Need a little help choosing the right paint scheme for your home? You've come to the right place! House Painters featured on Groupapa can help you select a paint scheme that will make your home look great, but it is still good to have a few ideas in mind. Read on for advice.
Match Paint with the House
The colors of your home should complement the architectural features and fit in well with the rest of the neighborhood. Some of the most popular colors for home exteriors are understated, such as gray, beige, sand, tan and taupe. For older homes with period architecture, it is important to preserve the original look. If you have a cottage or country style home, colors like sage green, moss green and maize yellow look good with white trim.
House Painting Color Schemes
First, decide if you want a monochromatic look for your house, or two to three distinct colors. A single color house painting scheme can be made more interesting by painting the trim and architectural details in that same color's hues. Hues are lighter or darker shades of the primary paint color. The monochromatic look is best for conservative neighborhoods or for homeowners who prefer to blend in with neighbors rather than be the brightest house on the block. When choosing your house painting design, bear in mind that light colors on the main part of the house will make it appear larger.
Using two distinct colors provides for a slightly more daring house painting design. For example, a homeowner wanting an earth-toned look might choose a gray/green and tan design. For a Victorian-style home, an adventurous house painting scheme might be baby blue and pale green. A more conservative two-tone house painting design would be light green or moss with cream trim.
When selecting three colors in a paint scheme, it is best to choose colors from a single color chart. Color charts can be found at any local hardware store that sells exterior paint.
When you have narrowed down your choices to five or six, discuss them with your house painter, and ask for a small patch of each color to be painted on one or two sides of your house. It may seem like a waste to buy a few pints of paint you may not use, but it's a great way to see how the colors you've selected will look at different times of day and in varying light conditions. Good carpenters say, "Measure twice - cut once." Wise painters echo a similar phrase, "Buy sample pints - paint once."