I’d share all the paint colors used in this beautiful, high-tech home. HGTV Smart Home […]

Beach House Paint Colors

I’ve been on vacation this week, spending most of my days sitting at the beach on the Gulf of Mexico.  And looking at all the bright beach houses in the beachfront neighborhood where we are staying in Seagrove Beach, Florida.  This is the beach house that we rented for the week: Seagrove Beach, Florida    […]

Tudor Lite – Exterior Paint Colors

Tudor style (or Revival Tudor style) architecture is often marked by half-timbering, steeply-pitched roofs, pillared porches, mullioned windows, and a mix of wood, stucco, and brick.   Many of the older neighborhoods around Nashville feature these homes reminiscent of medieval cottages and country houses. The interior and exterior of this home was dark and forboding: […]