5 Tips for Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

While choosing a new paint color for the living room and kitchen is hard enough, choosing a new home exterior paint color can almost feel like a marriage proposal––a long-term commitment. So take some of the weight off your shoulders, here are 5 crucial tips:

  1. Before you go crazy with the palette samples, forget about your own house for a second. Take a moment to consider the houses that neighbor you so that your colors don’t stick out like a sore thumb.
  2. Unless you’re completely redoing your entire property, consider what won’t be changed (roof shingles, driveway, sidewalk) and how that meshes with your color of choice. In that same vein, consider how to accent the unique architecture of your home, especially the windows.
  3. Seasonal change will affect the look of your exterior paint, so consider the trees on your property and what colors appear throughout the year, like blossoms in the spring and changing leaves in the fall.
  4. Choose specific spots on the exterior, then use those spots to compare color samples at different times throughout a single day. This will give you a better feel of how daylight and weather fluctuation will influence the feel of your exterior paint.
  5. White and light colors are always safe. But why not live a little for once . . .

Keep in mind, nobody’s got a better eye than a professional, so feel free to contact us with any of your exterior painting questions!

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