Tag: exterior paint selection

Favorite Color Combo: Red Brick & Gray

February 16, 2019

Hey everyone! Over the years working with brick exteriors, I have found my favorite color combination with red brick is dark gray:

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Don’t you agree the gray together with the brick looks beautiful?

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Grays are tricky because of their undertones. The undertones of a color really stand out in the sunlight. The lighter grays have blue undertones, such as Boothbay Gray HC-165 and Stonington Gray HC-170. Here is a example photo:Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Stonington Gray Exterior Project

January 26, 2019

What color do you think of when you picture a home exterior on Martha’s Vineyard? I think of light and airy beach colors. And that is just what the customer ordered- “I want gray and white beachy!”.

The first paint color that came to my mind was Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray HC-170:

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A modern and fresh medium toned gray with a slight blue undertone.  I have suggested this paint color many times on exterior consultations. The client sampled on a large poster board and loved it.

Here is a before photo of her home:

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My friend thought she would like the whole exterior, including the bottom lattice, painted in the same paint color. But after priming the lattice:Read More

Front Door Reveal

July 11, 2013

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Do you remember a couple weeks ago when I shared a project where I was helping a client find a front door color here?:


I had given her two beautiful color choices to look at. Although she sampled and loved the turquoise color:


She was even more excited about a shade of red-orange I had suggested:

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My color suggestions were based her existing brick color and newly painted garage. And did you notice the new lighting we choose?:

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So pretty! I also suggested that she paint her shutters in a lighter color to work with her side-door panel and garage. Now it looks like the house is unified and well balanced.


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She sent me this message soon after it was completed:

“The contractor finished today and the house looks wonderful!! Atrue transformation! Thank you so much for your assistance with this project. I truly couldn’t have done it without you. The contractor commented that the house now looked more inviting and I certainly agree. I think the paint colors came together very nicely!”

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It looks beautiful Marsha! I really love it! Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

What do you all think of the new front door color?

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.