I love looking at beautiful architecture, and I often admire the choices for exterior paint. Choosing the paint color of a home is a big decision. It can be a difficult process. Today, I want to share a few tips for picking the perfect paint color and a some of my favorite go to colors for exterior paint.
Via Hendel Homes
Now days we have such great resources for exterior inspirations. I have my own exterior folder on Pinterest. Collect several of your favorite exteriors via Pinterest and driving through neighborhoods you love. Then narrow them down to your favorite. Notice how many of the really pretty homes have simple color schemes, maybe one or two colors and they blend well with their neighborhood, geography and landscape.
Consider the size and location of your home. For example, if you have a home that sits far away from the curb, painting it a lighter color will make it seem closer. Also, the size of the lot matters. If you have a larger home on a small lot, painting the house a darker color will make it seem smaller, making the lot seem bigger.
Leigha Heydt Design via my 80’s Remodel Blog Post
When you are deciding which color to use, put several swatches up on your home. Then, come back at different times of day, in different lighting to determine which is your favorite. You can even take photos to contrast and compare. Shadows, sun and weather affect the color, so take your time, even a week or two to make the final decision.
I hope these tips are helpful to you as you are choosing exterior paint colors. To help narrow down your options, I’ve created the pinnable image above, with some of my favorites with beautiful inspiration images as examples. Have fun with the process and have a great day!
1 – photographed by Becki Owens
2 – Via Houzz
Photographed by Becki Owens
View all of these homes and more great exteriors on my Pinterest.