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2021 Color Trends | Color of the Year

2021 Color Trends

We’ve spent a lot of time at home this year. If you are looking for ways to refresh your living spaces, consider these 2021 color trends. Find inspiration below, whether you plan to paint your entire house or want to create an accent wall!

Pantone - 2021 Color Trends

Pantone

Pantone has selected two colors for their 2021 color of the year. Ultimate Gray is a calming neutral color and Illuminating is a bright, sunny yellow. 

“As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colors of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.”

Best House Plans of 2020

Top 10 House Plans of 2020

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to look back at our best house plans of 2020. From our top selling designs to our best new photography, check out these front-runners! 

The Cline - Top 10 House Plans of 2020

The Cline House Plan 1419

This front porch is accented with an arched gable and tapered columns frame each side in this rustic cottage house plan. Inside, the kitchen is positioned for front views with a window over the sink. A walk-in pantry, bar with sink, spacious utility room with side entry porch, and abundant storage will appeal to the modern homeowner. The dining room and master bedroom open to a grand screened porch with skylights and a fireplace.

House Plan 1383 – Small Modern Farmhouse

The Rogers house plan 1383 is now available!

The Rogers house plan 1383 is a small modern farmhouse designed for family living. A vaulted ceiling visually expands the great room, and the dining room is spacious and open for gatherings. The drop zone has a built-in seat and enjoys a sun tunnel, and a powder room is available for guests. The kitchen features an island and barn doors open to a pantry and utility room. Just steps away, a door leads to the rear porch and patio. Two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, share a bathroom with a dual sink vanity. The master suite is to the opposite side of the floor plan and enjoys two skylights, a massive walk-in closet, and a luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, walk-in shower, and a dual sink vanity. Find storage space in the garage and a bonus room above.

Front rendering of The Rogers house plan 1383.

See all the details of The Rogers house plan 1383 on our website!

Holiday Decorating Contest 2020

‘Tis the season to showcase your best Clark Griswold-inspired holiday decorations and enter your home in our 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest! 25,000 twinkle lights (give or take a few), wreaths, trees, mantels, and everything in between – we want to see how you embrace the magic of the season! 🎄

If your home is a Don Gardner design, we would love to see it all decked out for the holidays. Simply submit your photos to [email protected] with the subject line “Holiday Decorating Contest” for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! We will accept photos until 8AM EST on Monday, December 21st. Please include the name and/or number of the Don Gardner home plan in your email. Exterior and interior photos accepted. Please, no more than 5 photos per entry. All submissions will be approved for use in the contest by Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. Depending on the number of submissions received, we may narrow down a group of finalist for the vote. 

Follow us on Facebook to vote for the winner on December 22nd. 

We will announce the winner on December 23rd around 2PM EST. 

❄❄❄ Let It Snow! ❄❄❄

We are certainly not walking in a winter wonderland here in South Carolina, but if you are, we would also love to see snow-covered photos of your Don Gardner home. ⛄

The Bentonville house plan 308.
The Bentonville Plan 308

Happy decorating, everyone! We can’t wait to spread some holiday cheer! 

House Plan 1584 – Rustic Modern Farmhouse

The Roerig house plan 1584 is now available!

With an angled courtyard entry and multiple gables, this rustic ranch house plan garners instant curb-appeal. The interior is open and welcoming with a fireplace in the great room and an island kitchen that shares a cathedral ceiling with the dining room. The master bedroom is a private retreat and offers access to the rear porch topped with skylights. The garage enters the home through a drop zone and a spacious utility room, full bathroom, and a pantry are all adjoining. Upstairs, an optional bonus room with a full bathroom makes an ideal guest suite or media room.

Front rendering of The Roerig house plan 1584.

See all the details of The Roerig home plan 1584 on our website!