Appearances matter in the housing industry, and whether you are trying to sell your home or you just want a beautiful exterior, the color you choose matters. Renu Painting serves the homeowners of Amarillo with interior and exterior residential painting services. Below, we'll offer some tips on how to choose the best color for your home's exterior. Get a free estimate today!
Tips to Choose the Best Color for Your Home's Exterior
Consider Your Neighborhood
Many neighborhoods limit your color choices because they want to preserve the look and feel of the area. Be sure to check with your HOA if you have one for color options. Beyond that, you'll also want to check out the colors your neighbors have chosen so you don't choose a color that is too close to someone else's, especially your next-door neighbor.
Consider Your Home's Style & Materials
If your home is built in a particular style, you'll want to ensure the color you choose for your home is appropriate for that era. For example, a Victorian home would look incredibly gaudy in a bright red. Many painting companies and manufacturers of paint carry historically accurate paint. Plus, consider your home's materials. For instance, you can use the stone on your home as a great accent.
Test Your Paint Colors
While a color may look good on a sample card, when you put it on your home, you may not love it so much. It's important to paint a bit of your home with your chosen colors so you can see what it will look like. Plus, you'll be able to see what the color will look like in all weather conditions and in the sun.
Don't Forget About the Accent Colors
Most people have two primary exterior home colors: the color of their home's materials and then an accent color that is for their shutters and door. If you want a bright color but don't want it as the main color, consider it for an accent color instead.