Fresh Finds: Garden-inspired Green Paint Palettes

Spring is finally here, and that means folks are gearing up for their next big outdoor project. With that in mind, we took our inspiration straight from the garden and picked the freshest Sherwin-Williams green paint samples. Whether you update a door, introduce an accent wall or bathe an entire room, these green paint colors bring a bit of the outdoors in.

Sweet Greens

Bright cheerful green paint inspiration boards with cool green stairs, acid green double doors and a key lime pie.
Punch up your décor with a dose of attention-grabbing bright green paint. The playful design on the staircase risers—a combination of Sherwin-Williams Frosted Emerald SW 9035 and Stay in Lime SW 9032—transforms an often overlooked surface into a graphic focal point. Make a grand entrance even more stunning with a color that lives up to its name: Center Stage SW 6920. The cheerful hue is sure to put you in a good mood! Inspiration can come from anywhere, including a mouth-watering slice of key lime pie. A swatch of Sherwin-Williams Stay in Lime shows the versatility of the hue.

 

Muted Greens

Sherwin Williams green paint color swatches in light and airy pastel greens including baby bok choy, pistachio and mint condition.
Muted, pastel green paint is a beautiful choice for any room in the house. Sherwin-Williams Baby Bok Choy SW 9037 has a foodie name, but imagine this relaxing hue in a spa-like master suite! Laid-back and stylish, this living room’s walls are painted in Mint Condition SW 6743, a pastel green that imparts a beach cottage vibe. Last but not least on the light-green spectrum is Oh Pistachio 9033. The darkest of the three colors, Oh Pistachio is equally at home in a mid-century space or as a way to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture.

Grassy Green

Grassy green kitchen, Sherwin Williams Houseplant green paint color swatch, and a modern living room with a houseplant green accent wall
Pick a “plant based” green paint and bring a bit of the outdoors into your space. The heart of the home gets the leafy Hearts of Palm SW 6415 treatment. Charcoal-gray cabinets and an off-white coffered ceiling complement the walls and balance this bold hue. Quite possibly the purest grass-green, Sherwin-Williams Houseplant SW 6727 invokes lazy summer days in the best possible way. It’s an accent wall’s best friend as well, making the abstract art pop in this contemporary space.

Earthy Greens

Three green paint swatches acacia haze, leafy kale and saguaro sherwin williams paint
Earthy does not mean bland, and this trio of green paint swatches are anything but boring. The softness of the Acacia Haze SW 9132 makes it a wonderful candidate for laundry rooms or mudrooms, and it would look equally at home on cabinets as it does walls. Update a man cave or home office with a fresh coat of Kale Green SW 6460, or drench a sitting room or covered porch in the totally lush Saguaro SW 6419.

Extra Credit: Choose an environmentally-friendly paint for interior projects. Sherwin-Williams Harmony paint is a zero VOC formula that helps reduce common indoor odors from pets, cooking and smoke to help rooms stay fresher, longer. It also helps improve indoor air quality by reducing VOC levels from potential sources like carpet, cabinets and fabrics, and gives your walls a washable, durable finish. For a budget-friendly option, Sherwin-Williams Eco Select zero VOC paint is a smart choice. It meets the most stringent environmental requirements and delivers a uniform final appearance.

At JELD-WEN, protecting the planet is in everything we do. Read more about our sustainability practices here.

Window Cleaning 101: Let the Sun Shine In

Windows bathe your space in natural light and reflect your home’s personality. And of course, clean windows give a sparkle to your home that makes it even more inviting. Window cleaning may sound tedious, but it’s easier than you think. Just follow our easy directions for general cleaning of vinyl, wood and metal-clad windows, and get results you can see through!

Bright, light-filled living room with vaulted ceilings and a wall of custom shaped JELD-WEN window. Window cleaning.

For basic window cleaning, create an environmentally-friendly cleaning solution from one of these simple recipes, which use products you probably already have at home!

Soap
1 teaspoon baby shampoo or mild liquid soap
1 gallon of water

Vinegar
1-1/2 cups vinegar
1 gallon of water

Supplies

  • Soft bristle brush
  • Soft sponge
  • Several clean, soft, non-abrasive, absorbent chamois or lint-free dry cloths
  • Spray bottle (optional)
  • Plastic putty knife (for label removal)
  • Baking soda and cooking oil (for label removal)

💡BRIGHT IDEA Dry, overcast days are perfect for cleaning windows. On sunny days, you risk streaks and from cleaning solutions drying too quickly.

How to Clean a Window

  1. Rinse surface with clean water from top to bottom.
  2. Clean with mild soap and water and sponge or soft brush, with uniform pressure – horizontally, then vertically.
  3. Promptly rinse with clean water (sponging while rinsing may be helpful; do not allow cleaning solution to puddle or dry on the glass or vinyl/wood/metal surface).
  4. Wipe dry with a lint-free, dry cloth.
  5. If necessary, repeat steps above until clean.
  6. Dry window frame and sill with separate cloth.

