Ami

Originally from Tennessee, Ami currently lives in South Carolina, which has been home since leaving the military in 2016. Interior and exterior design has always intrigued Ami, especially the styles and characteristics seen in other countries as an avid traveler and photographer. She lives for the renewal of older or historic homes that maintain their character, and regularly creates her own mood boards and virtual designs for inspiration or to help others with their spaces. Having always had a passion for design and following their work for years prior, Ami was excited to be brought onto brick&batten’s team of writers. Her writing endeavors actually started in an academic/scientific setting, then in a regulatory aspect. Writing about paint colors, emerging or current trends in exterior design, and so much more revolving around something she’s always enjoyed was a fun and welcomed change!

Blogs by Ami

Our Review of Shell White by Sherwin Williams

Shell White by Sherwin Williams stands out in a seemingly endless sea of white exterior paint colors. This shade is a beautiful warm white described by Sherwin Williams as “graceful.” No matter your home style or paint color preferences, we’re sure our recommendations for application, color pairing ideas, and design examples will have you considering Shell ...

Our Review of Homburg Gray by Sherwin Williams

A gray paint color, but make it elegant and unique. Sherwin Williams’ Homburg Gray is exactly that. This gorgeous shade of gray was named Sherwin Williams’ color of the month in February of 2023, and you’re about to learn why. Below, we’re sharing all the details on Homburg Gray, from our recommended applications to color ...

Our Review of Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore

Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore is an airy greige paint color that can add an effortless, sophisticated touch to your home’s exterior. In this paint color review, we share all the technical details, our recommended applications, and complementing colors to pair with Light Pewter, whether you use it as a central or accent color. Keep ...

Our Review of Gray Matters by Sherwin Williams

Gray exterior paint colors are still trending, and today we’re reviewing an easy, neutral option: Gray Matters by Sherwin Williams. If you’re looking to take your home’s exterior from dull to wow, this may be the color for you. We’ll go over the technical details, our recommended applications, and color schemes that incorporate Gray Matter ...

Our Review of Aloof Gray by Sherwin Williams

As we move into the middle of 2023, green paint colors are still having their moment. While ‘gray’ is in the name, Aloof Gray by Sherwin Williams is actually considered a green. Its beautiful muted tones create a calming effect on a home’s exterior. Color pairings are made easy with its versatility, and, in application, ...

Our Review of Bruton White by Benjamin Moore

You can’t go wrong with a nice neutral exterior paint color, and we have a new one for you to consider! Bruton White by Benjamin Moore is a lovely soft gray that is highly versatile. In application we’ve found it works well on many styles of homes, including traditional and contemporary. As far as color ...

Our Review of Dried Thyme by Sherwin Williams

Dried Thyme by Sherwin Williams is a gorgeous dark green paint color with muted tones. If you’re looking for a modern exterior hue that roots your home in nature, this is a great choice. So great we even chose it as one of our favorite green exterior house colors and named it as one of ...

8 Popular Front Door Colors for Brick Houses

Brick houses have played an essential role in housing for centuries, which means choosing complementing front door paint colors for brick has also been a challenge for centuries. We want everyone to know it is totally possible to have killer curb appeal and an interesting color palette with a brick home. From blacks, to woods, ...

Our Review of Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams

Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams is a wonderful neutral greige paint color that can provide a fresh update to your exterior. We love Amazing Gray for its versatility as a central or accent color, its pairings with both light and dark colors, and its hardly-there undertones. Keep reading to learn more about Amazing Gray and ...