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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Colours for a Home

The exterior of your house is an extension of your home’s personality and reflects your lifestyle. A fresh coat of paint is also the most affordable and eye-catching way to make a big impact on the appearance of your property. If you are looking forward to painting the exteriors of your home, the most difficult task may just be the choice of colour. The right colour for the exteriors of your house depends on the look you want as well as the architectural details of the house.

  • 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Colours for a Home

No matter how complicated the architecture of your house, you can choose the right exterior paint for your home by following these four simple tips.

Assess Your Home’s Personality: Your home has a personality that is further influenced by the neighbourhood, the geographical location, etc. The colour you choose can be representative of young and hip culture or you may prefer subdued and subtle shades. The architectural elements of your home can be used to give you an idea about the colours that would suit your home. If your house is an old world Tuscan or a Mediterranean-inspired villa then you can choose weathered whites, Terracotta oranges and sun-kissed brown details that are ideal for barrel tile roof and trim details.

Use Nature as a Backdrop for Colour Selection: The natural surroundings of your home can impact your exteriors beautifully. Beach homes, mountain-surrounded homes, and tropical inspired homes are inspired by nature itself. You can use natural colours found around your home with elements such as sand, water, trees and sky to inspire your home’s exterior colour – beautiful pale shades of white, tan, blues, and pale green and yellows.

Recreate from Past Memories: Many homeowners draw unique inspirations from their past memories, especially what they see on vacations. You can also do that if you have something in mind. Many island homes use bright amusing colours such as turquoise, peach, sunny yellow, coral, and lavender for the exterior of their homes. The bright colours could also be just what your old house needs for a fresh new look.

Use History for Ideas: If you have an old Victorian style home or an aged Tudor style home then keeping your home’s historical character and original colours is essential. You can also check from your city’s Chamber of Commerce or from a historical organisation about the original colours of the age when your home was built. Look for the paint services that feature historical colour palettes eliminating the guesswork and choosing the right colour shade for the exterior of your home.

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