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A House of a Different Color: How to Choose the Shade of Your Home’s Exterior

Posted on Friday, 16 September 2016

Residential house painting in North Shore

You may be building a house from the ground up or have decided to give your home a new coat of paint and are in the mood to do something a bit different. When planning residential house painting in North Shore, there are a number of things to consider, such as the style of your home, the effect you want to create and the mood of the neighborhood. Free your imagination, but also be sure to consult with professionals concerning the best shade for your home’s exterior.

Your Home’s Style

If you have a traditional, colonial home, you will want to choose a conservative color scheme for your residential house painting in North Shore. With a more modern home, you can consider vibrant touches, such as tangerine or pink. If you want to be bold, try using bright colors on trimmings and accents.

Categories of Color

There are different categories of color used by house painters. The dominant shade is called the “field color” and this will serve as a backdrop. Accent colors are those used on shutters and the trimming of the house. Many people choose three different shades, with a contrast between the trim shade and the field color to create a vibrant look.

Fitting in

You want to express your individuality, but at the same time, it is important to fit in with the neighborhood. This is true socially as well as for residential painting in North Shore. In general, lighter colors tend to stand out, while dark shades help your home recede and blend in. Think about the permanent landmarks in your immediate area, and make sure the color complements these landmarks and fits well.

Don’t be in a rush when it comes to picking out the right paint for your home, but take the time to choose the right color scheme. Consult with professionals for the best paint color for the exterior of your home.