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Color Trends in Exterior Painting
In search of the latest color trends in exterior painting? Do you want a stylish house exterior sure to look amazing? We are always in search of colors that inspire, provoke feeling, and draw attention to your home’s architectural qualities and details. At Flying Colors Painting Co. we are here to help you narrow down the options and make an excellent choice for your home. Times have changed, and rarely do you see deep brown, teal or light blue houses; however, there are 2018 trends that may inspire you to update your old look for a fresh new appearance on your home’s exterior while still respecting the existing architecture.
Here are some of the best exterior paint trends that will make your home glow, and increase the value of your home:
1. Go with Color
If you live in Olympia, Tacoma, Lakewood, or Lacey, chances are you love living in the Pacific Northwest. We Northwesterners pride ourselves on being unique and expressive in the way we live our lives. Why shouldn’t the exterior of our homes be the same? Don’t be afraid to step outside of the “normal” and experiment with innovative ideas. Spend some time at your local paint store looking over colors and even sampling some of those colors on your home. A small investment in sampling paint can save you long term stress and worry.
2. Grey with White Trim
Grey has become a big player in exterior painting. It offers subtle color and creates strong character. Subsequently, paired with white trim, grey will be more than a fleeting trend. It is bound to stand the test of time.
3. All White
An all-white home has a classic feeling and a striking look. This may result in a little more exterior maintenance, but it’s a bold, beautiful statement, especially for a farmhouse-style home. Keep in mind, not all whites are created equal. Finding the correct white, with the fixed elements of your home, can be tricky. In addition, whites are never really just white – undertones need to be addressed when choosing the right color for your home.
4. Contrasting Front Door Color
Most homes should use color in moderation. One way to approach color is to paint just the front door. You often see doors painted in red, but really, the sky’s the limit.
Painting your home’s exterior may seem overwhelming, but it’s an excellent way to add curb appeal by updating your home’s appearance and it is vital for protecting your investment. Remember, it is just as easy to paint your house the wrong color as it is to paint your house the right color.
If you are having a challenging time visualizing how colors would look on your home, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, Rodda, and other paint suppliers offer online tools which will allow you to upload a photo of your home and experiment with color on it.