Choosing the paint color for your home can sometimes be terrifying! If you pick a color that is blah, you’re looking at a flat, featureless house. If you pick a color that is too bold, you could easily upset your neighbors or the homeowner’s association. The best color to paint your home is with colors that highlight the special features of your house and show some of your personality as well. Below are some ways you can find that perfect combination.
Take a Look Around
Take a look at your neighborhood to get some paint ideas, but don’t paint your house the same color as your neighbor. Select a color that sets your house apart from the neighbors without clashing.
Some of the colors are already established on your home. Take a look at your roof. Is it slate, metal, terra cotta or clay? The new paint doesn’t have to be the color of the roof, but it should blend well and harmonize.
Look to Nature
The world around your home is blooming with paint colors to choose from. Tall trees might
What Color Expresses Your Personality?
Why not go with your favorite color to express your personality? What if your favorite color is purple? You can go with an atypical exterior color of violets, gray and navy which looks stunning when the right shade is used with a complementing supportive color. For example, for the body color, you can go with polished silver. This is a delicate color giving a nice, neutral background to the bold accent of the door and trim. For the trim highlight, use a silvery white paint to complement the body color and give a crisper detailing to the trim on windows and your porch posts. For the trim color on shutters, go with a shade of violet to warm up the cooler paint color on your house. Accent the front door color so that it stands out but also stays in line with your palette by using a deep violet or navy paint. This will look classy, fit your personality and won’t upset the neighbors.
If you like things that are big and grand, choose a light color of paint. White is a favorite color chosen for traditional classical architecture, and it makes a home look larger. Think about all the magnificent estates you see painted in white. In fact, the White House in Washington, DC shows that sense of dignity and size.
To the contrary, you can go darker for more drama. Dark siding and trims will make the home appear smaller, but the attention to detail is certainly eye-catching. Accent recesses in darker paint colors, and highlight the details with lighter paint colors.
Gather some inspiration from the inside of your house to transform to the outside colors. Some people are a lot more comfortable using colors that make a personal statement in their kitchen, bedroom or dining room. With good choices, the interior and exterior of your home will make its own statement about your design taste and personality. Clinton Painting Services can help you pick the perfect color for both your personality and the neighborhood you live in! Give them a call at (336)215-4128 today for more information.
Lena Carson is an interior designer from Tucson, Arizona. She is experienced in both exterior and interior painting, as well as kitchen design and landscaping. The folks at Clinton Painting Services want to express our thanks to Lena, she took the time to write this guest blog post as a service for our customers.