The brick&batten Blog

Paint Color as the Ultimate Change Maker

Color is the ultimate change maker. Picking exterior paint color requires some foresight and planning.  It’s not as easy as seeing a house you love and copying it because every house is different.  We use undertones and fixed elements when we help choose color for a brick&batten client. Sound easy?  Hardly. Each project brings something ...

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Top 3 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

Thinking about painting your home’s exterior this Fall?  To exterior designers like brick&batten, Fall can be the best time to paint the exterior of your house.  Late spring and summer are classic exterior painting months as precipitation is low and warm temperatures.  But how late into Fall or possibly Winter can you take your outdoor ...

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Satin, Eggshell, Flat, Semi-Gloss…What’s the dealio?

So if picking an exterior paint color wasn’t hard enough, allow me to complicate things a bit further.  The sheen CAN AND WILL affect color.  What you say??  This is getting ridiculous…yeah…yeah it is.  We want to give you some recommended finishes depending on what you are painting on your home’s exterior…so here goes!   ...

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Brick&Batten’s Top 4 Exterior Whites and Off-Whites

While there are a million whites, not all will work on every home.  Style, sunlight, direction of the house and other fixed elements play a crucial role in the way we see and interpret color.  However, brick&batten has found some tried and true whites that we return to again and again for max curb appeal.  ...

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Paint Like a Pro

Colors have a public persona that we identify as the mass tone…and underneath the mass tone is the undertone.  The gregarious, sometimes loud, sometimes soft, but always identifiable color is the mass tone.  Furthermore, underneath that mass tone, is the sneaky undertone that is lurking in the background to make or break your color scheme.  The ...