The Summer Sportsman
May 20, 2010
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Valspar Paint, Apartment Therapy, and the GQ Design Group have joined forces to create a home style super group. We're pulling together a guide for guys, exploring trends in color that convey a man's smart, sophisticated, and personal style. First up, the Summer Sportsman. Always on the go, he's the kind of guy who loves to get outside, whether he's golfing in Edinburgh or surfing in Baha.

His Colors

As a leading color authority, Valspar Paint's commitment to style leads them to develop the kind of colors that convey a sophisticated masculine point of view. The Summer Sportsman's palette is all about bringing the outdoors inside and finding color inspiration in nature, like stone grays or ocean blues. Deep, dark, natural colors can create surprising contrasts. (Just check out that tub!)

Dutch Licorice 4008-4C
Azure Jazz 4011-6
Brisk Olive 6002-4A

His Home

The Summer Sportsman keeps the windows open and fills his home with things he loves: black and white photos of his college rowing team, a table painted with a racing stripe, or a driftwood lamp he picked up on a trip to Southern California. His style is laid-back, personal, and free of fuss.

Want More?

• Check out GQ's Summer Sportsman style guide at • Read more posts on guy style at

We've teamed up with Valspar Paint to create The Inside Man, a special feature dedicated to daily (Monday – Friday) posts from Apartment Therapy and GQ about men's color conundrums and style questions. From sofas with cup holders to brilliant bachelor pads, we're focusing on the décor dilemmas men often bring to us.

Photos: Stephen Ellwood, Evan Thomas, and Liezel Strauss / Apartment Therapy

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