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Articles by: Rachel

10 Modern Exterior House Colors for 2022

There are clear trends when it comes to modern exterior house colors, but modern color schemes are not necessarily one-size-fits-all. Depending on your design style, you might lean toward a sleek aesthetic or something more striking and bold. Furthermore, small details, like the color of the front door or trim, make all the difference with ...

12 Modern Gray House Exterior Color Schemes

Gray is no cut-and-dry color. There are so many shades and undertones to consider when you’re considering gray paint, and we have a lot of favorites to recommend. If you’re looking for modern gray house exterior color schemes, we’ve got you covered. From dark and daring to fresh and simple, we have plenty of ideas ...

Our Review of Benjamin Moore’s Graphite

Benjamin Moore Graphite is a bold, deep charcoal paint color. If you want to make a daring statement with your home’s exterior, a saturated charcoal is a great way to go. This color in particular translates beautifully across both traditional and modern home styles, and brings every texture to life. Whether you plan on using ...

An Ode to Copper Gutters

Exterior elements created for a specific function don’t have to be merely functional. Consider your roof or your driveway, for instance. These elements were designed with a purpose in mind. Your roof provides shelter. Your driveway is a path for vehicles to follow to your home. These are functional, crucial parts of your home’s exterior. ...

The 13 Best Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Colors for 2022

Thinking about changing the color of your property’s exterior in the year ahead? Check out our list of top Sherwin Williams exterior paint colors for 2022 as a starting point. In compiling this list, our designers selected the best on-trend and timeless colors from the Sherwin Williams collection, across the LRV spectrum. These are the ...

Our Review of Jogging Path by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’ Jogging Path is a timeless, versatile, warm greige shade with strong khaki undertones. If beige makes you think early-2000s builder-grade homes, our designers’ smart, interesting uses of more complex beige and greige paint colors like Jogging Path will make you think again. This color is adaptable and pairs beautifully with a variety of ...

Metal Roof vs. Shingles: Choosing a Roofing Material

Are you debating a metal roof vs. shingles, and you’re not sure which way to go? If you’ve never had a metal roof before, you might not know much about them. And you might have heard things that aren’t necessarily true. We’re here to help make sure you have all of the facts before choosing ...

13 Split-Level House Exterior Ideas

Split level houses have been around since the 1950s. The structure and layout of these homes is both aesthetically appealing and highly functional for many homeowners. In most cases, when you walk into a split level, you will see a set of stairs that leads to a lower level along with a separate set that ...

Using Cooler Months to Plan Your House Exterior Ideas

Depending on the climate where you live, you might be at the mercy of the seasons when it comes to updating your exterior. If you’re waiting for spring or summer to renovate, don’t wait until then to make a plan! The cooler months are a great time to focus on choosing paint colors and design ...