How To Choose An Exterior Paint Palette For Your Home


When you are choosing the colors that you are going to paint on the outside of your home, you are essentially choosing a palette that is going to effective the entire mood of the street that you are on. If you choose a color that is outlandish or does not look good with your roof, then you are going to make the entire street on which you live look a little bit silly. Here are some tips to follow to choose an exterior paint palette for your home without upsetting your neighbors.

1. Use Roofing and Your Driveway to Choose a Color

You can't easily change the color of your roof or your driveway. As a result, you are going to want to plan your color palette around these two elements. If you don't use these two elements to plan your palette, then you run the risk of having a beautifully colored house that does match your roof and driveway at all, spoiling the overall effect. Choose a color that is going to complement these two elements.

2. Go For Historical Accuracy

Talk to an expert about the style in which your home is designed, especially if your home is not brand new. You want to get a general feel for the time period in which it was built in order to choose a color that matches it historically. Choosing a color that matches your home historically will help you highlight the parts of your home that the architect intended to have highlighted and downplay other parts of your home. For example, if you have a traditional New England-style home, you are going to want to consider painting it white, navy, or a light grey, rather than a light mint color because this does not fit in with the historical accuracy of the house and will highlight portions of the house that are not meant to be looked at for long.

3. Choose a Color Based On Proximity to the Street

If your house is closer to the back of the street and there are houses in front of it, then you might want to choose a brighter color in order to stand out slightly and balance out the street. If you are close to the street, then choose a darker, more neutral tone in order to allow the houses behind you to shine. Your neighbors will thank you for your thoughtfulness.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in painting the exterior of your home, or go to websites that discuss painting options.


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