Here are 5 tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your home
Is it time to have the exterior of your home painted? Crash of Rhinos Painting is your source for professional and high-quality exterior home painting in the Phoenix area.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss 5 essential tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your home.
1. Consider matching the permanent elements of your home
Most exterior home painting projects don’t also involve replacing the roof tiles, shingles, stonework, driveways, and pathways. If your paint is all that is changing, you need to take these permanent elements into consideration when choosing an exterior paint color for your home.
Consider paints that will tie harmoniously with these existing elements. You should look for undertones when selecting paint for the home exterior. Are they cool (blue, gray, black) or warm (khaki, beige, rust, brown)?
Taking the undertones into consideration will help you in pinning down the right paint color.
2. Keep the geography in mind
The geography of the place should be considered when choosing an exterior paint color for your home. A turquoise-colored house might look great in tropical climates. However, the same color might attract disapproving glances if the house is located here in the Valley.
To avoid this prospect, it’s important to consider the geography or the natural surroundings of the house to select a color.
3. Think about the architectural style
Another important element to consider when choosing exterior paint is the architectural style. For Victorian style houses, the best colors are ones that feature bright hues and majestic jewel tones. In contrast, a modern home should have a subdued hue and tone.
While we’re on the subject: if you have an HOA in your neighborhood, they might have a certain selection of colors you can use. With the color consulting services we offer, we’ll work with your HOA to find out what these colors are and make sure that your house is to regulation.
4. You’ll need to work with Crash of Rhinos to see multiple paint shades
An exterior house color has three main parts: the field color, the accent color, and the trim color. The field color is the dominant part, while the accent color is seen on smaller areas of the house such as door and shutters. The trim color, on the other hand, belongs on the door and window casing, railings, roof edging, and other similar areas.
Generally, a light field color will look great with darker trim. It produces a crisp and dramatic effect, serving as an eyeliner for the home. For accent colors, you should go for bold without going overboard. The bright red and lemon yellow accent colors lend just the right hit of punch, greatly increasing the look of the house.
5. Before you do anything, have us test the paint
One of the things that sets Crash of Rhinos apart from other home exterior painting companies in the Phoenix metro is that we’ll test the paint color on your actual house, in a variety of lighting scenarios, before we start. So, we’ll make sure that the paint looks great on your property. You’ll never been in doubt about what the end product will look like.
For help choosing an exterior paint color, call Crash of Rhinos Painting
For more information on selecting the right exterior paint color, you can contact us at Crash of Rhinos Painting. We serve Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas.