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Bay Sands 5008-1B
, Chocolate Cherry 2003-7A
, Winter Delta 3007-9B
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For this look we recommend:
- Paint + Primer
- With Ti3 Crosslinking Technology™
- Our highest-quality exterior paint has exceptional durability
- Creates an impervious bond with the surface
- Hi-DEF® Advanced Color for ultimate hide
- Maximum fade resistance
- Gives a mold-, mildew- and algae-resistant finish
- Flexible —won't crack or peel
- Bridges hairline cracks
- Early resistance to moisture and light mist
- Application at temperature as low as 35 °F
- 100% acrylic latex
- Low odor, low VOC
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Geometric and minimal, modern style places emphasis on volume, balance and simplicity. Architecture features bond geometric planes, large amounts of glass and cantilevered rooflines. Siding is vertical or horizontal wood, stucco, masonry or mixed materials.
Complement clean lines and minimalist form and space by using a palette of neutrals. Think of your exterior surface as open plains of quiet color fields. Neutral color complemented by a surprising accent, such as yellow-gold, makes a nicely appointed, contemporary statement.
This palette is all about neutrals and gray-based colors with bold accents. Gray is nature's most perfect neutral and works well with saturated accents. Whether charcoal, silvery, pearly or smoky, gray is dignified and reliably modern.
Exterior Color Tips
- No matter the architectural style of your home, don't
forget to consider the fixed features and surrounding environment. Elements that won't be painted —such as your landscaping, roof, stone or masonry, and windows —are just as important as the portions you paint. Neutral elements carry less weight in your color decisions; colored features play a more important role.
- An easy way to enhance curb appeal and create a signature statement is changing your door color. Paint it a contrasting color that complements the house color, or use the trim color. Door frames can be painted the same color as the house, or use the trim color. Consider a darker shade of the trim color for sunken panels and a medium shade for the stiles (the vertical struts on paneled doors).
- Play down your windows and other features by using the house color; draw attention by selecting a high-contrast hue. Shutters and window boxes provide a vehicle to add an extra punch of color —use the same color as your front door or select complementary colors.
- Treads on wooden steps usually carry the porch color, while risers can be painted the color of the house trim.
- Flowering shrubs and perennials, plus mulch, can play a colorful and textural role.