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How Do You Choose The Right Exterior Paint Color?

How Do You Choose the Right Exterior Paint Color?

If you’ve recently moved into a new home, you’d probably like to add some of your own personal touches to its look. You have numerous options: lawn ornaments, decorative mailboxes, potted plants…the options are plenty. However, if you want your home to truly stand out, there’s nothing quite like a new coat of paint. Choosing the color of your home is one of the most impactful esthetic decisions that you could make. The question is—how do you choose the right color? How do you choose a color that won’t clash with the neighborhood, but will make your Wheaton home stand out in a positive way? In this article, we’re going to answer these questions.

No Need to Rush

At first, you might be overwhelmed with the amount of choices you have in terms of styles and colors. Don’t worry, take your time, and do your research. Start looking at the most common colors and color combinations and build from there. A small variation here, a small change there, and you’ll soon have something that seems perfect. You will also want to take in a second or a third opinion, but make sure that you receive advice from someone with some practical experience, either in exterior painting, design, or art. Finally, you might fall into color selection paralysis. If this happens, your best option is to trust your instincts and make the decision right away (assuming you’ve already done your due diligence).

Decide on Your Goals

In some cases, you may not actually want your home to stand out with its color scheme, or you’d like to find a way to blend into the neighborhood while adding a touch of originality. It’s important to decide on your goals so that you can decide which colors make the most sense. Do you want to blend into the neighborhood better, but your current paint scheme makes your home stand out? Your decision on which colors to use just got a lot easier.

Take a Look Around the Neighborhood

If you choose to blend in to the neighborhood while adding a touch of originality, it’s not a bad idea to take a walk around and check out the color schemes of other home exteriors. Are they more conservative in their coloration? Can you detect a strain of uniformity? All these factors can come into play when deciding on the right paint color.

Keep in Mind the Previous Coat of Paint

When repainting your home, you don’t necessarily have to cover the entire surface in a new coat of paint. You might have a color scheme in mind that takes advantage of the colors that are already painted on the home. For example, the doors, the window shutters, the columns, the porch, the roof, and the chimney all are likely to have a different color from your siding. In this case, you’ll want to figure out which colors should stay, and which colors have to go.

Speak with a Professional Wheaton Painting Company

Finally, when painting the exterior of your home in Wheaton, you should speak to a professional exterior painting company for advice. Exterior painting is an ambitious project, and even when it is DIY, it can still be a considerable time investment. By using the consultation services of an expert, you can ensure that you pick the right color, and that you do not make any avoidable mistakes when painting the home. You can also ask for a free quote and see how the pricing compares. If you do choose to work with a professional, the project will go much faster.

If you would like to speak with a professional home painting company about your exterior home painting project in Wheaton, contact Prime Time Painting today for a free estimate!

For over 20 years, the residents and businesses of Wheaton have trusted us with their interior painting, exterior painting and kitchen cabinet painting needs.

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