If you have nailed down the main paint color that you want to paint the outside of your home, you are doing well. This is one of the most difficult parts of painting your home’s exterior. However, hopefully when you were choosing the paint color for your house, you thought about the accent colors you will need as well. You want to make sure that you pick the right exterior trim color that will help you achieve the look you’re after with your home. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. is here to talk about how important it is to choose the right exterior trim color when painting your home.
Should Exterior Trim Be Lighter or Darker than House?
When it comes to choosing the exterior trim color for your home, there is no one-size-fits-all option. Depending on what you are looking for, you can take it several different directions. The first thing that you need to do is choose what look you are looking for. Whether you are wanting colors that contrast each other or a more monochromatic look, the paint color you choose will have a large impact on the way your house looks.
- Contrasting Paint Colors: If you are looking for ways to make the architectural features on the outside of your house pop, one of the best ways to do that is to choose a contrasting trim color for your house. This is a great way to achieve a look that has depth as well as interest. For instance, if you have a White House, choosing a dark colored trim such as black will give your home as much contrast as possible. This is a very modern choice and popular among many homeowners. Likewise, if you have a darker colored house, you can choose paint color that is light such as white or cream to give your home depth.
- Monochromatic Paint Colors: On the flip side of this, you can decide to go with a more monochromatic or subtle look on the outside of your house. This is achieved by choosing an exterior trim color that is only two or three shades lighter or darker than the main color of your house. For people that are not looking for a bold look, monochromatic colors can be a great choice. This type of exterior paint usually looks best on traditional style homes.
- Complimentary Paint Color: some people enjoy having bolder colors on their home’s exterior. If this is you, make sure that you are choosing paint colors that complement each other. Think about the color wheel and choose colors that are opposite each other on that wheel.
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If it is time to paint the outside of your home, you want to make sure that you are choosing a company that will give you exceptional results every time. At L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. we will pay close attention to detail as we paint the outside of your home. Call us today!