Drawing from ship-building techniques, shiplap siding and board and batten are striking decorative additions to a home. Choosing the right paint color and sheen will bring the signature aesthetic of shiplap and board & batten to life.
Classic & Charming
Although traditional shiplap is white or off-white, modern shiplap can be painted a variety of colors. Often arranged in a vertical or horizontal pattern, the planks are set close together to create a look reminiscent of the interior hull of a ship. Ever popular for ceilings, shiplap helps to create architectural depth, even in neutral spaces.
Colorful Shiplap Accent Walls
If you prefer the look of neutral paint, but want to bring color into your home, opt for blue or gray hues. If you’re looking for deeper, more saturated colors, find inspiration with jewel tones. Want something a little lighter? Get inspired with pale and pastel paint colors.
When choosing hues for your home’s exterior, think about combinations that speak to the space and its natural surroundings. Bring year-round boardwalk vibes with driftwood-inspired shiplap, or lean into country cabin design with dark green and brown hues.
Creative Board and Batten Walls
Character-rich board and batten walls create energy within a space thanks to varying dimensions—boards usually measure 12” wide, while batten is 2-4”, and layouts can be square or rectangular varieties.
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Source: Benjamin Moore Paints