Choosing exterior house colors can be rather difficult. As a professional painting contractor in Birmingham, Alabama I work with customers assisting them with color selections and I know it takes a great deal of time and effort to determine what colors will look good together. Choosing a wrong paint color can be a expensive mistake that you will have to live with it or spend money to have it repainted. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started
First you need to figure how many different paint colors you will be choosing to paint your house. Most of the newer homes have metal framed windows that do not need painting but they will have eaves that may need to be painted in a contrasting color to the siding. If you have windows and shutters decide how many colors you want to work with. Most of the time homeowners paint the exterior siding of their home with one color and their exterior trim with another color and their shutters and exterior doors with a third color. White is the most often used paint color for exterior trim. It creates an beautiful contrasting look.
If you have brick on your house, pick a color for your siding that will blend well with your brick. You should also consider the color of your roof. Make sure the exterior paint colors you choose blend well with the color of your roof as well.
Take a look at the colors of your neighbors’ houses. This is very important but a common overlooked factor in color selection. Most homeowners want their home to be distinctive, but it should also be agreeable with other colors that are utilized in your neighborhood. So, take a look at nearby houses before deciding your paint color.
Before you pick any paint color, check to see if your home owners associations restricts the colors you can use. This is particularly important if you live in a newer subdivision, or townhouse community. It is very common to find these types of restrictions in these communities.
After you have chose the colors that you like ask your Birmingham painting contractor his opinion of your selection. As a professional Birmingham house painter, they have probably saw thousands of color schemes over the years and their advice can be invaluable.