If you are planning to build a new home in the near future or you have a major exterior renovation on the books already, selecting an exterior color for your house is a decision you probably need to make soon. This is a big deal; it’s the first thing people will notice about your residence, so it’s important for it to convey everything you need it to, from the type of people you and your family are to the overall aesthetic you’re going for in your home. If you feel like this choice is looming large and you aren’t sure how to make a final choice, you’re in the right place.
As you continue reading this short guide, you will see three key things you ought to take into consideration before you commit to an exterior color. Hopefully, when you reach the end of the article, you will feel more confident about making the right decision for your home. If you need help at any point, though, remember that your contractor or a local designer will be happy to assist you.
- Take a look around your neighborhood – If you are moving to a brand new area, it is safe to assume you don’t know much about the other houses in it yet, but even if you’ve lived in your current neck of the woods for quite some time, you might not have ever spent time really looking at the other houses near yours. Purposefully driving through the streets surrounding your house and taking-in the appearances of all of the homes may help you decide on a color palette for your own residence. You might notice, for example, that certain combinations are especially popular where you live, giving your neighborhood a cohesive look. This can vary from region to region, but in the mountains of North Carolina, it is earth tones and stone facades, while coastal South Carolina tends toward pastel hues.
- Think about the architectural style of your house – Different architectural styles lend themselves to different exterior colors. Take a good look at your home’s aesthetic and, if it is historic, learn as much about its past as you can. This will help you select an appropriate outside color combination. If, for example, you reside in a Victorian house, choosing bold colors, such as yellows, purples, and blues, will be in keeping with the era. If, however, you live in a newly constructed suburban home, earth tones, such as tan and brick red, are likely to be popular.
- Don’t hesitate to join the bright side – Even if you aren’t willing to commit to a house that has a super bright color palette overall, bold touches can go a long way toward making your home stand out from the crowd in the best way. Colorful front doors are, perhaps, the easiest feature to add to all styles of homes. This is a great way to showcase your favorite color or take a prevalent accent color from inside your house and bring it outdoors, adding cohesion to your overall design scheme.
At Hatch Homes, we understand that doing a full exterior remodel is a big commitment, but rest assured that we are here to help. Whether you need help figuring out what color combination you should choose for your home or you just need our team to execute your vision, we are ready for any projects you need us to do!