Why You Should Refresh Trim and Shutters

When you think of the exterior of your home, you usually think about the paint colors or the brick. That’s not surprising, since those materials make up the majority of the outside of the home. However, the trim work and the shutters are just as important in creating the color scheme of the house.

Design for Your Home’s Exterior

These elements:

  • Help to Determine the Style of Your Home. For example, if you have a 100-year-old home that has interesting architectural features, you may choose a trim color that shows off the classic character. Georgian-style homes often have plenty of trim work around the windows, columns, and doorways. Victorian homes are known for intricate gingerbread trim and gabled posts. Even if a home doesn’t have a historic style, there are still plenty of ways that you can create a layered look with exterior design and paint.
  • Give Your Home a Fresh Look. When trim and shutters start to flake or look dirty, then it gives the appearance of your whole house looking dull. Wood shutters and trim, especially, can bubble, crack, and splinter in the rain, snow, or sun. Freshening up with new paint helps to show off your home’s curb appeal.
  • Tie the Home’s Features Together. If you feel like your paint on the exterior is the right color, but doesn’t provide the right “wow” factor, you can create a more dramatic look with bold hues in modern homes, or neutral tones for traditional houses. Some owners will even paint their entranceway or their porch to draw focus to an attractive part of the home.

MasterBrush Pittsburgh Home Painters

MasterBrush Pittsburgh professional painters can help increase your home’s curb appeal by freshening your trim work, shutters, and entryways. We are fully insured and can provide skilled service for all of your residential or commercial painting needs. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home or business.