One of the best parts about owning your own home is the ability to decorate it however you want and make it fit your personality and design preferences.
Whether you are a new homeowner or simply ready for a change, the time is always right to get some great new house paint.
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Looking to paint because you are preparing your house to sell? Different preferences and circumstances call for different house paints, so this article will get you started on deciding what exterior paint color is best for you and your situation.
Color Choices for House Paints
Your home’s exterior paint is the most public way you decorate your house, and, as such, should be a color you are proud to show off and that makes you happy. House paints come in colors all across the spectrum, but there are a few that stand out as the most popular in this day and age.
White exterior paint might be the most classic color of them all. The simple but elegant color works on any house and fits into any surroundings.
A white house can be made to look unobtrusive and subtle if that’s what you are looking for. But white can also function as a great backdrop for bright and colorful accents, like your shutters or door.
White is a good option if you are putting your house on the market soon because it is unlikely to clash with any potential buyer’s vision.
The other most simple color on the spectrum, black may seem a bit striking for a home. But with the increase in modern style homes and the 21st-century appeal of sleek and cool black in everything from clothing to technology, black house paint fits right in.
- Light Blue
Typically, when painting your house a non-neutral color, lighter and more pastel is more popular. A light blue can make your house look a touch unique while still feeling classic.
A bonus is that the color blue tends to produce a calming emotional response.
Like white, taupe is a timeless and popular paint color that works on any house. But taupe provides a bit of warmth that white does not.
Your neighbors will be impressed with its tastefulness.
While you don’t want to go too bright, a pastel yellow will be perceived positively. How can you not feel a little bit more positive when entering a happy, yellow home?
The Painting Process
You’ve picked a great color for your house – now it is time to paint. Painting is a daunting task, but you have options. If you don’t want to paint your house by yourself, professional contractors are available to paint for you.
Still, trying to pick a color? Some painting contractors will work with you on picking the best color, too.
Plan Your House Painting Today
Changing all of the exterior paint on your house is a rather major decision.
But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea! In fact, it will likely do you good, whether because it makes your home feel more like your own or because it will help you sell it.
This list of popular house paints is a place to start. Take a look at more of our blog posts for more home decor ideas and suggestions.