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Helpful Tips When Choosing an Exterior Home Color

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Last updated on April 7, 2022

Choosing an exterior color for your home can be difficult. Paint is the first thing that people
notice about your home. It can make buyers more eager to see a house or turn them away. If
you’re deciding to get your house painted, take the time to choose the best colors. Painting a
home is a difficult task so you must make sure you get it right the first time. Here are a few
helpful tips when choosing an exterior color for your home.

Consider Your Homes Exterior Features

Choose paint colors that will go well with fixed elements. For example, look at the brick or
shingles and see if there are undertones that would work well with your exterior paint. Pay
attention to details such as roof lines. The fascia and other roof details can use accent colors
Columns, shutters, window and door frame trim, and your front door color can be sources of
accent paint colors.

Look For Inspiration

Having trouble deciding what color to choose? Paint color is usually affected by everyday
elements: the shade, the sun, the weather, and the time of day. When you are out and about
look for an exterior paint you like. Find inspiration on a house in the neighborhood or
elsewhere. This can help you narrow down the color you decide for your home.

Get Professional Advice

If you want to save time, talk to house painters, designers, color consultants, and even
architects. Professionals have a wealth of experience and can advise you on the exterior paint
to use.

Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal and exterior paint should be based on the surroundings of your home.
Before you decide on an exterior paint, assess your neighborhood. Some neighborhoods have
homes with similar color schemes while others have homes with custom colors. Choose unique
colors that work for you. You don’t want to match your neighbor and have identical color

Choose the Right Paint Finishes

If you choose great paint colors and bad finishes, home buyers will notice that something is off.
When choosing paint sheen, remember this rule of thumb: a high sheen has a good shine and
the higher the shine the longer it will last. Paint finishes are categorized into several types: flat/matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high gloss. Each one performs a particular function
and decorative job.

Emphasize Your Home’s History

Your home’s architecture can be a starting point for your exterior color choices. Choose paint
color schemes that emphasize the style of your home. If you have an older home, inquire about
the colors that may work best. Advanced Painting Contractors have the experience and
knowledge to make this process easier.

Go With Advanced

The team at Advance Painting has been providing quality painting services throughout
Charlotte, North Carolina for more than 16 years. Aside from our extensive experience in the
painting industry, We are different because we truly care. Our dedicated staff will be there with
you through every step of your project, from initial inspection and estimate to job completion.
Give us a call today for more information and to get a free quote.

(704) 266-3365

About the author  Luis Arroyo

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