The Decorologist Scores a Touchdown for Team Color

I’ve been spending a good deal of my summer on something in particular – creating exterior color palettes for LP Smart Side. LP, or Louisiana Pacific, is a global leader in creating innovative products for the home building industry. LP Smart Side hired me to advise them on innovations in exterior color combinations, and I couldn’t be more excited!

exterior paint colors


So rather than swimming at the pool, I’ve been swimming in samples of roofing, wood stains, siding, stone, brick, and (of course) exterior paint colors:

paint samples


LP’s lovely Michelle Forchetti asked me this week if I could come out to the LP Suite at the Titans football stadium in downtown Nashville to help them update some of their colors.

michelle forchetti and kristie barnett


I must admit, this was the first time I’ve ever been to a football stadium, as sports are not my thang. But the suite where they host big clients is pretty cool!

lp field titans football stadium

view from the LP Suite

You can see the faux LP houses on the opposite side of the field – LP is a big sponsor of the Titans. In fact, up until last month, this stadium was known as LP Field.

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There are product examples set up in the LP Suite, like this mini-house clad in LP Smart Side siding and trim.

smart side siding trim


I put together a new exterior color palette for the mini-house, and specified seven new siding colors (from the palette collections I am working on) to display in the LP Suite. And since this may be the last time that I visit a football stadium, I figured I might as well put on my uniform and take a run around the field:

titans decorologist


Of course, I will need to swing back by to see how the new colors come out. The really exciting thing about this project is not just the beautiful exterior color palettes I am creating, but also the fact that I will be educating homeowners and remodelers as to which palettes work with what style of house and with what fixed elements. And guess what else? Well, I’m going to hold onto that special tidbit for another post. Now I’m going to go get these cleats off and eat a steak – have a great weekend!

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Elizabeth Scruggs
5 years ago

Ah! Right in my stomping grounds you were!! You will make the LP suite rock!! Are you suuuuurrrreeee I can’t turn you into a football fan????? lol;)

Elizabeth Scruggs
5 years ago

why yeah! been season ticket holders since they played in the Vandy stadium– you were looking right out on our seats in your pix:)

5 years ago

I cannot believe that you have never been to a football stadium before this experience. Tragic. We must expand your experiences! Roll Tide

5 years ago

What a great experience. No matter how many color classes I take, I still struggle with exteriors.

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