Can you balance blues, whites, and reds on a home exterior without going the full-on patriotic red, white, and blue route? Taylor Cabot, a Portland, Oregon architect, did just that with his 1923 cottage. Saying that he most decidedly "did not want the house to look like an American flag," he went with a deeper, shadier blue for the main body of the house. The red, too, was not a bright patriotic red but, like the blue, was shaded down into a darker maroon.
Color is only one aspect of an exterior paint choice; sheen is another important factor. Low Lustre finish is a top choice for the main siding color—the low-reflective finish adds a slight gloss, hides surface imperfections and cleans well. Semi-gloss paints add extra durability and clean up easily, making them a good choice for areas such as windowsills that bear the brunt of weather shifts. High gloss finishes make color look richer but magnify surface imperfections.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is a famous American hip hop recording artist who has achieved several feats in the field including winning the prestigious Grammy Award. Starting off as a pro at the age of nine with ‘Cash Money Records’, Wayne became part of the American teenage hip-hop duo, ‘The B.G.'z’ along with rapper Lil' Doogie. After a couple of years, he joined American hip hop group ‘Hot Boys’ along with Young Turk, Juvenile and Lil' Doogie, who is now known as B.G. Eventually, the group’s fame zoomed with its single ‘Bling Bling’ and platinum-selling album ‘Guerrilla Warfare’. He came out with his solo debut album during that time titled ‘Tha Block Is Hot’ which received a platinum certification from ‘Recording Industry Association of America’ (RIAA). This was followed by a series of other hit and popular albums by the hip hop sensation that not only earned him international fame but also cemented his position among the notable international hip hop artists. He became one of the all-time best selling music artists with a global sale of over 100 million records. His most remarkable and successful album ‘Tha Carter III’ sold more than one million copies in the US in its first-week and won him the ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Best Rap Album’. Lil Wayne founded his own record label ‘Young Money Entertainment’.