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Everyone is getting ready to gather at home for the holidays and front porch decorating season is officially in-swing! To help you create a warm & welcoming holiday hearth, Yardzen’s design team partnered with Benjamin Moore to create five color palettes to use for your front yard and home exterior that are guaranteed to turn up the charm and curb appeal of any home style.

Modern Craftsman

Paint: Door in Starry Night Blue – 2067-20

Plants: Gulf Muhly, Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass, Ice Dance Sedge, Foerster’s Feather Reed Grass

Black craftsman home with blue door, white-cushioned patio furniture, lush planting beds and lawn

Modern craftsman homes are a beautiful blend of casual traditional charm, natural materials, and artfully applied pops of color. To create curb appeal that builds on those elements, our planting palette mixes tried-and-true ornamental grasses in a variety of textures, sizes, and colors. The “pop” of color in this front yard, though, is the iconic craftsman-style front door painted Starry Night Blue—a unique hue that is traditional and surprising at the same time.

Northeastern Coastal

Paint: Door in Hale Navy – HC-154

Plants: Cinnamon Girl Distylium, Carissa Holly, Snow Hill Wood Sage, Emerald n’ Gold Wintercreeper

A front yard with a walk way and beautiful lawn, plants and decorative trees on both sides

Coastal style typically leans on a mix of lighter neutral shades including beiges, whites, greens, and blues, but this unexpected palette also includes a front door painted in Hale Navy—a deep maritime blue that gives this front yard a slightly modern feel. The planting palette includes a mix of evergreens and white-flowering perennials for a traditional planting style that looks great year-round.

PNW Farmhouse

Paint: Door in Andes Summit – CSP-600

Plants: Grosso Lavender, Dwarf English Boxwood, White Mophead Hydrangeas

A front yard with a porch, steps, concrete drive way and ornamental plants

There’s nothing quite as moody as a Pacific Northwest color palette. This modern farmhouse has a front door painted in Andes Summit—a beautiful shade of misty grey-blue—and front yard plantings with layered heights and flowers that add just the right amount of drama.

Coastside Rancher

Paint:  Door in Black Satin – 2131-10

Plants: Fox Tail Agave, California Meadow Sedge, Blue Flax Lily, Little Rev Flax Lily

A social front yard with hanging chairs on the porch, outdoor lights and a lawn and decorative plants

We love a good ranch home exterior renovation—the popular white paint with black detailing trend (like this front door painted Black Satin) is a tried and true way to update this period home style and make it modern. Another plus? The neutral home exterior creates the perfect backdrop for lush front yard plantings of your preferred style. We love the mix of California-coastal friendly grasses, flowering shrubs, and succulents in this modern rancher’s planting beds.

Modern Bungalow

Paint: Door in Chantilly Lace – 2121-70

Plants: Blue Fescue, Foerster’s Feather Reed Grass, Deergrass, Dwarf Bottle Brush

The front yard of a home painted black with potted plants and a concrete walkway

The best bungalow-style homes keep it casual, inside and out. This modern bungalow’s home exterior does just that—but in unexpected ways. The planting palette shines with a colorful mix of blue fescue and dwarf bottle brush in front yard planting beds, and container plants with tall-growing feather reed grass creating interest across the home exterior. The front door is a casual yet sophisticated shade of off-white—Chantilly Lace.

Create a Warm & Welcoming Holiday Hearth with Yardzen & Benjamin Moore

Just in time for front porch decorating and gathering at home for the holidays, sign up for Yardzen’s Free “Front Door Upgrade” ($300 value) with Benjamin Moore to elevate your house’s curb appeal.

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