How To Choose An Exterior Residential Paint Color

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The warmer weather is finally here.

We might get an overnight frost or two from here, but it’s likely Old Man Winter has gone back to sleep for another season.

As you breathe a sigh of relief and take a deep breath outside, you might start to turn your attention to the state of your home.

There’s lots to do to clean up for the season – gardening, landscaping, and maybe painting too.

If you’re considering painting the outside of your home, it’s a good idea to call in a Willow Grove PA professional painter to help.

But of course, you’ll need to choose which colors you want as well.

Read on to find out how.

Painters Are Not Decorators

When it comes to painting your home, you might think to rely on your painter for help.

But while we can definitely point you in the right direction, it’s important to remember that painters aren’t necessarily decorators.

We can certainly provide some guidance based on some other jobs we’ve done, but it’s a good idea to have a good idea of what color you want to paint.

But how do you choose?

It’s not just about picking your favorite color and rolling with it – there’s an art to it.

Keep reading to find out how.

Consider The Surroundings

This might be the simplest one to consider.

Do you live in a century home, a more modern build, or something in between?

Do you have bricks, vinyl siding, stucco, or something else?

Is it a ranch style, a side split, a colonial style, contemporary, neoclassical, or some other style?

What color is your roof?

Do you have shingles, metal, or something else?

Also, what do the other homes on your street look like?

Depending on your neighborhood, you might want to either not stand out too much, or stick out like a sore thumb.

If your neighborhood is filled with mostly earth tones, sticking with that motif might help you increase its curb appeal and resale value.

Consider all of these to get a better idea of what might actually look good on your home.

Consider The Landscape

Beyond your neighborhood, there are deeper local concerns to think about.

What does your home look like at sunrise, midday, sunset, and in the evening?

A color that looks great in the morning might end up looking drab when you have a dinner party in your backyard.

As well, consider what it looks like depending on the shade.

If you’re like many people, you’ve got a beloved tree in your yard that provides you with some lovely shade.

Does your home enjoy shade from this tree only at certain times of day, or all the time?

Think about your gardening as well.

If you’re the type who loves to plant colorful flowers, you might want something that works with your favorite ones.

On the other hand, if you enjoy a low maintenance garden with some shrubs and maybe some hostas, this might not be as much of a concern.

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Consider The Current Trends

Though the architectural style of your home won’t change, the way to decorate it might.

Victorian era homes, for example, tended to have very different colors when they were first built than people who own them today do.

However, it’s important to be mindful of these trends.

After all, trends come and go.

You can always add a fresh coat of paint each year, but if you’re hoping for something that lasts a little longer from a style perspective, it might be a good idea to avoid these trendy ideas.

Then again, there’s nothing wrong with sticking with last year’s trend if it’s something you really love.

Call PurcellPro Painters Today

Are you considering a fresh exterior paint job for your home?

We all tend to cocoon in our homes over the winter, so it’s not as much of a concern in January.

But spring is finally here, and if you’re hoping to freshen things up PurcellPro Painters can help.

Call us today for a free estimate.

Got a painting project in mind? Give us Call

We’ll arrange for a free on site estimate for any interior or exterior painting needs you have.

Purcellpro Painting Inc
642 Cowpath Rd suite 293,
Lansdale, PA 19446


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