Picking exterior paint colours can be terrifying for many. If you choose the wrong colours, your house might seem flat and boring, but if you choose colours that are too bold, your house might overwhelm the architectural details or just be an eyesore for the neighbours. But if you do get the right exterior house colours, the rewards are substantial. Choosing the perfect exterior house colours and trim combinations can add value and aesthetics to your home.
As you consider the colour options for your home, planning the process will help you save money and time. So, if you are thinking of painting your home exteriors anytime soon, bookmark this handy guide that will help you hone in on the right colour and make the painting process a whole lot Faster, Cleaner and Safer. Let’s explore just how:
Step 1: Do your research
Exterior painting can be a daunting task to handle. Depending on the size of the project, you might not even know where to begin. Like every big project, the best way to start is by doing your research and preparing a plan.
Step 2: Study your home exteriors
You might know how your house looks very well, but before you begin exterior painting, you will need to give it a hard look. Here’s everything you need to consider:
Why are you considering painting?
Are you bored of your exterior wall design and colours? Is the paint peeling or have you noticed leakage and seepage? Are the exterior walls a mismatch from the interior house colours? Asking yourself these questions will help you understand what you expect from the exterior house painting.
Is your roof warm or cool toned?
If your roof is neutral with something black or beige, your options are endless. However, for warmer coloured roofs including orange, red or brown, stick to warmer tones for the walls. For cooler coloured roofs including blue, green or purple, stick to cooler tones for the walls for a harmonious look.
Do you have any external or internal leakages/paint peeling?
If your walls are not equipped to deal with moisture, they are likely to ruin the new coat of paint. Get your walls checked thoroughly for any signs of existing or potential damage and fix all issues before you begin painting the house exteriors. A coat of paint simply won’t fix your exteriors if they are leaking. Not to forget that leaving them to leak underneath the paint could even make the problem worse.
Step 3: Think of the colour palette and inspiration
Once you have studied your home exteriors and done your research, you will need to choose the shade of a colour first. By “shade”, we do not mean a particular colour, but deciding if you want a light, mid-tone or dark colour on the outside of your home. Maybe you want to test out a darker exterior paint trend, or maybe you have always dreamt of a cute little yellow cottage or maybe your Pinterest board is filled with pink homes in Jaipur. Whatever your inspiration is, go from there and decide on a colour palette that you think might work the best. Before finalising on a colour, test out the shade on the exterior walls since the light outside is a whole lot brighter and bluer than you think. If you are still unsure about the colour palette, browse for colour inspiration and test out the best exterior colour options on Berger Visualizer App.
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Step 4: Call the experts for a consultation
While we don’t want to doubt your painting abilities, some things are best left to the experts. Exterior painting is a complicated job that requires additional safety measures and the right knowledge and experience including effects of the weather on paint, best conditions and thinking about tough to reach places. To ensure a job well done, the walls will need to be checked for any damage, moisture, pipe leakages etc.
To take care of all your exterior painting needs, from waterproofing, to colour selection to painting, contact Berger Express Painting experts. The painting professionals will evaluate your exterior walls, suggest the best emulsion paints and colours depending on the weather and living conditions in your area and your personal tastes and preferences and plan out the painting process in a seamless way so that you can enjoy a Faster, Cleaner, Safer painting service.
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Our favourite light exterior paint colours
The colour: 8P1737 Greek Goddess
Why it works: For a laid back, relaxed vibe, that is perfect for beach lovers or anyone who lives near the coast, go for something a bit more sandy. It is upbeat and yet makes a great foundation.
The colour: 5P1138 Cloud-Wisped Sky
Why it works: It is serene, cheerful and uplifting. Everyone loves blue, it is reminiscent of the ocean, the sky and balances out harsh edges and lines for a calming effect.
The colour: 8P2679 White Sphere
Why it works: If you have an ample amount of greenery or plants around your house, white is the perfect wall colour for your exteriors. It gives a luxurious, classy look to your house. However, the power of white lies in its cost-effectiveness, since it absorbs less heat and keeps your house cool naturally.
Our favourite dark exterior paint colours
The colour: 8A2782 Wet Day
Why it works: Grey is one of the most loved modern exterior wall paint colour. It will make your house stand out in the neighbourhood. White and black panel doors and windows complement grey walls best. It gives a savvy and sophisticated look and is one of the most elegant choices for exterior wall painting.
The colour: 5A2803 Blue Champion
Why it works: Navy blue is a great choice for exterior wall paint. It adds depth to the intricate details. A deep navy with a clean white trim is elegant and timeless. Navy is a safe bet to add some punch and character without sacrificing a traditional feel.
The colour: 4D2137 Paragon
Why it works: This in-between grey green won’t fade in with the grass and makes a wonderful contrast to either dark grey and black trimmings or white and cream trimmings.
There you have it! We hope you’re feeling a bit more confident about your exterior house painting project now! Are you ready to make the best first impression?