Color Inspiration, Paint

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Side – Paint

 

We seem to be having an endless love affair with bold black colors for the home and the exterior is no exception. Picking an exterior paint color for your house can be tough but making the switch to a dark and more dramatic choice can add depth and play up your home’s architectural elements.

I’m all about Farrow & Ball’s color: Railings. Always on the hunt for ‘true’ colors, I look for black hues that do not read too blue. Railings is a true deep gray that is bold but not overwhelming.

For a recent remodel project… we convinced the clients to go from a neutral green to dark and bold. The transformation was dramatic and the white trim was a great balance to bring forward a fresh new look with the perfect contrast. We used Benjamin Moore’s White Dove which we use quite often. Its a perfect white that never plays tricks in the changing light.

The perfect add to our exterior refresh were industrial sconces from Barn Light in Oil Rubbed Bronze. We had the challenge of matching the front exterior lighting to the the backyard lighting that was vintage but in perfect condition and it made no sense to change. We often head to Barn Light Electric for quality outdoor lighting that needs to feel special.

And last but not least, a new front door is an investment every homeowner should consider when updating. We have a real love/hate relationship with front exterior doors as they have the unforgivable task of greeting guests constantly and taking the brunt of weather and sun damage year after year. A contractor I work with turned me onto Jeld Wen’s Aurora line and we’ve never looked back. The doors truly look like solid wood but are fiberglass so they stand the test of time and can be totally customized.

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Exterior Paint Color: Farrow & Ball Railings in eggshell

Exterior Trim Color: Benjamin Moore’s White Dove

Outdoor Lighting: Barn Light Atomic Industrial Guard Sconce in oil rubbed bronze

Front Door: Jeld Wen Aurora custom door