Investing in an exterior painting project is an effective way to improve your property’s curb appeal. Color is one of the first elements people will notice, so it’s important to choose a hue that flatters the architectural details of your property and doesn’t clash with nearby buildings or homes. Here are a few tips to help you pick a color to improve the look of your home.
How to Pick an Exterior Paint Color
1. Select a Trio of Hues
Avoid using a monochromatic scheme, as it will make the property appear flat and dull. To help your property stand out, choose three different colors for your exterior painting project. Work with a professional to select a dominant pigment for the siding and other large surfaces. Accent colors will balance that hue and put the focus on the doors, window frames, and shutters. To create a contrast effect, pair a dominant neutral tone, such as beige or light gray, with a bold accent color, such as red, navy, or dark green.
2. Try Out Samples on the House
Test colors on a small area of the house—that others won’t notice—before making a decision. Sunlight and shade impact how the color will look in natural lighting, helping you to decide if it has the right amount of shimmer.
3. Consider the Location of Your Home
Factor in the location of your home into the decision-making process. Lighter colors—such as yellow, white, and tan—help homes stand out, while darker hues—such as charcoal, dark grey, or other dark, neutral tones—help them blend in. For example, if your home is located far away from the sidewalk or street, choose a lighter color to give the illusion that it’s closer than it actually is. If you don’t want to draw attention to your home, choose a darker hue.
If you need help choosing a color for your exterior painting project, contact the painting contractors at Armend's Painting and Home Improvement. For over 20 years, New Haven County, CT, residents have relied on their exterior and interior painting services to meet their home improvement needs. To schedule a consultation, call (203) 597-7179, or visit their website to learn more about their exterior painting services.