3 Tips to Choose Exterior Paint Colors

A house with a fresh coat of exterior paint can be a fun way to add curb appeal and style to your home.

In addition to increasing your home value, painting the exterior of your home protects it from weather damage, insects and woot rot. It is also an opportunity to review your outside home for any additional exterior damages, preventing you from having costly repairs in the future. 

While there are many benefits to painting your exterior, there are things to consider when choosing your paint colors. Since it’s more of a commitment to paint the outside of your home than the inside, the colors you choose will be a bit more important. And we’ve compiled some helpful tips to make the process easier.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing your home exterior paint colors:

Look at your neighborhood

Look at the homes next to you and across the street. Are they similar in color? If so, you may want to choose a paint color different from theirs so it has more curb appeal. For example, if the houses close to you are more beige, a blue house will stand out more.

Your paint color should also complement the plants in your front and back yards. Be sure to choose a color that works well with your flowers and garden.

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association (HOA), be sure to check your bylaws before painting your home.  

Compliment interior decor

Choose an exterior paint color based on what compliments your interior home decor. This is especially important if you can see the exterior of your home from the inside of your house. 

Your exterior house color should easily flow into the interior of your home. If the inside of your home consists of mostly blue decor, consider painting the outside of your home in the blue family. If your home has a more modern look, you may want to consider a darker color on the exterior.

Try it out

The worst thing to do would be to paint your entire house a color, then realize you don’t like it. Use paint swatches or testers before committing to a color. 

Remember that just like choosing paint colors for the interior of your home, your house will look different throughout the day depending on how the sun hits it. Test out a few colors over the course of a few days so you can see how the sunlight hits your house.

If you’re considering one color, be sure to test a few different shades so you can get an idea of which one works best for your home. 

Aaron’s Painting and Remodeling specialize in exterior painting among other construction services. Check out our work online to see how we have helped our customers bring out the best of their homes.

With more than 10 years of experience, we guarantee expertise, personalization and efficiency with every job we do.

Call us today at (913) 730-3990 to get your free estimate and upgrade your curb appeal with a new exterior paint color. 

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