How to Remove Sticky Labels

Depending on how stubborn the label is, you may be able to remove it with hot, soapy water, or you may need to create a paste from baking soda and cooking oil.

  1. Spray the label with hot, soapy water (you can also apply a washcloth or sponge). Let it soak in briefly.
  2. Gently remove the label with a plastic putty knife.
  3. For stubborn labels, mix together a small amount of equal parts baking soda and cooking oil (any will do). Tape off or cover any plastic, painted or wood surfaces close to the label area.
  4. Rub the baking soda/oil paste over the label area and leave on for a few minutes. You should be able to wipe the label area clean. If not, remove with a plastic putty knife.
  5. If the label doesn’t budge completely, leave the paste on overnight and try again.

How to Clean Insect Screens

  1. Remove screen. Place in bathtub or shower if indoors; on lawn or hard surface if outdoors (be sure to avoid exposure to dirt).
  2. Gently spray with water and brush lightly with soft bristle brush until clean.
  3. For stubborn dirt, gently scrub with soft bristle brush and mild soap and water.
  4. Rinse clean and let dry.
  5. Reinstall screen.

To make window cleaning even easier, JELD-WEN double-hung windows have sashes that slide open vertically and tilt in.

Now enjoy the view

Instant Upgrade: Colorful Doors for Indoors and Out

A door is much more than an entryway. It’s a design statement and part of the bigger picture of what makes your house a home, so let your personality shine through with colorful doors. Whether you love spring-y pastels, amped-up primary colors, or the subdued hues we’re calling “new neutrals,” it’s time to take the color wheel for a spin.

JELD-WEN doors have multiple paint options available. If you’ve got DIY plans, have your door delivered primed and ready to paint. Take your pick of dozens of standard prepainted color choices—or choose a custom color—and leave the work to us.

 

Watercolor Pastels

Traditional living room with pink walls and connecting room with a pastel green JELD-WEN door.

When simple, clean lines meet dramatic, sharp-edged design, the result is the TRIA Collection L-Series. Shown here in cucumber, this TRIA Collection L-Series composite door complements the décor of the adjacent sitting area and pairs perfectly with the rug for a look that transitions easily from room to room.

 

Make a modern and welcoming first impression with a Studio Collection exterior door. The Caribbean blue hue complements the home’s blue-gray shiplap for a decidedly oceanside vibe, and the pattern on each door keeps it simple with clean, crisp lines.

 

A living room and sitting area with a lemon yellow door. JELD-WEN colorful doors.

Add a bit of drama to a traditional space with a TRIA Collection R-Series composite door. The details and contours of the design add visual interest, while the sweet lemon chiffon color keeps the look classic. And with more than 100 design options to choose from, customizing your personal space with a colorful door has never been easier.

 

Bright & Bold

JELD-WEN colorful doors. A child's playroom with a toy shelf and kid-size table and chairs. The door is bright red.

The simple panel design of the Carrara Smooth door is a great choice for a playful kids’ space. Paint it a bright, bold red and pair it with some fun, kid-friendly hardware. Choose the ProCore® solid core option for increased durability and noise reduction.  

 

Neutral room with a bright sky blue door. JELD-WEN colorful doors.

If you’re ready to bring in a big splash of color, you can’t go wrong with the Corvado Smooth molded wood composite door style. This handsome door gives depth and detail to rich colors—like this brilliant sky blue—thanks to the plank panel design.

 

JELD-WEN colorful doors. Bright white modern kitchen with blue-gray backsplash and translucent door framed in lime green

The MODA Collection of interior doors boasts 21 designs that can be customized with solid panels, clear or translucent glass, or mirror panels. Framed in a cheerful lime green, this colorful translucent glass door softens the space, offers privacy, and lends a dose of color in a crisp white kitchen. It’s a great choice for anyone who isn’t quite ready to go wild with color.

 

The New Neutrals

JELD-WEN colorful doors. Bedroom with double door entrance. The doors are painted a deep slate blue

Give your bedroom a sophisticated entryway with a pair of MODA Collection solid panel doors. When painted in a rich new neutral like this slate blue, the double doors become a new take on an accent wall.

 

JELD-WEN colorful doors. Pretty light filled kitchen with soft blue walls and a deep green Craftsman door

The Craftsman III molded door style continues the unadorned, aesthetically-balanced style created more than a century ago. The traditional look becomes modern in a deep forest green hue, making it a focal point of this simple and stylish dining room.

 

JELD-WEN colorful doors. Close up of contemporary home with dark green entrance door

An entryway can showcase the home or complement its overall style. The contemporary Studio Collection integrates accent details into a smooth fiberglass surface panels to create five distinct door styles. Engraved lines, clean and crisp, create a two-tone shadow effect no matter what color you choose, making the Studio Collection exterior door a perfect canvas for this leafy green hue.

 

Ready to plan your project? Take a look at our full product lines of interior and exterior doors. You’ll find the colorful doors you’re looking for.

