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What To Consider When Doing An Exterior Color Change

Posted by Michael Murray on Jun 26, 2012 1:46:00 PM

Changing the color of your house can be a very difficult decision to make. As a homeowner, you want to make a decision that will make your house look as great as it possibly can. There are thousands of exterior color options you can choose for your new painting project. How do you know what colors are best for you?

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The main factor in deciding the color of the siding of your house is deciding if it is a color you truly like. Don’t let someone else talk you into choosing a certain color. If you are spending the money and time to paint your house, you should make sure the color is something you will be happy looking at for years to come. While having your house look nice to other people is important, you will be the one living there and should make the color specific to your tastes. Once you find a color you are happy with for the siding of your house, it will be easier to find matching colors for the smaller things such as the windows, shutters, and trim.

While you should choose a color specific to your tastes, you should also consider the neighborhood you live in when picking your colors. Several neighborhoods have restrictions of what types of colors you can choose, so it is important to look into that before starting painting. You should also consider what types of houses are already in your neighborhood. You need to make sure the color will fit in well with the neighborhood you are living in. For example, it is not a good idea to paint your house bright pink when all the other houses are white or gray.


You should also consider the parts of your house that will remain constant when changing colors. If you are painting your house, chances are you will not be painting the brick siding or changing the color of the roof. You need to make sure the new colors you choose match well with the parts of the house that will remain constant. The color of the roof and brick siding will remain constant throughout the life of the house, so you need to make sure your new color contrasts well with these parts.

Choosing the color of your house can be a huge decision. Make sure you are happy with the colors you are choosing or you will have to put a lot more time and money into fixing it. If you need help with color advice, ask local exterior paint stores in your area and they can give you an idea of popular colors. They can also help match color schemes for you to make sure you are happy with the new colors of your house.

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Topics: Exterior Painting

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