Popular Color Schemes for Painting the Exterior of your Home
What kind of first impression does your house make on visitors? The colors
you choose to paint it will have a lot to do with how others perceive
it. The classic whites and beiges that you might think are boring can
give homes a sense of elegance and heritage, according to HGTV. When you
paint them with the lighter color and then use darker accents, it tends
to give the home a softer appearance.
Homeowners would be advised to limit using bright colors as a means to
“express themselves” when considering the primary color. The
rule of thumb for exterior painting should be that the brighter or bolder
a color is, the smaller the space should be where it is applied.
Although bright colors that make too much of an impression are not a good
choice for all-over paint color, that doesn’t mean you should limit
yourself to pale hues that lack much pigment at all.
Colors of the earth, like olive, sage green, straw, or rattan tan, are
especially appealing when used on certain types of homes. Those structures
made from wood, stone, and other natural elements look great when they
are covered largely, or in part, with shades that coordinate with their
For example, a cabin or ranch style home might be painted green to reflect
its place in nature. A coastal home, on the other hand, might be painted
blue to reflect the colors of the sky and the ocean. Continue the theme
of having the lighter shade on the majority of the house, and use the
darker color for the trim.
Turn Tradition on Its Head
Colonial style homes are some of the most beautiful you will find in many
neighborhoods. Traditionally, they are painted in a single color and are
most often painted solid white. If you are torn between the classic, pristine
appearance of white, add some contrasting color to the shutters and door.
It won’t take away from the elegant statement of the white, but
will add even more interest and make the front door more inviting.
Getting Help from Top Paint Brands
If you aren’t sure which colors you need to use together to get results
that are creative and still right for the home, some top brands like Benjamin
Moore have developed paint color palettes that provide you with the complementary
hues that work together flawlessly. On their website, Benjamin Moore provides
color combinations that enhance the architecture, character, and surroundings
of a home to help you bring together two, three, or four colors to perfection.
The Paint Job: The Foundation
Regardless of the quality of paint you start with, or the selection of
top color schemes, the quality of the paint job will be the foundation
of the home’s appearance. Investing in the
professionals at Dixon Painting for exterior painting in Marietta is the best way to turn your idea of what your home should look like into
a reality. After all, you only have one opportunity to make a first impression.
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