Choosing the Best Exterior Paint Combinations

February 01, 2019

By Painters in CT





The color of your home’s exterior can make or break how people may perceive your home. The exterior of your home is seen by tons of people every day, especially if you live on a busy street. As a homeowner, you can choose the color scheme you want the exterior of your home to portray, but if you don’t plan on living in the home forever, you might want to choose wisely.

Most people do not paint the exterior of their home too often, therefore choosing the color carefully is very important. Exterior painting is also no easy task, so you want it to be done correctly the first time. Not only do you want to put thought into what color the base of your home will be, but also what color your trim and front door will be too. Because your curb appeal plays a big part in your home’s value, identity, community integration and how you feel about coming home every day.

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Does your home have siding or brick? Is it Victorian style or modern? There are many questions to ask yourself when you are starting to look into colors for exterior paint. If your home is traditionally styled with a large amount of trim, it is a good idea to increase the contrast between the trim and your home’s base color because it is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Often times homeowners will save a pop of color for their roof or front door if they want to bring in a brighter color. 

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The trim color of a home is usually something that does not change too frequently. One of the most popular trim colors is white, as it can pretty much be integrated into any exterior color scheme. White is so versatile that it works as a trim color whether you have a dark base exterior color or a lighter one. This is why having white trim is beneficial for the long run, especially if you plan on staying in your home for a long time. It is easy to keep the white trim and just change or update the base color of the home.

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Some popular colors that many homeowners have chosen for the exterior paint color of their home are:

• Off-white

• Yellow

• Grey

• Taupe

• Blue Gray

• Wheat

• Cypress Green

• Sable Brown

• Red

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While most homeowners don’t dare to be too bold when choosing exterior painting colors for their home, others might stray from the norm. You might have seen an occasional purple or light blue home for those who are not afraid to be bold. It is important to keep in mind that your exterior paint color will have a large impact on the curb appeal of your home.

The best combinations are found when you use white trim with your base color for your exterior painting. White trim gives many homes a pop of color as it outlines the design of your home and frames it nicely.

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At Painters in CT, LLC, our team of experienced painters have a wealth of knowledge in which colors and paint brands are top notch. We carefully consult you throughout the whole process to ensure that your vision will come to life with our help. Let us do the work for you!

Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate for your exterior painting project!

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