How Do You Choose Exterior Paint Colors?

choosing exterior paint colors.

Lately, it seems like all the online painting tips are focused on the interior of the home. And for good reason! During this time of year, snow and cold weather tend to redirect our focus indoors. But before you know it, the sun will be shining and you’ll find yourself actually enjoying being outside again.

With that in mind, we thought we’d consider a question that we often get from clients: how do you choose exterior paint colors for your home? After all, it’s a big decision, and even though paint colors can be changed, it carries a feeling of permanence. So, let’s dive in and help you plan for exterior painting season!

Choosing The Right Paint For Your Home

To help you to narrow down your paint color selection, we’ve outlined the most common considerations below.

Remember Your “Fixed Colors”

What materials make up your home’s exterior? Wood, stone, or maybe a distinctive roof color? Since you won’t want the color you choose to clash with a feature of your property that can’t easily be changed, fixed colors are major factors in picking your exterior paint color. For example, if you have a lot of brick, earthy colors would be a flattering choice, while wood can benefit from lighter, brighter shades.

Consider Your Home’s Architectural Style

Do you have a home that is built in a particular historical style, such as Colonial, Victorian, or Mid-Century Modern? If so, staying true to its heritage is recommended.

Choose Classic Paint Combinations

Classic looks remain in style for a reason. You really cannot wrong with a lighter body color for your home with a darker complimenting trim in a similar hue. Be creative (a paint color professional can help with this!) and put your own spin on this tried-and-true look.

Give It Some Regional Flair

It also can be a smart idea to take the region where you live into consideration. Different parts of our country are known for different style of homes. Letting those regional features shape your exterior paint color choices can help you to create an authentic look.

Welcome Guests With An Accent Door

Not ready for the full commitment of painting your home? If you’re searching for a more “entry level” project, why not add an adventurous pop of color with an accent door?  Painting your front door a bright, bold color might be all the inspiration you need to choosing a coordinating exterior paint shade.

Do You Need a Professional Painter?

From color selection to expert application, Castino Painting can do it all. It would be our pleasure to put our services to work for you. Why not contact us today?