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Shades for Scale

Darker hues tend to give small to medium-sized homes, such as this restored Colonial Revival cottage, more presence and a weightier look on the landscape. On larger homes, though, dark colors can overpower the surroundings.

Shown: Amherst Gray (body); Navajo White (trim); Soot (shutters), from Benjamin Moore. Rust (door) by Benjamin Moore, custom mixed in Hollandlac Brilliant by Fine Paints of Europe.
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