If you were to ask any homeowner, it is likely that all of them will agree that how the exterior of a home looks is equally as important as its interior. One of the quickest ways to spruce up and beautify a home is through exterior painting. However, maybe you find yourself suffering from a mild case of chromophobia (a fear of colors) because you feel so intimidated by the seemingly infinite color choices that are available. After all, how exactly do you go about choosing just the right color scheme for your home when there are so many options you can choose from?

Three Colors Needed for a Good Exterior Scheme

When it comes to coming up with a good exterior color scheme for your home, you’re likely to want to have three colors. You will want one color for the field, one color for the trim, and one color for accent. You will want to make sure that the colors you choose complement each other, as poorly thought out color choices can result in an eyesore that neither you nor your neighbors are likely to be less than thrilled to look at. The field color is going to make up the majority of the color you will see on a home. The secret to finding the right color scheme is to first decide on what you are leaning towards for your field color and then choosing the trim and accent colors that will accompany that particular color the best.

What, exactly, are you hoping to achieve by painting your home? Do you want to make your home seem larger and more prominent? If so, choose a lighter field color, as that will give the effect of your home appearing larger. You may wish to avoid darker colors if your home is smaller, as darker colors can visually shrink your home’s appearance. Darker colors, however, are great options when it comes to making a structure look stronger and more solid in its appearance; and lighter colors will conversely make a house look fragile.

For the trim of the house, the color you choose can be what either makes or breaks the overall look of the home. Darker colors for the trim can give off a frame-like effect. However, the excitement of your home’s exterior is going to be captured by the accent color you choose. You’ll want to make sure that you choose a color that is suited to both your field and trim colors, but offers that “pop” of color that can really make it the best looking house on the block.

For your home’s exterior paint needs, make sure to call Ross Brothers today by calling 954-281-7944 in Broward County and 561-320-6098 in Palm Beach County.

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