New coats of exterior colors provide the perfect opportunity to give your curb appeal a boost this summer. This also extends the life of the exterior of the home and enhances the overall look of the property. The main things to consider when looking for summer colors are light, location, scale and architecture.
Bear in mind that exterior colors are typically applied to the siding, roof and trim of the home. This makes for a long-term investment when compared to wall paint and accessories. Thankfully, with a bit of color knowledge, you can choose the perfect color scheme to highlight the architectural style of your home and reflect your personal design preference.
As a part of your preparation to select exterior colors, you should tour neighborhoods and take note of the colors that appeal to your design aesthetics. Pay close attention to homes with an architectural style similar to that of your home.
For homes with brick or stone siding, choose a minimum of two colors for the exterior. Choose three colors for homes in which the siding paint will be the main color. The additional colors will be a complementary trim color and an accent color for shutters, doors and decorative trim.
It is also important to factor in the size of your home. Based on its’ proportions, you could opt to tone down or emphasize certain features. Lighter colors are typically used to visually expand the home or one of its features; darker colors visually shrink them. Neutral colors allow certain features to fade into the background, while bright colors bring attention to them.
You can find color scheme inspirations in color forecasts; they are typically presented with coordinating color ideas. We can help you design, build and maintain your home. Contact us today!