Tag Archives: exterior

Exterior Transformations – Would You Like to Learn How to Do This?

Today I’m sharing two exterior transformations – one for a local Nashville client, and one I specified via an online consultation. I’ve been choosing paint colors for interiors and exteriors, both local and long distance, for well over a decade now.   Here’s the first – a darling vintage cottage in the Sylvan Park neighborhood […]

Sherwin Williams Front Door Paint Colors and the Important Secret for Choosing One!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may know that I recently returned from a trip of a lifetime with my family to the UK. I took a million (ok, actually only 2000) photos while we were there so that I could remember all the amazing things I saw. Because there are so […]

Trim Color for Brick and Siding – Netflix Inspired!

I’m always on the lookout for exterior color combination inspiration, and I love when I find great examples of trim color for brick and siding. Sometimes you need to show someone a photo for them to understand what you are proposing! One of my favorite shows on television right now is TURN – Washington’s Spies […]

Cottage Exterior Colors & Benjamin Moore Matches

Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary! To celebrate, Mr. Man and I took a trip last week to the Pacific Coast. We spent a week there for our honeymoon between San Francisco, Monterey, and Carmel, CA. When we were there 20 years ago, I didn’t know very much about Carmel and didn’t see all the […]

Help Me Name LP SmartSide New Colors!

I hope you are in a helpful mood today, because I have a favor to ask! It has to do with the LP SmartSide new colors I’ve been working on:       Last year, LP SmartSide asked me to put together my very best color schemes for exteriors – 20 color schemes and 35 […]

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 […]

Exterior Paint Colors – The Disastrous Mistake You Don’t Want to Make!

It never ceases to amaze me how often people don’t consult a professional when choosing exterior paint colors for their homes. With both new builds and remodeling, many homeowners make all the design choices on their own. While they are spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on materials and labor, they spend NOTHING […]

Tudor Paint Colors and Why Paint Color Placement Matters

I’m always preaching about paint color placement, because I believe that can be as important as the colors you choose. I’m going to show you some variations of color placement on a recent online exterior paint consultation where Graphics Girl (that’s what I call my graphics designer because she is a superhero!) helped us visualize […]

Haint It Lovely? Using Haint Blue on Exteriors

If you live in or have visited the deep South, you may have noticed a popular color on historic houses called Haint Blue.  source   You’ll will find these blue and green tints on windowsills, mullions, shutters, doors, and/or porch ceilings of many historic homes.