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How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home’s Exterior

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home’s Exterior
Choosing a new paint scheme for your home can help improve your curb appeal.

Choosing a new paint scheme for your home can help improve your curb appeal. The trick of it is you have to be mindful of the colors you have now and why you wanted to change the color scheme in the first place

Reflect History 

One idea for painting your home only really makes sense if you have an older home. If you do, then it’s time to plan out a facelift. At the same time, you will want to reflect the history of your home. Think about when your home was first built and do you research to find out when the home was built and take inspiration from that. Do remember that older trends might not be in style anymore, which is why choosing a newer aesthetic might be a better idea instead, as we will see.  

Embrace Modernity 

Likewise, you can embrace modernity and choose a new paint palette that wasn’t there before. Brighter colors can do this, as long as it isn’t too exuberant – you don’t want to run afoul of your homeowners association or make it an eyesore that could bother your neighbors.

Get Inspiration from Neighbors 

Talk to your neighbors and see what they did the last time they had painted their homes, especially if they have been in your neighborhood far longer than you have. It also depends on the lot in which your home is built – a cottage in the woods is going to be much different than a single-family home located in the middle of an up-and-coming development in the suburbs of a major city such as Baltimore or Annapolis.  

Look to Nature Instead 

Finally, you could get inspiration from nature instead. Again, this depends on the environment in which you live. If you live near a forest, you will probably want greens and browns – if you are by the beach, then white and yellow and gold might be better, and if you live in the suburbs, blue and red might be a better choice instead.  


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