Updating the look of your home can extend from the interior to the exterior. A fresh coat of paint and finishing trim touches applied by professionals can set off a new look with great curb appeal and added home value.
Color choices vary among cool, neutral, and warm palettes. Architecture and surrounding neighborhood style will also influence color selection. Is your home a colonial? Victorian Tudor? Craftsman? Each design lends itself to different hues. Envision warm and cool neutrals as well as bridging into blues, greens, oranges, and reds. Add a pop to neutrals with a complementary color around door frames, windows, or accent trim.
Exterior paint also comes in a range of sheens. Flat/matte is most often used for the body siding of a home and helps hide blemishes. A satin finish offers a light gloss and is a great choice for trim and areas that require frequent cleaning. A gloss sheen is also cleaning friendly and works well on doors, garage doors, and decorative metals but does not hide imperfections well. A high gloss finish is hard, shiny, and delivers a smooth sheen. It's preferred for front or main entry doors, decorative fixtures, and accent trim.
Don't wait until you see the telltale signs that your house needs to be repainted which may include blistering, cracking, and peeling paint. Being proactive may prevent more extensive repairs later and give you the luxury of time to put together your dream palette.