COLOR FOR YOUR HOME EXTERIOR
As I travel through neighborhoods, I enjoy looking at homes and the various color combinations that are used on the exteriors. I am amazed at the many combinations used some good, some not so good.
I have made the following observations for homes that execute successful color and curb appeal. The color of the facade is a complimentary color to the roof tiles/shingles and the trim is an accent color that enhances the detail of the trim. Rarely do I see a home that is painted a color almost the same as the roof as an appealing combination. Too much of one color does not accent the homes architectural features.
To add to the curb appeal, the house color chosen is one that blends with the neighborhood. Additionally, the plantings are pruned and the beds have mulch or stone for texture.
When selecting a color for your home take note of what color palette your neighbors are using. Have a sample of your roof tile/shingle or a picture for reference. Since the roof is a major portion of color that will be seen from the road, the color selected should work with the roof. The last color to be chosen will be the trim.
To get ideas for your home look at homes as you pass by and take note of the colors on the roof, facade and trim. Try to pick houses with the same roof colors as your own. You will begin to see that you are attracted to a certain color palette. Next go to the internet. Go to websites such as www.BenjaminMoore.com for information and stop by local paint stores for samples. Talk to your painter for his/her input. There are professionals that will give you a color consultation for a fee. This consultation can be money well spent since the cost to paint your home can be sizable and a mistake can become costly.
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