Versatility And Vibrancy: 2 Different Exterior Color Schemes For Your Home

When painting your home's exterior, consider the color combinations that will make your home stand out. A sophisticated and vibrant color palette can attract potential buyers and increase your home's value.

To create a color palette that complements your residential exterior painting, consider the following combinations.

Neutrals and Pastels

Neutrals and pastels are a great way to add a touch of vibrancy to your home's exterior. These colors create an inviting atmosphere while still providing a sense of sophistication.

Typically, neutral shades bring out other elements, such as outdoor lighting, plants or flowers in the yard, and the home's architecture that may have previously been overlooked. When combined with pastel hues such as light blues, pinks, and greens, neutrals can help give your home's exterior even more life.

Neutrals and pastels work especially well when it comes to muted finishes on homes like stucco or stone. Use creams and soft beiges as a base color for walls, then introduce brighter tones with small accents like window trim, doors, and shutters.

The trick is to use bright but gentle tones that don't overpower the neutral backdrop. Darker shades can also be used sparingly—deep navy blues or olive greens work great against lighter neutral hues.

When using neutrals and pastels, you don't want to go overboard by adding too many colors. Pick two or three complementary neutrals plus a few accent shades to create subtle yet vibrant differences between sections of the house. This will ensure balance within your overall design scheme for an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Dark and Moody Colors 

If you're looking for a bold look, dark and moody colors can be a perfect choice. These colors create a dramatic atmosphere and are great for making a statement.

Using dark colors on the exterior of your home can be tricky, so you'll want to be careful not to go too dark—you don't want your home to look gloomy. Start by painting the walls with a dark base color like charcoal gray or deep navy blue. Then, introduce lighter shades, such as light blues and grays, to bring out the darker tones.

You can also add texture to the walls using the rag rolling or sponging technique. This will create an interesting look that adds dimension to the walls and help break up the monotony of a single dark color.

Using dark and moody colors creates an elegant yet edgy look, and when used in combination with other colors, you can create a unique and captivating residential exterior painting.

Reach out to a residential exterior painting service provider like Bill Schneeberger Painting & Decorating, LLC to learn more.