The outside of your house can say a lot about your style and design preferences. Typically, the exterior of your home is a preview of what to expect on the inside. Not to mention, curb appeal plays a large factor in the value of your home. With so many things riding on your home’s exterior, choosing a bad color scheme is not in the equation. There are an infinite amount of colors, shades, and tones available for your home’s exterior. But we believe that with a little guidance, you can turn your home into a masterpiece. Here are our five tips for choosing your home’s outdoor color scheme:
Tip #1: Always a Classic.
Color schemes that are popular and commonly-used can typically be your best bet. If you are fearful to try something new, a classic color scheme may be your best choice. Neutral tones tend to be the most classic color scheme for the outdoors. We see a lot of homes in browns, tans, grays, blacks, whites, etc.
Tip #2: The Bright Idea.
If you are looking to add a little spice to home, a pop of brightness can do just the trick. For this style, you will want to use two hues that vary in brightness. You will want a “dull” hue and bright hue featured on your home’s exterior. For example, you live in a white home with black shutters and black front door. To add your bright feature, you decide to paint the front door a bright blue. You left the shutters black and the house white, but you now have a bold color to set your home apart. This is how you balance your “dull” colors with your one bright color.
Tip #3: Primary.
Primary colors naturally compliment one each other. Most homeowners probably will not reach for the primary colors while they paint their exterior, but it is always an option. The key to making this concept work is to neutralize some of the colors. You would not want a bright red, yellow and blue on your home, but you may if neutralized them.
Tip #4: Monochromatic Vibes.
A monochromatic color scheme for your house can tend to look a bit outdated. To combat this outdated concept, we suggest throwing in a complementary color as the front door. For example, you decided to paint your home a light blue and your shutters are a darker blue. To help make the color scheme more trendy, you should have your front door be blue’s complementary color: orange. This concept can be adjusted to whatever color you decide to use in your home.
Tip #5: The Big Contrast.
Homes that are around nature can use the wood’s color scheme towards their advantage. If you are looking to make your home stand out, you want to choose a contrasting color. For example, you live around a bunch of greenery. You would choose a soft, light color for your home’s exterior to contrast the harsh greens of nature.
Our last piece of advice for you would be to never forget your fixtures. Your outdoor fixtures can play a large role in your home’s appeal. Be sure to tie your fixtures into the overall color scheme that you have established.