Looking to spruce up the exterior of your home? Adding a few coats of paint is a great place to start! While the task may seem daunting, it can be easier than ever to choose a shade you love by following these 3 easy tricks:
1. Choose contrasting colors and accents. While choosing an accent color is important, make sure you aren't accenting the wrong things. Gutters, air conditioning units, and unevenly placed windows aren't features you necessarily want to stand out. Instead, you want shutters, doors, and other unique architectural aspects of your home to draw the eye. Be sure to choose a color that goes with the color scheme you're striving for.
2. Keep your neighbors in mind. While the exterior of your home should be an expression of your personal taste and style, you don't want it to clash with your neighbor's homes. Be sure to choose a color that either blends nicely with the other exterior colors surrounding it or a color that will add a subtle splash of tasteful contrast.
3. Try different paint swatches at different times. While you may have found the perfect shade of grey for your exterior painting job, be sure to test it during different times of the day. Paint a swatch on the exterior of your home and then examine it while the sun is in different places. This will help you to pick a color that you love no matter which way the sun hits it.
In the end, exterior paint is a matter of preference. However, by heeding these 3 simple tips, you will choose a color that both your family and your neighbors love! For more tricks on choosing exterior paint, call Arek and Chad Painting today.
Posted on: 6/22/2015