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  • Driftwood: Fashion Color for Clothing and Homes

    March 14 2012

    COLUMBUS, OHIO - According to the Pantone® “Fashion in Color Report for Spring of 2012,” Driftwood is one of the top 10 colors for clothing choices.* That’s no surprise to folks at Simonton Windows who have seen Driftwood emerge over the years as one of the most popular color choices on exterior vinyl window frames in the Decorum® by Simonton collection.

    “In this case, what works in clothing fashion also works in home fashion design,” says Kate Smith, chief color maven at Sensational Color. “Driftwood is the ideal color complement in so many ways. The earthy, natural blend of beige and gray provides both the ideal backdrop for adding splashes of color in other areas of clothing and the home, along with serving as a stand-out color by itself.”

    The Decorum by Simonton collection of color and finish options on vinyl window and patio door frames was launched to provide homeowners with colorful options to express themselves in their homes. The beachy Driftwood option has grown over the years to one of the most popular choices for home exterior window frames for both new construction and replacement window projects.

    Adaptable Driftwood Color

    “Driftwood is an adaptable color,” says Smith. “It’s subtle and elegant by itself. But, when added to a home exterior it blends in really well with different siding colors and options, such as brick and stone to create a cohesive ‘whole home’ fashion statement.”

    Smith points out that there are many similarities between fashion and home design. “In both situations you try to select a main color that you can accent with other colors or accessories,” says Smith. “In fashion, this may be a Driftwood-colored dress highlighted by a bright tangerine scarf or colorful jewelry. In a home project, you can accent your Driftwood-colored windows with bright green shutters, unique hardware options or woodgrain finishes on the interior of the frame.”

    Interior options in the Decorum by Simonton collection include Antique Cherry, Maple and Contemporary woodgrains plus white and tan. Premium hardware finishes include Brushed Nickel, Oil-rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, Dark Bronze, White, Driftwood and Tan. In addition to Driftwood, the exterior color options include Brick, Chocolate, Bronze, Cream, Pine and Tan.

    “Home exterior color options can be fun and very personalized,” says Smith. “To help homeowners explore the opportunity to add color to their home’s exterior there’s a free 30-page “FRESH Home Exterior Colors” guide available at www.simonton.com. This downloadable tool provides tips and steps for homeowners to confidently add color ‘from the top down’ to their home exteriors.”

    Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Simonton ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors, Two Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Studies SM.

    Simonton was also ranked #1 in quality in the 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards administered by LBM Journal Research Institute.

    Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of Fortune Brand Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Simonton delivers award-recognized products nationwide to key markets throughout the 48 continental United States. Simonton is a founding sponsor of The Weather Museum and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com.

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    Simonton Windows received the highest numerical score among window and door manufacturers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2011 study based on responses from 2,605 consumers measuring 11 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased new windows or patio doors in the previous 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in March-April 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

    ENERGY STAR is a government program that helps consumers protect the environment through superior energy efficiency and is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    *The Pantone® “Fashion in Color Report for Spring 2012” can be found at www.pantone.com/spring2012.

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