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3 Key Tips to Choosing Colors for an Exterior Painting Project December 21, 2016

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3 Key Tips to Choosing Colors for an Exterior Painting Project, Miami, Ohio

Not everybody has an artist's eye, and some people find it tricky to choose the right colors when they begin an exterior painting project. Richard Shannon's Painting, Flooring and Remodeling, the premier commercial painters in Miami County, OH, offers three important tips below to help you choose the best exterior paint colors. Since 1980, they have provided business and residential customers in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton area with meticulous and reliable services at affordable rates.  

3 Important Tips When Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

Consider Fixed Features

When selecting colors for an exterior painting project, consider fixed features, like masonry, pathways, driveways, roof tiles, and other exterior elements, that are difficult or impossible to change without a major renovation. Work with rather than against what you have and choose colors that complement these features.

Match Your Home's Architectural Style

Exterior PaintingChoose an exterior painting color scheme that fits your home's architectural style and era. For instance, colonial style homes are traditionally white, while Queen Anne Victorian homes are known as "painted ladies" for their bright, eye-catching colors. Unless you intend to create a jarring effect, choose paint that complements the home's design.

Choose Dominant, Trim, & Accent Colors

Your exterior painting project should include three contrasting paint shades: a dominant color, a trim color, and an accent color. The dominant color covers most of the exterior. The trim color, which should contrast dramatically with the dominant color (often dark on white, or white on dark), makes railings, roof edgings, door and window casings, and other trim work "pop." Finally, the accent color adds visual interest to doors, shutters, ornamental features, and other small areas.

Richard Shannon's Painting, Flooring and Remodeling offers the finest exterior and interior painting services in the region, as well as drywall, tile, carpet, and hardwood floor installation. Visit their company website for contact and location details, or call (513) 575-5247 to speak to a friendly expert about your painting or power washing needs.

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