The exterior of your home impacts the way that others perceive your home and a stylish paint scheme can make your home stand out from the rest. In the past, there were only a few neutral colors to choose from for exterior house paint. Now, however, the possibilities are endless! Some unconventional color schemes have come into style this year and the results are beautiful. If you’re looking to make a change to your home’s exterior, read on!
All One Dark Color
While this may seem unusual, painting a house all one dark color can really accentuate the architecture of your home. Black, brown, and other dark hues will create this effect. To achieve this look, you want to paint the trim the same color as the rest of the home; however, you could consider using a shinier paint to accentuate your home’s lines even more. If you have an older home or an architecturally unique home, this could be a great option to make your home’s unusual elements stand out even more.
Dark Colors with Light Trim
Painting your home a dark color and choosing a lighter color for the trim can have a similar effect as the one just described. The lighter trim color will really make your home’s unique architectural elements stand out and accentuate its beauty. Painting the house black and making the trim white can lighten up the feel of the color scheme, which is a good option if you’re worried about your house looking too dark or gloomy. It will add a bit of a traditional look to balance out the nontraditional color and make the beautiful elements stand out.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, painting your home all white makes your house look crisp and clean. This color brings a feeling of traditionalism and class; it harkens back to the classical revival and even resembles the most notable home in the nation, the White House. Pairing this color with a gold-colored roof would really make your home look unique and stand out.
A Pop of Color
Another trend happening this year is painting your home an unusual color, perhaps a pastel pink or blue. These candy-inspired colors can make your home look bright, fun, and even a little reminiscent of a beach house. For those who are a bit wary of painting their homes a bright color, you could compromise by painting your home a traditional color and make your front door pop with a bright color such as red or purple or a pastel. Either way, your home will look fun and unique!
Forget the drab beiges and yellows of the past for your exterior home color. 2017 is all about unconventional colors and pairings. Consider going monochrome with all black or all white or choose a fun pastel for your home. There really is no limit so don’t think that you have to stay within any certain realm of colors. The main thing is to make sure that the colors you choose complement your home and accentuate its beauty.