Choosing your home’s exterior colour scheme is a most critical decision!
Your choices will impact your home’s value. Why? Because how your home looks will determine those all-important first impressions, how well your home sits in the streetscape and even how well you get on with your neighbours, who may hate it, love it or worse still find it boring!
Good quality exterior paint lasts 10 to 15 years between repaints, so this is another reason to get your colour scheme right or you could be hating it for a very long time!
I’ve created three timeless exterior colour schemes that will look fabulous now and in ten years time too!
Light & Dark Neutrals
These are the classic black & white, charcoal & white, mid-grey and white, navy & white or a mix of these.
As a colour combination it incorporates a shade of ‘white’, of which there are thousands to choose from.
They work well with both rendered and timber homes and suit contemporary and classic architecture.
Coastal and Cottage Colours
These are the pastels, often blues and greens combined with white, off-white or pale cream.
To ensure they don’t tip over into twee, they have a touch of black in the shade of pastel that gives them a sophisticated, smoky edge – think French blue, eucalyptus green.
As a colour combination, they’re ideal for ‘weatherboard’ homes, particularly if you have a passion for coastal design.
They also look at home on English or European country cottage style architecture.
If you love browns, grey-browns, taupe, beige, flax, etc then this is the colour scheme for you. These are the earthy neutrals.
For contemporary homes they do well without any white, by combining deeper shades and lighter tones of the same or contrasting colours in blocks of colour.
For more classic homes, add a shade of ‘white’ to the trim.
Natural timber goes well with this scheme too.
If you’d like some professional help creating a fabulous exterior colour scheme, give Design My Home a call on 0416 190 792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.