With new paint colors, the quickest way to spruce up the outside of your home. Since there is a public component to your color selection to consider as everyone sees the outside your home, picking the exterior color needs to have some thought, though you are free to choose any colors for the relatively private interior. Today, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. would like to share a few tips when deciding on the color scheme of your home’s exterior.
Tips for Choosing Exterior House Paint Colors
1) Observe the Neighborhood. Check out your neighbors’ houses and their color schemes. Be sure to take not of any that attracts you. A variation on your favorite color schemes will look nice and be appropriate for the neighborhood if your home is similar in style.
2) Sun’s Movement. Make note of what parts of your home get the most sunlight at which times of day full sunlight intensifies colors. Consider more subtle colors to avoid a garish effect if the front of your home is in full sun for the second half of the day. On the other hand, due to trees a home mostly in soft shade can have a more saturated colors to beautiful effect.
3) Paint Color Accents. Where you can be more adventurous with color, homes typically have many smaller details, such as porch columns, fascia, and shutters. Home address plates and mailboxes to use as opportunities for pops of bright color, along with flowerpots (and even flowers).
4) Welcome Color Contrast. You need both dark and light colors for visual interest, variations in tones highlight the architectural details of your home. Select lighter window frames, shutters and trims to provide contrast if the main body of your home is a dark color, or vice versa.
5) Test the Home Paint Colors. In full sunlight across a wide swath of the exterior, the color you see on the paint chip in the store will become darker and more intense. You can move them about the exterior by making large boards with the paint colors you’re considering. Directly onto several spots of the home, paint the samples. To assure you can live comfortably with those colors, you want to see the colors at different times of day under different lighting conditions.
6) Material Coordination. Choose trim colors that work with the natural shades and textures for homes with a stone or brick façade. For example, a dark red brick home benefits from a contrasting cream trim with sage green accents as the complimentary color to red.
7) Homes’ Architectural Design. You will want to take into the account the design of your home. Whether if it is an old Victorian home or a new modern design, you want to compliment the architecture’s style with the choice of paint.
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In the end, no matter what you decide to use, you want to ensure your New York home’s exterior is painted right. To ensure fast and efficient exterior painting project, call L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. and let our experts serve you with superior results.