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Exterior Painting Tips: 3 Exterior House Paint Combinations

Exterior Painting Tips: 3 Exterior House Paint Combinations to Consider

If you are considering giving the exterior of your home an update, then you may want to consider a new color palette than the one that is currently on it. As a general rule, the paint color combinations for the exterior of a home consist of three different colors – a main color for the exterior siding, a color for the trim and then an accent color. The chosen colors will ultimately make or break your home’s overall appearance and curb appeal, so color selection is a very important job indeed. However, it isn’t an easy one because of the variety of hues and shades of colors on the market today.

There are many paint color combinations that will come and go, but there are some that remain popular year after year. Below, we will delve into a few color palettes that are trending this year that you may want to consider using during your exterior home update.

What Color Combination Should I Use on the Exterior of My Home?

To begin, you need to decide whether you want cool, warm or neutral colors on your home. As you research different paint combinations, you should consider the visual impact that the colors will have on the exterior of your home. For instance, dark colors tend to make homes appear smaller in size, while lighter colors can make a larger home on a smaller lot seem more comparative in size.

As promised, here are some trendy color combinations that are very popular right now:

  • White, Aquamarine, Tangerine – This color scheme consists of white paint for the siding, aquamarine paint for the trim, shutters and framing, and then tangerine paint for accents, such as the front door.  This particular color combination is ideal for colonial architectural homes.
  • Stormy Gray, Paprika Red, Bright White – With gray being available in such an assortment of shades, it is a color that radiates a very chic and sophisticated look on the outside of your home. This particular combination uses a stormy gray for the siding. The paprika red is used for porch trim, window frames and eaves. Then, the bright white paint is used to bring out the window sashes. The front door can be painted using the paprika red or the bright white, whichever you prefer, as either one will help make your home an attention-getter.
  • Buttercream Yellow, White, Black – Yellow is the color of happiness. and, when it has a red undertone, it is just classic – which is what makes the buttercream yellow in this color palette so fantastic. For this color combination to work, the siding is buttercream yellow with the trim and accents all white. The black comes in with a shingled roof, which simply makes your home’s curb appeal off the charts.

How to Find the Right Combination for Your Home

When it comes to finding the right color palette for your home, it is no easy task. However, there are a few ways to go about it. First, you can use different colors to highlight certain architectural attributes of your home. For instance, let’s say that your roof is black. You may want to use cool colors in your color palette. Warmer colors are better if your roof is brown. A couple of other tips to take into consideration include:

  • Neighbor’s Paint Schemes – Don’t overlook the color palettes that your neighbors have used. You will ultimately want to ensure that yours is close to the level of intensity as neighboring homes.
  • Local Ordinances – When researching color schemes, don’t forget to consider regional as well as historical color palettes. In some areas, it may be required that you stick to certain color combinations.
  • Darker/Lighter – To bring more intensity to your main exterior color, try using darker or lighter shades of that color to accent home building components, such as window frames, shutters and eaves.

Whether you have been able to make the decision on the exterior color scheme for your home or not, exterior painting is not an easy task to carry on your own. There is a lot of consideration, planning and preparation that goes into a big job like that. If you feel that it is something that you cannot do on your own, don’t hesitate to gives the professionals at Frederick Services a call for an estimate. Also, if you haven’t been able to decide on the final exterior paint color combination for your home, we can help you do that too!