Monday, May 6, 2013
How To Pick The Right Colors For Your House
Picking house colors is not just hard, it’s terrifying, if you pick the wrong colors, you and as well as the neighbors would all be disappointed. Picking colors for your house takes up a lot of planning and if possible, it is advised that you consult an expert. Picking house painting colors is definitely not an easy task, so much that it is one of the toughest parts of having your house painted.
Because it is rather tricky, here are some tips that you can use if you are caught in the dilemma of picking which color to put where.
Pick Colors That Compliment Your Home
The colors that you will pick should of course, compliment your home. If you live in a new one of which all the other houses in the neighborhood are also new, then you can be more creative. In this setting, you can use whichever colors you want as long as it would look good and that it will blend in the neighborhood. However, you must not overdo when you are picking the colors.
If you live in a lovely home that has been there for quite some time already, then you should pick colors that compliment the classic look of your home. For this, you can hire an expert to analyze what colors to put in order to restore your house to its original look. If you do not want this, you can put brighter colors; just make sure to do this right. If done right, the colors that may not match can make your house look more exciting.
Every part of your home should compliment each other; this is very true when picking what colors you should put on your home.
Try To Blend In
If you notice, most neighborhoods have that certain look. Considering the overall look of your neighborhood, you could choose the colors in accordance to it. That is when choosing the colors that you will be putting on your house, you should try to make it so that the house would have a contribution to the overall look on the neighborhood. If this is not your goal, try at least not to stand out too much from the rest.
You don’t really have to blend in to the point wherein your house would look like all other houses in the neighborhood, you just have to see to it that with the colors of your house, you would fit in the neighborhood. Not because of peer pressure, but because your house would look more welcoming and friendlier to neighbors this way.
Jazz It Up
While you have to consider your neighbors, what really matters is your opinion after all, it is your house. So while blending in the neighborhood, you can give it your own personal touch. If you follow a similar color scheme to all of your neighbors, try to put in some detail. That is put a little color on other parts of the house.
While you can place your own personal touch, always remember to keep a balance. It would be best if the colors do not overpower one another but rather work together to make the house look better.
At times, it is inevitable that one color would stand out. If this is the case, then you should pick the lighter colors such as white or off-white to stand out. These colors not only look better but they actually make the house look bigger, this is why most estates and mansions are white on the outside.