Style Guide: Spring 2013

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Freashen up your facade with harmonious hues and a bold pop of color.

Add strokes of definition to your home’s exterior with these four paint and stain palettes, all nicely coordinated. They work together to protect your home, too. Choose hues that are in the same tonal family as the base to create harmony. Then make your front door pop for a bright welcome.

Layered Earth Colors from The Home Depot

Varying brands of paint and color choices.
Pick a pigment that will make the fence compliment the exterior of your home.

Tie everything together by choosing a stain that complements your home’s color. Since color and opacity are linked, look for a higher opacity stain. The pigment will create a painted look without losing the texture of the wood. Bonus: Fence panels like this one are already pre-assembled, making the project even easier.

Use a stainer brush with flexible bristles and natural tipping to create a smooth, even finish.

Freashen up your facade with harmonious hues and a bold pop of color.

Add strokes of definition to your home’s exterior with these four paint and stain palettes, all nicely coordinated. They work together to protect your home, too. Choose hues that are in the same tonal family as the base to create harmony. Then make your front door pop for a bright welcome.

Classic Charm Color Themes by The Home Depot

Oil-based stains in particular will look patchy if not sanded first. Sand your wood smooth and then vacuum or brush off the debris.

Bronze kickplate adds charm while providing some protection from scuff marks on your door.

Add a little vintage charm while protecting your front door from scuff marks and weather damage with this aged bronze kickplate.

Freashen up your facade with harmonious hues and a bold pop of color.

Add strokes of definition to your home’s exterior with these four paint and stain palettes, all nicely coordinated. They work together to protect your home, too. Choose hues that are in the same tonal family as the base to create harmony. Then make your front door pop for a bright welcome.

Serene Sunset Color Themes by The Home Depot

Accent Lighting with motion detector.

This mission lantern combines style and security in one — soft accent lighting with a motion detector that covers up to 30 feet. Place it next to the front door or garage.

An airless paint sprayer helps cover large areas quickly and efficiently. Check your local Home Depot store to rent one.

Freashen up your facade with harmonious hues and a bold pop of color.

Add strokes of definition to your home’s exterior with these four paint and stain palettes, all nicely coordinated. They work together to protect your home, too. Choose hues that are in the same tonal family as the base to create harmony. Then make your front door pop for a bright welcome.

Fresh Khaki Color Themes by The Home Depot

Wonderful color to compliment the room

Dress up your garage doors with this set of decorative, stable-inspired hardware. Use them on wood or metal doors for customized, affordable curb appeal.

A water-based stain is best for wood that has a natural resistance to rotting, such as cedar, redwood or cypress. Oil-based stains are generally recommended for decks and other areas exposed to harsh weather.