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Written by Colleen Kalil

How To Choose Exterior Paint Colors

As any realtor will tell you, enhancing your home’s curb appeal is the number one way to both increase its value and make it more inviting to visitors. Planting flowers and keeping the lawn well-manicured is a great start, but painting the exterior of your home will make the biggest impact on its overall appearance.

When deciding on a color palette, there are many factors you’ll want to take into consideration. For example, do you live within an HOA or historical district that regulates which colors are acceptable? If so, you’ll be more limited in your options. You don’t want to choose colors that get all the neighbors talking—and not in a good way.

If your property is more secluded, you’ll have the freedom to express your own style without others second-guessing your choices. Homeowners who live in a wooded neighborhood or a town with many cloudy days might want to go bold with a barn red or sunny canary yellow to add a little pizzazz to their world.

The paint you select should complement your home’s architectural style. A stucco Southwestern pueblo home that looks great in a light adobe tan probably won’t be too attractive coated in a deep azure blue. That same blue, however, could look absolutely stunning on a little cottage in the Florida Keys. Context is everything.

Once you’ve settled on the primary exterior paint color, you’ll need to decide on hues for the trim, shutters, and window frames. A tastefully contrasting front door and garage door will elevate your home’s entire design. The challenge is to make your home stand out while at the same time exist harmoniously with the surrounding landscape and the other homes in the neighborhood.

The team at University Painters is happy to offer paint color suggestions that will work well for your home. Please visit our website at https://universitypainters.com/.