Choosing an exterior paint color can be a overwhelming. LIVE OUTSIDE gives you tips on how to confidently select a color palette.

Of all the design choices we’ve ever made, the staff at Live Outside Blog wholeheartedly agrees with one thing – choosing a paint color scheme for the outside of your home is the most daunting design decision out there.

Perhaps it’s the sheer volume of a single paint color (or the associated cost!) Maybe it’s the difficulty in imagining how a single swatch of paint will feel once it is magnified 2000 times over. It’s hard to say, but an errant color choice for an accent wall (in the privacy of your home) seems a lot less traumatic than choosing the wrong color for an entire house…you know, where all of your neighbors can see, and cringe right along with you.

Yep. We’ll say it. Picking out a house color is downright intimidating. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help yourself along with choosing your palette.

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Since 2004, Potted has been the long-standing staple for garden enthusiasts. Potted creates an eclectic environment filled with an array of styles, from kitsch to cottage and vintage to modern. Each have their own special personalities, and they can be blended all together in the Potted fashion. You can find many of our other featured designers featured in their store as well!

We’re Going to Molly Wood!

Once a year for the last 6 years, I’ve been driving to Newport Beach to visit family. Every single time I made the road trip out there from Arizona, I passed this cute little boutique-y  cottage, of garden designer Molly Wood, and never made it in. So this day I finally made my family stop the car and  and get myself into this sweet little house, my intention was to  just “pop in” and take a quick peek around. This did not happen. I walked into a wonderland of garden design ~LOVE~ I stayed for an hour just admiring the work of Molly Wood.