Wood Window Black Interior Finish Sparks Hot Trend

wood window black interior finish

Wood window interior finishes don’t have to be boring or standard. They actually create an opportunity to make a statement. One the biggest trends in window design right now is black interiors. The wood window black interior finish brings refinement to any room. Windows don’t have to be in the background. With this type of finish, they’ll become a focal point.

Why a prefinish is ideal

If you’d like to create this look in your home or projects, it’s vital to get a prefinish. You do not want to paint your windows once installed. Even if they are primed, you’ll never get the polished look of a factory finish. With hand painting, brush marks are inevitable. The factory finish typically has a warranty and is baked on to prevent chipping or fading.

Wood window black interior finish design ideas

Not sure how to incorporate a black interior window finish into your spaces? Here are a few tips:

  • Use a complementary wall paint that either subdues the black (other dark colors like gray or navy) or allows it to stand out even more (lighter colors like whites, yellows or other neutrals).
  • Avoid color combinations that could make the room look unsophisticated (orange, red, pink).
  • Keep windows visible; don’t cover them with window treatments unless needed for privacy.
  • Choose black hardware for your windows for a cohesive look.
  • Black interior casement windows look great against a white shiplap or textured wall.
  • Black interior patio doors are a great accent to a neutral room with white molding.
  • Add transoms over patio doors to fill an entire wall with black trim.

These are just a few design tips for black interior trim windows. Black trim is versatile. It can look great in Contemporary, Craftsman or Farmhouse style homes.

We offer this finish on wood windows and patio doors. It’s now a standard color on Custom Wood and Siteline® windows. Get inspired with our Pinterest board.

Interior Door Design Ideas

interior door design

Redefine your spaces with these chic looks

Do you think of your interior doors as purely functional? Are they just something you must have for privacy? What about their design? Could new interior doors give your space a fresh look?

Interior doors are a budget-friendly way to redefine any room. And it’s a relatively easy DIY project. In this post, we’ll share some interior door design ideas you can try.

What’s behind the door influences its design

The average home has 10 interior doors. Depending on what’s behind the door, your interior doors could have different purposes. Bathroom doors are for privacy and typically have a solid core to reduce sound transmission. Interior doors that divide two rooms may be more creative. Consider how the use of barn doors acts as a barrier but also adds convenience and style.

Contemporary ideas

With a few purposeful lines, interior doors can capture a simple, unique look. Add some color to these doors for a more dramatic look. The smallest accents can add just enough style, creating a signature aesthetic.

Another contemporary idea is the use of panels. With multiple-panel configurations, you can also add glass. Clear or translucent glass inserts protect privacy or let light into the space. With multiple panel options, you can use the same door design throughout with different configurations for a consistent look.

Interior doors as art

You can design your own interior doors. A composite wood door is an excellent choice for a design of your own. Create an etched or carved appearance for a look that’s very Old World. Or create specific details designed to be straight or curved, depending on the aesthetic you most desire.

Prefinished woodgrain options

If you love the look of rich wood but don’t want the maintenance or costs, choose a prefinished woodgrain look. Our prefinished woodgrain interior doors use a hand-brushed finishing technique and two-tone process for a striking look. They are also molded doors with no gapping or stile/rail separation.

Change your space with new doors

Now that you’ve considered the possibilities of interior door design, it’s time to get inspired. View our complete line of interior doors including molded and flush.

Lakefront Home Offers Stunning Views with Wood Windows and Patio Doors

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This custom-built home sits lakefront on Lake Norman in North Carolina. The residence, belonging to home builder Jeff Ross, is a mix of styles, blending contemporary and traditional. With large wood windows, straight lines, symmetry and a muted palette, this lakefront retreat is timeless yet forward thinking.

Windows

Because of the beautiful views from the house of the lake, expansive windows were a must. Jeff wanted to soften the front elevation with all wood products. JELD-WEN recommended our Siteline® casement wood windows and patio doors. Siteline products are made with AuraLast® pine, a surface-to-core treated wood that provides protection against wood rot, water damage and termites. The Siteline windows allow for visual lines to be consistent.

To capture that perfect view from inside the home, JELD-WEN provided several units in direct-set frames. With direct set, the windows could be the size desired and offer the most optimal view.

Jeff explained, “I wanted to bring the lake into the back of the house. What helped make that happen was JELD-WEN product. It helped me create the perfect symmetry that I wanted from the start.”

Interior doors

Jeff chose flush birch interior doors for a contemporary yet traditional vibe. The doors have a thick 1-3/4″ solid core feel and were stain grade to provide some of the softer accents of wood in the interior of the home.

Patio doors

The main entrance door is an IWP® custom patio door. With large windows on either side and a pentagon shaped set of windows above, natural light flows through the entire entrance. Additional patio doors are at the back of the home. This is an area where interior and exterior merge. Siteline sliding patio doors provide the ideal transition from interior to exterior. Jeff requested narrow stiles and rails to portray slim lines.

Explore more of this unique lake house by watching the video, featuring builder and homeowner Jeff Ross.