Whether you are looking to put your home on the market or wanting to freshen up the exterior, a new coat of exterior paint can go a long way in keeping your home attractive and increasing curb appeal. Your exterior should be updated every 4-8 years, depending on the siding type. This offers a great opportunity for you to consider color schemes that embrace the overall mood of your property – is it an eclectic bungalow or a traditional ranch? Either way, there are specific colors, styles and techniques that you can use to emphasis the best qualities of your residential exterior. We’ve narrowed down a few trends in exterior paint selection that match the style of your home:
With each residential exterior, there are certain features that deserve to be highlighted. The wooden trim around the bay windows, the plant boxes on the second story, and especially the exterior door paint color. Consider choosing a bright, contrasting color to highlight your home’s entryway. Use a color wheel to determine which contrasting paint colors you can use against your home’s exterior. A pastel trim with a stone gray facade goes a long way in adding depth and interest to your exterior. Determining the best contrasting colors for your residential exterior can be tricky – consider consulting with a Bluenote Painting professional to help make these decisions.
Embrace the Mold
A classic look is always on trend. If you’re dealing with a craftsman style exterior, consider an earthy tone for the exterior paint color. Traditional Victorians can really stand out with a rich, vibrant hues. Browse the Behr exterior paint collection to find more ideas that fit your specific style of home. It’s also important to consider the location of your home – where does light hit and how is landscaping used throughout the property? An experienced residential painter will consider these questions when selecting paint colors to match your siding type with style of home. At Bluenote Painting, we have a team of skilled professionals that are able to determine the best color options for your style of home.
Painting Exterior Brick
A brick facade is one of the most interesting canvases for an exterior paint job. It is a lengthy process that requires patience, but the end result is a textured, compelling exterior for your family home. A comprehensive pressure washing job is important before starting on the paint. Painting exterior brick is a great way to modernize and add value to the home. Consider a cooler color – a light blue or gray – to really add contrast to the traditional brick color.
Committing to an exterior paint project is a big deal, and we are here to help. If you are considering making adjustments to the exterior of your home, please check out the exterior painting jobs that Bluenote Painting has completed recently. We offer professional, affordable residential painting services in the northeast Oregon area, and our exterior painting services are available from estimate to final result. Contact us today!