October 22, 2019
You’ve spent a lot of time and effort to fix up and update your home’s interior to your taste. You’ve put in granite countertops in the kitchen, replaced the dingy carpet with lovely hardwood floors, and had fresh coats of paint applied for the walls. But have you neglected the exterior of your home? Could it use a makeover on the outside in order to match the improvements you’ve made inside? In this post, you’ll learn five tips for picking exterior paint color that you’ll love for many years to come.
Go for Quality
Compared to your interior paint, the exterior paint you choose is going to face much harsher elements. Moisture, extreme heat and cold, sun exposure, stains, and more can cause lower quality paints to chip and wear down quickly, leaving your home more susceptible to damage and more likely to look unappealing. To make sure your exterior paints last, choose the appropriate kind of paint that will withstand all types of weather for more than just a year or two. If you need help, your painters can recommend ones that you should consider.
Complement the Permanent Materials
Does your house have permanent features like brick or stone work? Do you have a beautiful mature tree in your yard that you’d like to use to inspire your house’s coloring? You need to take these materials into account because you certainly don’t want your paint color to clash or look strange next to these lasting features. Instead, use these materials as a starting point, narrowing down your options to complementary colors.
Coordinate the Trim
If you would like to accomplish a sleek modern look for your home’s exteriors, you can have the trim painted in a shade that is just few hues lighter than the color you want for the exterior walls. This tactic adds depth and interest to the outside of your house.
Depending on where your painters are sourcing their paint, you may have technology on your side to help decide which color(s) you want for the exterior. For example, Sherwin Williams has a handy online tool that allows you to upload a picture and see how colors would look using certain colors. That way, you can test out the colors and choose with more confidence that you’ll love the results.
Ask an Industry Expert
Choose a painting company that is experienced and well versed in the industry, a company that stays updated and aware of popular trends, design principles, and other helpful information. When you partner with a company like that, you can ask for their advice and get insight that can lead you to the right color scheme for your home’s exteriors.
Your home’s exterior is the first thing that others see. Whether you’re looking to sell your house soon, or you’re just entertaining guests, you want to make a good first impression on those who come over. If you follow these tips, you can decide on the right paint color with more certainty.
About Platinum Painting of Arlington
Platinum Painting was opened in 2008 in Keller by Karl and Marjorie Pickens. They have service over 10,000 homes throughout North Texas and hire talented local painting experts for their teams. If needed, Platinum Painting provides more than just simple advice, but also a free dedicated color consultation to help homeowners choose the right color(s) for their home. To schedule your free in-person estimate, click here.
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