Reader Question: What will this color look like on my front door?

I recently received the following question on an Instagram post from several months ago: “Hi! I know you posted this a long time ago, but I came across it as I am trying to choose a green for my front door. I ADORE your door, so I wanted to copy it, but I’m absolutely shocked…

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Moody Hues

Although the “bathed in white” aesthetic (as I like to call it) is still going strong, I have also noticed an emerging trend in quite the opposite direction. Rooms that envelop you with strong, deep, dark colors are providing a visual antidote to all the white-walled light-and-brightness. Yes, even black! I can almost hear painters across…

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Inside the California Paints Plant

Today I had the opportunity to tour the plant at the headquarters of California Paints, which is located just a half an hour away from me in Andover, MA. I’ve long been a fan of the brand’s historic color collection (organized by period – so helpful!), developed with Historic New England. In fact, I picked…

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How To Paint A Dark Room

Chances are, you have at least one room in your house that is a “dark room” – meaning it lacks sufficient natural light during the day to illuminate the room to your satisfaction. There is something wonderful about a space in which you can leave the lights OFF during the day, and only turn them…

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A Warm Welcome

A beautiful public entry – more specifically, your front door, is really the first impression your home makes on visitors, passers-by, and of course the nosy Nellies who like to scope out everyone else’s digs (but I wouldn’t know anything about that…). All apologies to apartment dwellers and other renters! Now that I’ve got that…

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