Archive for April, 2012
Deciding which colors for your home exterior can be a difficult and stressful process. You want your color scheme to be unique, but you don’t want it to stand out from the natural look of the neighborhood. Finding the right mixture of colors that you and your family will be satisfied with is important because it will last for a long time, and you don’t want to pay to have anything replaced or repainted.
To give you some help on where to begin here are a few steps that will help narrow down your selection.
1.) Start by identifying the colors that you like. It’s important to start here because it’s time consuming to go through all of the possible colors available and also it’s your opinion that matters the most for your home. During this step don’t worry so much as to the shading of the colors, just get a feel for what base colors you would like to include.
2.) Look at Your Neighborhood and Permanent Exterior. The next thing to understand is the overall style of your surrounding area. Is the style more contemporary or historic? Find the colors you chose that will fit in well with the style, yet still offer opportunities to be unique. Also observe the permanent exterior surrounding your home, such as any landscaping or natural stone/brick components. Generally red brick parts of your home will offer more flexibility in terms of color selection; gray brick parts of the home will be best matched with a similar neutral color.