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What Color Should You Paint Your House?

Last updated 4 years ago

The exterior of your house is the first part that people see, and the color is typically one of the initial defining characteristics. If you want to represent yourself through your house, try to paint your house in an aesthetically pleasing way. Here are a few tips for making your house stand out with color.

Work With What You’ve Got
If your house is made of materials with a texture that you would rather not paint over, like stone, then the option of painting over the whole house is not a viable one. Instead, you can work to compliment, contrast with, or accent the preexisting color dynamic. If your house is primarily one color, paint the entryway a different color that will stand out from the background. You could even accent your entryway with different shades of the same color that the bulk of the house portrays.

Use Greyer Blues
While certain blues look odd on houses, other blues tend to remind the onlooker of stone, slate, or other materials that are naturally seen on houses. Grayer blues tend to facilitate this effect. Using grayer shades of blue makes it easier to contrast the house with white windowpanes and porch support beams. Blue is a relaxing color, so it should create a comforting scene.

Make the Most of Complimentary Colors
If you like the idea of a monochromatic color scheme but you feel like it may be a bit too basic, you can always use complimentary colors to make everything stand out. If your house is primarily painted with similar blues, add a touch of orange. For greens, use red to accent windows, roofs, or any feature of your house.

For more help deciding what color to paint your house, call Browder Painting at (805) 544-0547 or visit our website. We specialize in interior painting and exterior painting of both residential and commercial buildings. Call or stop by our San Luis Obispo location today to learn more about our interior and exterior painting services. 


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