What things to consider when choosing a color scheme for your house’s exterior?

Right Color Scheme

Right Color Scheme

Importance of the Right Color Scheme for Your Home’s Exterior

Ever wondered why that one house always stands out when driving to work every day? Why is it the only one that has you gawking at it when every other house on the block has the same structure?

It is its exterior paint that makes all the difference. The right color scheme is critical.

When thinking about a paint job for the exterior of your house, it is important to get the color scheme right. Why? It is because it is the first thing that catches anyone’s eye. Even before stepping into your house, it presents a clear testament of you and your personality and reflects your taste, in general. Thus, getting it right is pivotal.

Now that we have already established what role the right color scheme can play, it is time to see how we are going to go about it. Presented below are a set of questions that you need to answer in order to determine what you are truly looking for.

Once you have a design in mind, you can choose any of the proven combinations that have been accepted well.

How old is your home?

All your color scheming should revolve around your house’s architecture unless you are planning a complete renovation. Does it have a Victorian charm to it or is it a Craftsman bungalow? The scheme for your exterior paint mustn’t go awry with the style.

What sort of a visual appeal do you desire?

It is also important to note where your house is situated. Is it among large pine trees near the beach or is it in a crowded neighborhood with similar-styled houses on either side of you? The whole point is to choose a color that makes your residence stand out. So, decide if you need to go with darker color schemes or want to stay subtle.

What other colors do you have in mind?

When selecting an exterior paint color, you can’t just have your heart set on one. You have to think of what will go well with the base color. All exterior schemes have 3 colors. One that serves as the base, also known as the field color, the other color that dominates, also known as the accent color, and the third that your doors, rails, and shutters will be painted to bring them to life. They all must be in perfect harmony with each other.

Sources:

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3317364/list/5-easy-tips-for-choosing-your-exterior-paint-palette

http://www.innovativepaintingsystems.com/choose-right-paint-color.html

http://freshome.com/2014/08/22/10-exterior-design-lessons-that-everyone-should-know/

The thought of colors becomes important when finishing a job.  However try not making that mistake twice.  Build time in your schedule to manage this decision.  

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What things to consider when choosing a color scheme for your house’s exterior?
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What things to consider when choosing a color scheme for your house’s exterior?
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Ever wondered why that one house always stands out when driving to work every day? Why is it the only one that has you gawking at it when every other house on the block has the same structure?
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