How to Choose the Colors of Your Home Exterior

Home Exterior Colors

Your home exterior doesn’t have to look drab. Use these tips to help pick a unique color for your home!

When homeowners decide that they want to renovate their home exterior, often they have particular styles and aesthetics in mind as they start the planning process. They may even already know what kind of siding and trim they want. However, when it comes to colors, many homeowners aren’t sure what to do – and it’s easy to see why. Unlike painting the inside of your home, exterior painting (or color coordinating) is a lot more difficult to change. This usually means that homeowners tend to stick with a safe, neutral color, like beige. However, with some careful consideration, you can choose colors for your home exterior that make it truly stand out in your neighborhood. Here are some tips to help you choose the right colors!

Siding Color Samples

If your first thought was to drive out to your neighborhood paint store to check out colors, this is a bad idea! There are literally thousands of different colors available for home exteriors – enough to give even the most seasoned decorator a serious case of information overload. Instead, you should consult the experts first to help narrow down your potential list. Siding manufacturers are great places to turn to – check out what colors they offer in their products, even if you don’t plan on using them. It’s important to note, however, that you should get physical samples. Don’t make decisions on colors from seeing them in a brochure or online – you won’t have an accurate, real-life representation of what they’ll look like on your home.

Look at Houses in Full Sunlight

Sunlight can make colors look different to your eyes than the same color in artificial light. In fact, some paint colors that look great in a store will end up looking washed out in the sunlight. So take care to examine home exterior colors under the full view of the sun for a more accurate representation of what your own home will end up looking like.

Tradition Isn’t Bad

There’s a reason why certain color palettes are considered historic or classic in the home design world. These palettes have been proven over the years to look great on homes. Use these historical color palettes as guidelines and take care if you plan to venture outside of these traditional schemes.

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