February 10, 2015

Gray is a hot shade these days, but not just in movie theaters. Home interior trend forecasting has consistently been pegging this understated hue as a cutting edge choice in contemporary design.

September 25, 2014

Color expert Kate Smith is predicting bold choices for residential door exteriors come 2015, according to Fortune Brands' Therma-Tru.

"Five of the colors that I believe will find their ways to many front doors in 2015 are bold and influenced by cross-cultural experiences, such as Bronze Tone and Tripoli Sand," said Smith, president of Sensational Color. "Then there are five other colors -- like Thyme Green and Amazon Soil -- which are more muted hues that invite us to step out of the fast flow of life to relax in our homes."

July 28, 2014

Fypon is deeming August its first-ever "National Curb Appeal Month" in an effort to teach homeowners new ways to add value to their homes.

The month-long event will feature daily tips desseminated on the Fypon Facebook and Twitter pages, including color advice from national color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color.

December 9, 2013

According to national color expert Kate Smith, 2014 is not a year for the faint of heart -- at least when it comes to exterior door color swatches.

"There are two trends I see influencing front door colors for 2014," says Smith, president of Sensational Color. "First, there's the trend of people painting their doors with exuberant hues as a way of telling the world they're tired of spinning their wheels in place. These people are ready to move forward, embrace challenges and show their energy through vibrant colors like Capri blue and Dynamo raspberry.

March 18, 2013

Kansas City, Kan.-based DaVinci Roofscapes, maker of roofing materials including polymer slate and shake roofing, launched a home exterior color contest open to all homeowners.

November 15, 2012

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows partnered with national color expert Kate Smith, CMG of Sensational Color, to offer a comprehensive color certification program for contractors. The free eight-course program allows builders and remodelers to earn a Color Certification designation from Sensational Color that can help them grow their business.