Inspiration: Maplewood Colonial

Take a look at this house we recently completed on North Terrace.  The siding used to be pink, but the homeowner hated it!  She selected various shades of blue-gray, from frosty white to nearly black to transform her home.   We love how her color choices brought new life to the house.

Finishing Touches: Window Boxes

  Kevin snapped this photo of a client’s window boxes and we just loved them! Window boxes are a charming way to add visual interest to your house.  Below are some colorful suggestions for plants that do well in window boxes – most are classic garden annuals you may already be familiar with.  Window boxes […]

The Big Picture: Subtle greens for the exterior

Don’t be afraid of green – it can be a great, subtle color that is common in many historic palettes.  Greens that are almost grey or tan are usually the safest bet.  Choose contrasting trim and accent colors like creamy white and warm, reddish brown.  They will keep the house from blending in completely with the […]

Amazing colors at Walton Road, Maplewood, New Jersey

Check out the amazing colors on this home painted by Rutgers Painting in June 2013!  The siding color, Hale Navy HC-154, has gotten a lot of attention as the shutter color on another house we painted, and the bright lemon yellow door was exactly the right choice to add a modern twist to this Maplewood, […]

Inspiration: Inviting Colonial

This center-hall colonial in Glen Ridge is exactly the kind of home that comes to mind when you think of New Jersey.  Its cheerful yellow siding is matched with a bright red door and deep green shutters.  The homeowner was smart to choose Permanent Paint because mildew and dust can take a toll on light colored homes, making them […]

Welcome Home: Shades of yellow for front doors

  If you’re looking for a cheerful, welcoming pop of color each time you come home, you might want to consider one of the bright yellows that are showing up on many front doors.  The front door is a great place to showcase color because it’s highly visible, but is fairly easy to switch-up down the road if […]

The Big Picture: Popular grays for the exterior

We all know that gray is a classic color for the exterior, but recently, it seems like we’re using it on even more homes.  Below are six of our most popular colors from this year.  In the photo above is Crownsville Gray, BM HC-106 (source: sixtyfifthavenue.blogspot.com) .  Like many grey color schemes, it uses a classic […]

Inspiration: Westfield Tudor

This Tudor in Westfield, New Jersey has a bit more color than the classic white & brown seen on similar homes, but we love the way the mossy green and rich red contrast with each other.

Welcome Home: Shades of blue for front doors

We’re seeing a trend of bold colored front doors, and not just the classic reds.  Blues, from deep shades of navy to cheerful aqua, have been showing up more often.  Here are a few shades that might be worth considering – including the bright turquoise chosen by Young House Love.