Choosing the right color for your home can be pretty stressful. Especially since it is an investment and a pretty extensive project to undertake. You want to make sure that the colors you choose will last a good long time! Since paint has become more durable over the years (lasting up to at least 9 years!), it has become quite popular for homeowners to make good investments in freshening up their homes curb appeal. When choosing exterior paint colors for your home, it is important to consider a few things before you begin.
Environment and Neighborhood
Before you rush and pick up your favorite paint color at your local hardware store, take a moment to consider what color the homes are in your neighborhood and what the environment might be like in your area. Are the homes bright and bold? Maybe they all have a more neutral tone? It doesn’t hurt to pick out a color that makes your home stand out, but doing it in a tasteful way that doesn’t detract from the rest of the homes will catch the eye of a potential buyer.
Natural or Permanent Elements on Your Home
It can be easy to overlook those natural or more permanent elements on your home when looking for paint. The chimney, brick, stone, light fixtures, roof, and even the cement staircase or pathways can affect the way paint looks on a home. Does the stonework or brick have a warm or cool tone? Will the color you chose contrast well with the fixtures? Choose an exterior paint color that fits well with what you might not have the option of changing or painting.
Trim and Siding Color Combinations
How does one choose the right exterior paint color combinations for their home? One thing to keep in mind, if you aren’t feeling confident in making a selection, is to choose a paint color for the siding and then pick a color two shades lighter or darker for the trim! This will ensure that the colors have similar tones and blend well either way. Here are some homes with popular paint color combinations from different manufacturers.
Safari Vest PPU7-22
Bit of Sugar PR-W14
Crescent Cream SW 7721
Deer Valley SW 7720
Inverness SW 6433
Smoke Infusion 5002-1B
Coastal Dusk 5002-2B
Double Chocolate 2011-B
For future advice, you can always consult with a paint specialist. Several manufacturers offer step by step help on their websites with collections and palettes to browse through. Choosing the right exterior paint color for your home and freshening up it’s look will go a long way! If you’d also like to learn ways that you can make your home more eco-friendly for resale, click here.