Choosing a Paint Color for Your Home

Image Credit: Boston Public Library

Image Credit: Boston Public Library

Choosing a paint color for your home doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, thanks to the Internet it’s never been easier to find the perfect color to bring out your home’s beauty inside and out. We’re going to go over some basic things you’ll want to keep in mind as well as give you specific advice on what colors to use to paint your house. Even if you want to go with white, you’re going to want to come up with good secondary colors to make the white stand out even more.

Choosing Paint Colors for Homes
Here are some specific tips and pieces of advice that will help you choose the right color for your home no matter your personality. These tips are easy to follow and will help you get your house looking great.

  • First Impression – One of the first things to keep in mind is that your home’s exterior paint is going to be the first impression that people make when they see it. Because of this, it’s important to spend a little more time to make sure you get it absolutely right. Other areas of your home may not need as much consideration, but for the outside of your home you want to put some time into getting it right.
  • Small Spots – Whether you’re painting inside or out, it’s a good idea to paint a small sample spot that’s out of the way and generally not seen so you can see what the house or room would look like with a certain color. This isn’t always possible or preferable, of course, but for some people it really helps – especially when painting indoor rooms.
  • Use Technology – If you’d rather not paint small patches on your house to choose the right color, you can use a computer program to change the color of your house to see what it looks like. You’ll need a photo of your home and software, of course, but this isn’t hard to find. One option is ColorJive, but it’s not the only one available.
  • Building Materials – From the shingles on the roof to any bricks that may be used in the exterior of your home, you also want to look at what you have already to draw some inspiration and make sure you don’t choose a color that’s going to clash. The good news is that there are usually a lot of different complimentary colors you can go with to come up with something that looks great.

Painting your home is a lot of work, but it’s really worth the effort. Everyone is doing it themselves these days to save money. You can even paint container buildings used as offices, which is becoming more and more common these days for people who want to run their own business from home. Whatever you decide, just make sure you put some time and effort into it before you make a decision on what’s going to be best for you.

Author Bio: James Pallot is a buyer for a family owned food importing business in Sydney. He rents a container building to use as storage all year round.

Erin Emanuel