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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Exterior Paint Color

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Exterior Paint Color

Painting the exterior of your Carmel home is an exciting project to get started on. A new color can completely transform the appearance of your home.

On the one hand, that's good news. On the other hand, that's taking a big risk. The idea is to improve the overall look which you can do as long as you make your color selection wisely.

What You Should Think About First

First of all, know about the HOA rules or other bylaws or restrictions that could dictate the color choices that you have. For example, if your house is part of a historical register you are likely limited to something basic or neutral like white as per the regulations.

Think about the big picture, such as how the color will work with your landscaping. In fact, think bigger than that. Try to make choices that will work cohesively with the neighboring homes. While it is still your house, you probably don't want to stick out like a sore thumb.

Traditionally, your home will require three actual shades. The first color is the field color which is the most prevalent and the second is for doors, shutters and other larger accents. The third hue is for trim work. So choose wisely and save bold colors for accents.

Do not ignore the era and architectural style of your house. In these instances, it is not about picking your favorite colors, it is about making selections that best compliment the home.

Feeling stuck trying to make a choice? Remember that you do not have to stray from the color you already have. Simply freshening up the look with fresh paint and maybe a new trim color will still do wonders for the curb appeal of your house.


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