How Do You Choose Exterior Paint Colors?

Most people reading this might give me a strange look for talking about exterior painting right now. After all, it seems like winter has no plans to move on any time soon!

But, the reality is, spring is making a slow march toward us, and before you know it exterior painting season will be in full bloom (see what I did there?). It never hurts to be prepared, so why not give some thought to your exterior paint color options now?

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, the idea of switching to a new color might be appealing, but you also don’t want to make the wrong choice. After all, there’s a sense of permanence that goes along with your home’s color. It’s not something that can easily be swapped out for a different option! With that in mind, here are a few tips for helping you to come up with your next perfect look for your home.

5 Considerations Before Painting Your NH Home

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  • What are your “fixed colors”? – The term “fixed colors” is used in reference to those parts of your home’s color scheme that can’t be easily changed, such as your roof, a chimney, or some other unique architectural element. Keeping these in mind, and what exterior paint will work alongside them, can help provide a starting point for your selection process.

  • Your home’s style – Is your home built in a very specific style? Say, a colonial or a Victorian? Maybe a New Englander? If so, it can be fun (and educational!) to research and choose colors that are true to that specific design.

  • Regional considerations – What region do you live in? Different areas of the country are known for specific architectural looks and, of course, color schemes. As an example, think of the classic white New Englander with black shutters! For more information about regional color schemes, take a look here at an informative blog shared by Sherwin Williams.

  • Timeless – It’s hard to go wrong with the timeless look of a lighter body for your home, complimented by darker shutters and trim. Talk to a painting professional for extra inspiration regarding how to think outside the box, selecting complimenting colors that are unique and will work for your specific property.

  • Accent door – Painting your door a brighter, bolder color is a “safe” way to experiment with fun colors. Stretching your comfort zone when it comes to color selection is an awesome strategy for finding a new look.

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One thought on “How Do You Choose Exterior Paint Colors?

  • My home needs a fresh coat of paint on its exterior. I like what you said about thinking about a color that is timeless. I really like the idea of painting my house a blue color. But the color I was thinking of is a bright modern color. I should look into a more classic blue instead.

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