Things to Consider When Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

Whether you are having a new home built, remodeling your current property, or just in need of a change, choosing an exterior paint color for your house can be exciting and nerve-wracking. While interior colors can be equally important, the outside of your home is all that most people will ever see. Even if you don’t care what others think of your home, you choose find an exterior color that you and your family are happy with. The next time you are preparing for a paint job, consider the following before making a final decision.

First of all, you will want to avoid some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make. Don’t use paint to unnecessarily accent things like gutters, air conditioning units, and other additions that aren’t particularly attractive. Ideally, these things should blend in with your home so choose a color that doesn’t draw the eye towards them.

Another common mistake is not taking the surrounding environment into account. If you have trees and bushes around your home that are a certain color, don’t choose paint that clashes with them. You should also avoiding painting your house the same color as surrounding shrubbery, like green. This could hide your home and potentially devalue the property in the eyes of buyers.

Besides avoiding these mistakes, there are a few other things to consider. Take some time to look at other houses in your neighborhood, or even elsewhere, to see what different colors look like on them. If you can find houses that are similar to yours you can easily see a sample of the finished result. You should also take advantage of things like windows by outlining them in order to give the property a crisp, dynamic look.

These are just a few things to think about any time you are changing the color of your home’s exterior. For more help and advice, contact Robert Lee Lanier Handyman Services today!