Anchorage, Alaska
3041 Bettles Bay Loop
Anchorage, AK 99515

3 Tips for Choosing the Exterior Paint Color of Your Home August 13, 2019

Anchorage, Anchorage County
3 Tips for Choosing the Exterior Paint Color of Your Home, Anchorage, Alaska

A beautiful exterior paint job can make your home the envy of the neighborhood. With so many colors to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to begin. Luckily, there are proven design approaches you can take. These will ensure you select a paint color that fits your aesthetics and has lasting value.

How to Choose Exterior Paint

1. Plan Around What You Can’t Change

paintIf you have natural stone features, large trees, authentic clay roof tiles, or other property details that you enjoy or are too costly to remove or replace, plan your exterior colors around them. It’s often best to emphasize these features by using neutral undertones. Beige, gray, light blue, and similar paint colors will all help foliage and natural stone pop while still giving your home character.

2. Emphasize Architectural Style

The ideal paint color will complement your home’s architecture. Victorian and Old World-style homes typically welcome cool colors and lighter tones. New boxy, modernist houses welcome whites and grays that will help sharp edges and features stand out. Decide which architectural elements you want to highlight and plan around them. Keep in mind that you can go more bold with trim colors since they’re less overpowering to accent architecture.

3. Blend in or Stand Out

Take a look at your neighborhood. If earthy, calm colors are the prominent theme, you may want to blend in. This is especially true if you’re painting to sell the home. If you want to stand out, step away from the trend. Rather than beige or gray, choose a warm red or dark blue. Make sure your home doesn’t become an eyesore, however.


For a stunning new paint job, work with the professionals at Alaska Painting & Construction of Anchorage, AK. They’ve built a reputation for customer service and superior craftsmanship. Whether you need exterior or interior painting, new flooring, or general home improvements, their team will work closely to achieve all your goals. Call (907) 830-3050 to schedule a consultation and visit their website to learn more about their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Alaska Painting & Construction LLC
5 Flooring Trends for 2020, Anchorage, Alaska
If you're looking to do some home improvement projects this year, it's important that you keep up with modern trends. Flooring has likely evolved since you last renovated, as more
5 Creative Ways to Design an Accent Wall, Anchorage, Alaska
If you're growing tired of the look of your space, but you're not quite ready for a full renovation, consider adding an accent wall. This home improvement project is a great way to more
3 Reasons to Paint Your Home Interior During Winter, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’re thinking of painting your home’s interior, winter is a great time to get started. There are several key reasons why the cooler season provides hospitable conditions for an more
5 Remodeling Tips for Home Offices, Anchorage, Alaska
If you work from home or need a designated space for writing or relaxing, a home office may be a necessity. Home remodeling will help you create a space that’s comfortable more
3 Luxury Features for Bathroom Remodeling Projects, Anchorage, Alaska
A bathroom remodeling project can drastically improve the overall property value of your home. Beyond just adding a fresh coat of paint and redoing the flooring, there are several more