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Our Review of Anonymous by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’ Anonymous is a sophisticated mid- to dark-toned neutral paint color that we’re loving for home exteriors. Anonymous is a complex color. While it’s tough to classify in some aspects, it is clearly a warm, earthy hue. And we think this is just the beginning of its popularity. Keep reading to learn more about ...

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White House, Black Trim: A Combination We Love

A white house with black trim is an American classic. And when it comes to making this palette choice for your home, the possibilities are endless. These days, there’s no such thing as a singular black shade and one solitary white shade. Instead, there are boatloads of different blacks and whites that create a stylish, ...

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Our Review of Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore

Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore is rapidly becoming one of our favorite neutral exterior paint colors. This elegant hue lends itself to a number of different design styles. Its flexibility is probably what makes it one of Benjamin Moore’s top paint colors! Pale Oak is a taupe/greige shade with a warm tone that makes for ...

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15 Stunning Black Houses with Exteriors You’ll Adore

There’s a reason you’re seeing more and more homes with dark blue, gray, and black exteriors. With improvements in technology for exterior paint and finishing materials, homeowners can now choose bold, moody, and dark colors without fear of fading. Not sure if black is your style? Let’s dive into 15 stunning black houses with exteriors ...

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Our Review of Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is our go-to navy blue exterior paint color. It’s a sophisticated, timeless classic beloved by our expert exterior home designers and interior designers alike. There’s a reason it’s one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors. Read on for a deep dive into Hale Navy’s technical specs, applications for its ...

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Modern Exterior Wood Siding & Cladding Examples We Love

What do you picture when you hear the phrase “wood siding?” A log cabin in the woods? Scratch that thought. Using wood siding doesn’t equate to an all-wood home. We are huge fans of the many different ways to incorporate modern wood siding into your home’s exterior. Our designers use wood siding or cladding on ...

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The 9 Best Gray Exterior Paint Colors of 2021

It can feel overwhelming to look at all the gray paint colors on the market. The options are incredibly diverse. Luckily, we went through the best gray paint colors for you and narrowed the field down to these best bets for home exteriors. Here are the 9 best gray exterior paint colors of 2021. When you ...

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James Hardie Siding (Hardie Board) 2021 Buyers’ Guide

We all want our home’s siding to help the property come alive. Luckily, James Hardie siding is a tremendous home exterior material that makes any space a vibrant, colorful asset to the neighborhood. If you’re interested in Hardie Board siding, our team at brick&batten is ready to help you make the leap. Our designers love ...