Painting the exterior of your house has so much to do with curble appeal. Showing off a newly painted exterior of the right color, tone, and detail increase the opportunities of your home to find a buyer who is willing to pay the price fast.
Then again, house painting is not just that. It includes a lot of coordination in terms of schemes and themes. You must have an eye for detail to make this effort pay up.
There are a couple of factors to consider when deciding to repaint your home so it would be more appealing to prospective homebuyers. The first factor is the age and style of the house. Of course, you would not want to choose a color pallet that does not agree to the style and age of the house. Secondly, there's the current condition of the home to consider and the neighborhood that you are in. You must ensure that the new paint will blend well with the current state of your home as well as its surroundings. The third factor would be your preference. It is still your house; after all, and you have the upper hand in choosing what you feel looks best on it.
Choosing the Paint Color According to the Home Style
There are country homes, period homes, and modernistic homes. When choosing a paint color for your home's exterior, you must keep this detail out. You must see what kind of house you have and from there, you will be able to determine what color will work best or look best on it. Victorian homes may work well period colors and a historical style. Then again, some would also look good on bright and modernistic colors and themes.
If the home has sidings, shingles, and claddings that stand as style details, it would be advisable to use two or more different colors. You can use a different color to highlight the trimmings or moldings.
Looking at the Neighborhood
If you want your home to blend well with the surroundings or environment where it belongs, it would be advisable to observe the themes and schemes in other homes within the neighborhood before choosing your paint color. Yours does not have to be of the same color to get that perfect blend. You just need to be on the same swatch at the very least. If you are in a neighborhood of period homes, it would be off putting to be on a modern, bright side of the swatch. Painting with a modern color even on an aged home may be permitted in a neighborhood with a mix of Victorian and modern homes.
Blending Well with the Roof Color
When choosing the house paint, you must also take the roof color into consideration. Adopting a color that is in contrast with your current roof color could be an eyesore so you must avoid this as much as possible. Look at your roof before you decide what color of paint you will smudge onto your exteriors. Make sure that they blend well together.