Choosing Colors for Your Home’s Exterior

With your home being your most significant investment, it is important to carefully weigh your options when making substantial changes, like repainting your home’s exterior. Choosing the exterior color for your home can be a daunting task, especially since you want to select the color that will make your home look and feel beautiful.

Looking for the perfect color through the hundreds of paint colors out there is difficult, so here at MasterBrush Painting we have put together a quick guide to help you get started:

What Colors Should You Choose for Your Home’s Exterior?choosing colors, house paint colors

You may be wondering how many colors you need to paint your home. For your exterior, you need at least three colors which include the main body color, a trim color for windows, casings, doors, etc., and an accent color for your shutters and doors.

The primary colors and trim colors should work together but have some contrast. We recommend choosing a lighter main color and using a darker trim color or vice versa. Get creative with your accent, but be cautious with taking the bright color too far which could result in harsher look.

It’s also important to create contrast in the finishes of trim, body, and accent paints. You can do a matte and satin scheme or try a satin and gloss scheme for a subtle, yet stylish look. Feel free to mix it up and choose the finishes you like best for a unique look.

Which Exterior Features of the Home Should You Work to Complement?

When choosing a color for the exterior of your home, you need to base your choice on the colors of the hard-to-change features of the house. These features include, but are not limited to:

  • Driveways
  • Stonework
  • Shingles
  • Pathways
  • Tile

The features are more difficult and more expensive to change, so it is essential that your color choice complements them. Look for the warm undertones, like beige or brown, or cool undertones, like blues or grays, in these features and find colors and that compliment those shades.

Consider Your Home’s Curb Appeal When Choosing Your Colors

When choosing a color, it is important to consider how far your home is from the street. You want your home to make an impression and stand out, so it is important to consider choosing the right color to achieve that. If your home is farther back and off the street or is surrounded by trees, a lighter, brighter color will help your home stand out more.

Use these tips to get started and reach out to your local Pittsburgh painters at MasterBrush for help in choosing the perfect exterior paint colors.  Painting your home is a major investment, so it is important to hire experienced professionals like MasterBrush Painting to make sure your home looks its best! Contact us today to learn more about our exterior painting services.

Henry Weber
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