Tips To Choosing The Right Exterior Paint Color

It can be hard to choose a paint color for your home, especially for your home’s exterior. This is because your decision is rather permanent. Yes, you can always repaint your home’s exterior, but it is a lot of work, so you want to make sure you are choosing a color you can live with. Remember, the home’s exterior gives off the first impression of your home.

You can still play it safe while having fun with different shades of colors. But make sure you are paying attention to certain elements to ensure that you are choosing the right color for your home.

The Home’s Permanent Elements

There are certain elements of your home that are extremely hard to change. Because of this, choose a paint color that is going to match these permanent elements. For example, the roof, patio, any stone or brick on the exterior of the home. Look at these things for inspiration on the right color for your home’s exterior. Examine the types of shades in these elements as well as the tiny specks of color. It is worth trying to find the same shade of brown or grey to really bring out these elements.

Nature’s Elements

The natural elements surrounding your home are also worth examining. Does your home’s landscape have many trees? Or flowers that change throughout the seasons? What shades of plants are surrounding your home? You don’t want your house to exactly blend in, but you also don’t want it to stand out like a sore thumb, so a balance needs to be found.

Another thing to think about is the amount of sunlight your home gets. If your home gets a good amount of sun, go with a more neutral color that won’t fade as much.

Use High-Quality Paint

It doesn’t matter what color you decide to paint your home, it needs to be high-quality, long-lasting paint. Yes, this type of paint is going to be more expensive, but it will be well worth it. The better quality of the paint, the better the paint will cover the surface. It will also be more resistant to fading and protect against elements of mother nature such as wind and rain.


Take the time to browse and sample different shades. Narrow it down to just a few different colors and test them out. If you are looking for professional advice, we can help you decide on the best paint color for your home’s exterior.

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