You are getting ready to repaint your home and would like a color change. Maybe it is your “new’ home and looking to make it “your house” Maybe it is just time for a change. Its time to pick Exterior House colors.
What color will work for you?
Please remember there is no one correct answer and remember it is your house.
We have found many homeowners would rather see a color scheme on a home than try to guess and put samples all over their home. We often ask them to let us know a home they like and start from that color scheme and tweak it a bit to make it their own.
Large homes: Large homes can use bold deep colors with lighter accent trim. This makes a statement and with a touch of a third color on shutters or exterior doors can finish the transformation.
Smaller homes such as capes and ranches often use lighter colors so that they would have a larger feel.
Front Entrance Door; A brighter bold front door partnered with a lighter colored home makes a striking and eye-catching entrance and focal point.
Shutters: If you would drive thru most neighborhoods you will find many similar colors of shutters. Black, Cranberry, Green and white. We find these to be the most common as many that are vinyl and purchased at a big box home improvement store are of these colors as purchased in stock.
( Other colors can often be ordered but are the exception than the norm.)
If you have wood shutters, the sky is the limit. Fun exciting colors can make the house pop and the with the depth of a wood shutter installed on hinges adds a deeper profile and added dimension when viewing from afar.
How We assist with colors: All though some homeowners know what color they would like to paint their home, many do not so we suggest the following
If all this can be done before hiring a painting contractor to begin painting it will save time and money.
short story: We had a family who choose a color of their house a few years back and did not want a sample color on the house ahead of time as the KNEW this was the color. The color at the time was Benjamin Moore light mocha.
This color is nice light and subtle when looking at a paint card found at any paint retailer. At the time we had 8 painters working on the house and after one day of painting we had 85 percent of the house painted and it looked light pink almost like a pepto bismol pink.
This color did not work for the husband and we had to repaint the house a different color and the homeowner ended up with 12 gallons of extra paint that was of no use as well as the added labor cost and an upset husband.
Good luck with your color selection and have fun with your colors.