Color Palette: Think Outside

As many of us are finding ourselves with unexpected time at home, now may be a good opportunity to refresh those exteriors and reinvent your front and back yards. Aside from a home update, you’ll also be getting welcome fresh air and a little light exercise!

This month’s palette offers a versatile and timeless selection of bold, neutral hues starting with an off-white, mid-tone grey and an inky black. The addition of chalky primaries in blue and yellow bring an uplifting feel sure to awaken and energize your exteriors in time for the upcoming highs of summer.

Opting for a more delicate style, refresh your outdoors with the calming Pompeii Ruins. This gently shaded, pastel blue is an ideal choice for exterior surfaces as it’s a timeless and extremely versatile shade, pairing well with most garden styles and greenery. Finish with Mystic Fog as an accent through porches, window and door frames to lift and lighten woodwork.

For a classic and contemporary look try Fossilized, this cool neutral hue is ideal for sprucing up the exterior of houses. Applied as a base, this mid-tone grey can be paired successfully with most colors and decorative styles. Keeping to a muted palette, the addition of Mystic Fog will add clarity when applied to window frames and panels. Finish with a confident lick of paint in Octavius for a bold front door.

Working with the lightest and darkest shades of this palette create a crisp and slick finish to your front door and exteriors with this sophisticated monochromatic style. Apply a coating of the cool Mystic Fog, this off-white is sure to freshen up any exterior woodwork. For the ultimate contrast apply the deep and dark Octavius to shutters, window frames and doors, this blue-black hue will create a truly modern and refined finish.

For an added pop of color both Yellow Tail and Pompeii Ruins will bring instant impact to your exterior spaces. Apply as an accent for a fun feature wall or to refresh exterior seating. Both these pale primary hues will uplift and revitalize your outdoor spaces whilst still pairing perfectly with the remaining neutral and muted shades.


In our next article discover the universal decorating appeal of blue as we spotlight the potential of this versatile color.


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2 thoughts on “Color Palette: Think Outside

  1. Rob Olson says:

    I have a paint chip that I need a color match for. What would be your policy to provide this service at this time?

    • Jalen says:

      Hi Rob,
      Our stores are accepting curbside drop offs for color matching. We ask that the sample you want matched is small enough to place in a zip-lock baggie. Our stores have forms for you to fill out to specify what product and how much paint you need.

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