Spring is finally here, and as the weather warms up and you are spending more time outside, you may begin to notice that the exterior of your home could use a little pick-me-up. If a fresh coat of paint is in order this summer, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what hue is best for you.
Look Around Your Neighborhood
The most difficult part of painting the exterior of your home is finding colors that you love, which is why we recommend starting by taking a walk around your neighborhood. While you don’t want your home to exactly match the one next door, looking closely at the colors of different houses will help you to realize your likes and dislikes.
Are you drawn to bright, cheery yellows or do you prefer more muted greens and grays? Knowing which colors you love will help to cut down the number of paint chips you have to compare, easing your stress and making the paint choosing process less overwhelming.
And while you don’t want your home to be an exact replica of others on the block, you do want it to blend in to your neighborhood’s general style. Think about how bold the homes around you are before choosing an out-of-the-ordinary hue. There are lots of little ways to add a pop of color to your home if you like in a more neutral neighborhood, like with a brightly colored, welcoming front door.
Pay Attention to Architectural Style
Depending on the architectural style of your home, there are certain color schemes that may look better than others. If you are interested in having your house reflect the period it was built in, we recommend doing some research to find out what colors houses like your were originally painted.
Also, think about the particular features you would like to highlight. Victorian era homes often have intricate details that look beautiful when painted a bold hue while Colonial homes often look best with a more muted color palette.
Consider Your Yard
Another important factor to consider when choosing a color to paint the exterior of your house with is what colors are found in your yard. Depending on the color of the driveway, the fences and the roof, certain color families will look much more natural than others, creating a starting point for you to choose your perfect shade.
Get Professional Advice
Not sure what colors will suit the structure of your home, as well as its immediate surrounds and your town’s aesthetic? Richard Stewart Painting can help you create the home of your dreams. For more information about our Los Angeles area exterior painting services, visit us online or call us at 1-818-951-1181.