Choosing Paint Colors Guide
A lot of thought goes into choosing a color scheme. Whether if it’s for your home exterior, the interior of the entire house, just one room, or the colors that will go best with your business. The right color choices will make your home look better, feel more inviting and make you happy. Selecting colors for your painting project should be fun, not stressful. We provide you with options to make the process easier, and allow you to be confident in your color selection.
EXTERIOR COLOR CONSIDERATIONS
A home fixed features, architectural, style, and surrounding environment are all the elements to consider when selecting your exterior colors.
A home’s fixed features are architectural elements that cannot be changed and should be factored into your home’s exterior color pallette.
Fixed Features Features Include:
Foundation, materials(concrete stone, brick, stucco) style and color roofing shingles, chimney structures, porch, steps, retaining walls, walkways, decks and patios.
Your color scheme should complete the type of home you have. Colonial, Victorian, Contemporanea or Cape, consider colors that might enhance your home’s architectural style and apply them thoughtfully in order to highlight certain defining features.
Your home’s surrounding environmental, landscaping and natural setting are also elements to consider when choosing your colors. If your home is surrounded by trees, contrasting colors will help it to stand out, while a home with little or no trees will benefit from natural hues, waterfront, desert, urban, or wooded, consider using colors that complete the setting.
Below you will find a variety of FREE resources to assist you to choose the right color for your project.
Paint Color Matching App: ColorSnap® Paint Color App – Sherwin-Williams