First appearances matter. When you invite someone to your home, what feeling do you want your guests to have? This is why choosing an exterior paint color is so important.

Color has a way of broadcasting a type of mood. Do you want a softer, relaxed feel? Perhaps you’re after a more playful and vibrant vibe?

If you’re stressing over your paint color options, this guide is for you. Read on to learn what questions you’ll need to ask yourself during this decision-making process.

1. What’re the Fixed Objects?

What’re those fixed objects around the house? You know, the ones that are either too heavy, difficult, or expensive to move. Things like stone, trees, shrubs, steps, roof tiling, and the driveway.

Since they are too tough to move, why not work with them? You can choose an exterior paint color to contrast or complement those fixed objects.

2. What Is Your Home’s Architecture?

When weighing your paint color options, you don’t want to choose something too jarring of your home’s architecture. A classic Victorian style wouldn’t go well with bold and bright colors, now would it?

When it comes to residential exterior painting, there are a plethora of pallets to choose from. Ask the professional painting company for a list of colors that would work well with your home’s architecture style.

3. What Does Your Roof Look Like?

If you’re not in the market for a new roof, you’ll want to choose an exterior paint color that matches your current roof. For example, red shingles work well with earth tones such as dark brown, beige, green, or cream. If you have a neutral-colored roof, you have more options at your disposal such as bold hues.

Keep in mind how your roof reflects light and if it will give off a brighter look.

4. What Does Your Landscape Look Like?

You’ll want to pay attention to your landscape too. For example, if your landscape is full and bright will tall shrubbery, choosing a bright paint color may be too busy. Instead, opt for a more subdued exterior paint color to complement the landscape well.

If your landscape is more simple and refined, then a bolder brighter look will bode well for your home.

5. What About the Neighbors?

Keep in mind what your neighbors’ houses look like. If you go too bold with your exterior paint job, you may have trouble selling down the line. Not to mention, you may upset the neighbors this way too.

Seek inspiration and ideas from your neighbors. You’ll want to be mindful of any regulations as well.

What Exterior Paint Color Will You Choose?

Have you decided on an exterior paint color yet? We hope our guide has assisted you in the process.

While it can be a fun and exciting project, we know how stressful things can be. The good news is we’ve got your back for all your painting needs. Do not hesitate to contact us today!