When it comes to painting the outside of your house, picking the right color can be the biggest obstacle for many homeowners. It shouldn’t be surprising considering the impact the right paint color can have the way that your home looks. When it’s time to paint the outside of your home, you want to make sure that you get the color right. Bill Engler Painting is here to to share some of our best tips and advice to help make sure you pick the perfect color for your home’s exterior.
How Many Exterior Paint Colors Should a House Have?
Typically, homes have three colors; body, trim and accent. Newer architectural styles and sometimes larger houses can benefit from more than three colors. By adding a second body or trim color, a home can be made more visually appealing.
Match Paint to Stone or Brick Color
There are many homes that have some stone or brick that will not be painted. Much of the time, the color of the stone or brick on your home is going to help you determine what color you should paint your house. You are going to want to draw the colors out of the stone with the right paint color. All stone and brick have undertones found in them that you will want to take into consideration as you choose the right paint color for your house. Some undertones might include:
Pick Muted Paint Colors
It might be tempting to choose a bold color for the outside of your home. This is especially true for those that like bright colors in their lives. Even if you are someone who would normally choose bright colors, it is prudent to choose a more muted color when it comes to the exterior of your home. You want to make sure your whole house façade isn’t too loud. Save the louder and brighter colors for smaller areas like your front door. You will find that painting your front door a bright color can have a large impact on the brightness and cheerfulness of your home. Nine times out of 10, choosing a muted color for your home is going to be a better option than a bright color then a bright color.
Bright White is Not Recommended for Exterior
If you have always been a lover of white houses, it might come as a surprise to find out that those houses are not painted using a bright white. When it comes to the outdoors and your paint colors, you need to remember that the colors are always going to look much brighter on the house than they do as a paint sample. Most of the white houses that you see are actually a cream or beige. Bright white would be far too blinding when on the outside of your home.
Interior & Exterior Painting & More in Shillington, Muhlenberg, Wyomissing, Sinking Spring, Exeter, Wernersville & Greater Reading, Pennsylvania
If it’s time to paint the outside of your house, you can turn to the painters at Bill Engler Painting, to help you accomplish the look that you have in mind. We can help you choose the right color and will make sure that the job is done with precision to give you a crisp, clean look. Call us today!