There comes a time in every home’s life where it is necessary to protect it against the elements. The best way to accomplish this is by applying a quality exterior paint or stain. The professionals at Bluenote Painting can easily prepare your home for its new look and erase the stress of having to paint the exterior of your home. When choosing an exterior paint, make sure to select a paint that’s resistant to mold, mildew, and ultraviolet light. Also, finding one that is fade-resistant is beneficial for durability.
Stick to the Basics
Many homeowners select a color in the same palette for their exterior color scheme. These combinations have stood the test of time (and trend) and come out on top. If your home has beige or lighter color siding, chances are that it will look best with a bright white trim around the windows, doors, and on railings. Certain color pairings and combinations (such as beige, pale yellow or green with white) will always work for creating a home exterior that is fresh, crisp, and clean. If your home’s exterior is a dark or bold color, using an off-white or creamy color for the trim creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Another factor that can help you decide on a color scheme is your outdoor lighting fixtures. Just like the inside of your home, outdoor lighting begs for complimentary paint colors that accentuate or mask, accordingly.
Let’s be Shady
Homes that are painted one solid color throughout their exterior can end up looking one dimensional. Try choosing an exterior color scheme that includes varying shades of your choice paint color. By selecting specific features of your home and painting them either a darker or lighter shade than the majority of your home, your home will look striking without being overwhelming. These features can include doors, window trim, door trim, and railings. Another great option is to include a pop of color by painting your front door.
Don’t Overwhelm with Architecture
Homes built in a classical style traditionally have bold, strong architectural characteristics. As a homeowner, you can still choose to incorporate bright, bold colors into your exterior paint scheme, but be sure to not overpower these characteristics by using too much of your bold accent color. Ultimately, the exterior paint color that you choose should compliment the design of your house, not be the design itself.
Choosing a new exterior paint color for your home can be stressful, but Bluenote Painting can help ensure that your home painting project goes off without a hitch.