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, […]

History: Dutch Boy Lead

Here’s a great old promotional button from Dutch Boy featuring their lead paint.  Dutch Boy had a lot of great advertising and promotions and many of them have lasted through the years.  Back then, everybody knew lead paint lasted a long time!  What they didn’t know is how dangerous the lead would be as it […]

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 […]