It is not only about curbside appeal. Pulling up to your beautiful home can give you a sense of self-satisfaction and accomplishment. When it is time to refresh that look with a new coat of paint, you have options. You can stay with the current color, or you can try something different.
House color trends vary from year to year and while you may not choose to keep up with the latest colors, it can be interesting to find out what’s popular. You may want to make a change if the current color is looking tired and boring.
On the surface, it may seem that it doesn’t matter what color your house is painted as long as it looks nice. This may be true to a certain extent, but on the other hand, your home is a reflection of you and your personality. Besides expressing the personality of the inhabitants, certain styles of homes also have colors that work well with the style. Many homeowners choose to make their homes look truly authentic by choosing colors that complement the structure of the home.
Then there are the homeowners who love to make a bold statement. They push the envelope and go with colors that stand out. Whether you are bold in your color choice or prefer more classic, subdued shades, the important thing is to choose the color that suits you best. Americans all over the nation are making choices to freshen up the color on their home. Here are some of the most popular choices.
White and Bright
Year in and year out, white seems to be a staple of home colors. It is versatile and you can do many things with it. You can add bright and bold accents in any number of ways. Colonial style homes are always beautifully dressed in white with black shutters. A well-manicured lawn makes the home look stately and elegant.
White comes in many hues. Your home can be a bright spot with paper white or you could choose a warmer eggshell tone. A white home can also be accented with a variety of colors; you can be subtle with beige or greige trim or go bolder with a dark blue or steel gray. White reflects light so it can keep your home cooler in warmer climes. Of course, the landscaping around the home can also add color and personality.
The sunshiny shades of a yellow home always make guests feel welcome. Like a bright, friendly smile, yellow makes your home feel inviting and friendly. It can also reflect a feeling of being a family-oriented home. When choosing yellow, remember that very bright or neon versions of this color can be overpowering and seem aggressive. Soft buttery yellows, on the other hand, emit feelings of hospitality and friendliness.
The Serenity of Blue
There are a vast number of blue shades from which to choose. Bright blues work well in warmer climates. The color blue has an instant connection with the environment when you consider the many shades of blue that can be seen in the sky. Blue is also associated with peace and serenity. Visitors will have a sense of calm when they walk up to your blue home. It can give a feeling of sanctuary, and doesn’t everyone need that feeling every now and then?
Another American home color staple is gray. It is a neutral color that can be understated and still add sophistication and elegance to the appearance of your home. Gray does not need to be a boring color. With the right accent color, it is certain to be an eye-catcher. Year in and year out, a home painted in a lush shade of gray will be beautiful and stately.
Choosing the Perfect Color for Your Home
There are some considerations you may want to take into account as you contemplate painting the exterior of your home. Bold colors make a statement, but if you live in a neighborhood where the houses are painted more subtle colors, you may want to tone it down a bit. Standing out can be good, but at the same time, you don’t want your house to clash with the other homes surrounding yours. The color of the homes in the area can impact property value.
Light-colored trims will have a tendency to reflect the sun’s rays. This can help your cooling bills when the temperature soars. If you go with a darker color exterior, you can still reduce the effects of the sun with light-colored trim.
Painting your home is a big investment. Arizona Painting Company has a team of professionals who are trained to help with every aspect of this endeavor. We can help you choose a color and make suggestions on the best accent colors. We provide high-quality, professional painting services to ensure that your house is painted with care and efficiency. Contact us today if you are considering painting your home.