Whether you are about to put your house on the market, or you just want to freshen up the look of your house, your exterior paint color is vital to the first impression of your home. The right color scheme makes a statement, and adds value to your home.
Before you start collecting paint chips, review the following tips on what to consider when painting your home’s exterior:
- Understand your home’s character. The structural style of your home should impact your use of color on the exterior of your home. Victorians, for example, can support four or more carefully-selected colors to combine for a stunning look. More modern homes look more sophisticated in one overall color scheme.
- Identify architectural details. Before you look at paint colors, understand what aspects of your home you want to draw attention to. Do you have columns along your porch, or maybe a stone or brick arch above the doorway? The right paint color can make your home’s architectural details stand out.
- Take advantage of your garage. Painting your garage doors the same color as a section of your home can make your property look even larger than it already is. The trim around the garage doors should match either the garage door itself, or the trim of the house.
- Draw inspiration from your surroundings. You may find an exterior paint color that you love, but if it clashes with the surroundings, that color is probably not right for your home. What’s more, when deciding on a paint color, take into account the other accents of your home that could use a paint job. For example, paint a weathered garden bench a cheerful hue and plant colorful flowers for a real pop.
It’s important to keep the big picture in mind when choosing to paint the exterior of your home. Strike the balance between your personal style, and how the color will impact the resale value of your property.
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