Painting your home’s exterior
How do you know you’ve chosen the right colors to accent your home’s exterior?
What colors on windows, doors, trim or shutters can highlight architectural details?
Try these tips to help choose an exterior color scheme for your home.
Be sure to accent your home’s style
Consider your home’s design. Blend existing features into a cohesive look. For modern homes, earthy neutrals complement contrasting sharp lines and the shine of glass and steel. Soft hues, like variations of pastel blue, white, beige or green complement more traditional aesthetics.
Consider curb appeal
When choosing a new exterior color palette, consider how it will look next to neighboring homes, or blend with your homeowner’s association guidelines or other local requirements. If most homes in your neighborhood convey a monochro matic look, consider colors that complement it. Add a boldly painted front door or contrasting window or door trim to help your home stand out without sticking out.
Test the color on a small sample first
Sometimes testing the color on your home or its doors can help. If you are torn between options, test paint samples on a small area where colors will converge on your house. If you’re thinking about repainting, re-siding or remodeling your home, it’s also a good time to replace windows and doors. Once you’ve picked the base color for your home, add coordinating or contrasting window and door trim. Pella En-duraClad exterior finishes come in a variety of color options for alu-minumclad wood windows, patio and entry doors.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.