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Let's say you know that you want to repaint your house, but you're not sure what you want to do with it. Sometimes we feel the need for change before we know what change we want exactly. One way to start getting ideas is to look at some of the top trends. You may not choose to follow those trends, but they can help you get a sense of what you do want to do.
In the world of house painting, some things stay the same. Neutral color palettes, for instance, will always be popular because they're so flexible. However, other trends have begun to spring up in recent years, or come back in recent years that may be worth your attention.
While this trend doesn't impact the actual look of your house painting itself, it's a resource that wasn't available ten or twenty years ago. Pinterest is a social media platform that allows you to "pin" pictures and links you like into a storyboard for a particular theme. It's used by clients of graphic designers when they want to give the designer an idea of the kind of logo they'd like. It's used by fashion experts, artists, and by homeowners working on home improvement projects. All you have to do is search "exterior house painting" and pin everything you like. Soon you'll start to notice a pattern, and that will give you an idea of what you want to see on your own home.
One particularly appealing trend lately is to paint your front door in a way that coordinates with your landscape. This is particularly well beloved by those who have a front garden. For instance, if you plant sunflowers or daisies in the front yard, paint the door yellow. If you plant red roses, consider painting the entry door red. This not only enhances the look of your garden but makes your curb appeal more cohesive overall. In fact, pulling house color inspiration at all from the natural elements around you is becoming a more and more popular trend.
You may not want to paint your whole house bright green, but the occasional pop of bold color can really help take your curb appeal to the next level. Maybe a bright entry door surrounded by a more neutral or darker house paint overall. You can also choose a bold color with your trim and balance it out with creamy siding colors. The only stipulation is to make sure you don't go overboard and make your house an eyesore.
There's always been something cozy and inviting about the look of a pastel house. While blue has been a popular interior color for years, it's beginning to eke its way out to the exterior of the home. Soft pinks and greens are also a nice touch. However, if you have an HOA, you'll want to check the bylaws before deciding to go pastel. They may have rules against breaking the neutral mold. If you don't have an HOA, however, you're free to do whatever you please.
These are just a few current trends in the world of exterior house painting, but they may help inspire you to find the right house color for your home. When you know what you want and need a painter, choose No Risk Painting. We'll never charge a deposit for labor, never use a spray on your home, and won't call the job finished until we know you're satisfied. If you're in Manchester, you can rest easy with No Risk Painting as your exterior house painter. Contact us today for a free estimate.