Choosing to paint the exterior of your home is a big decision. After all, the paint color of your home is one of the first things anybody notices about your property. Deciding on the right color combination can be a stressful task. Will your chosen color look good a decade from now? What will your neighbors think? How am I going to get this done? Luckily, the experts at Masterworks Painting & Remodeling have years of experience in the house painting industry and can assist you in your decision and get the job done right. Here are a few helpful tips for choosing the best paint colors for your home.

Home Exterior Paint Color

Consider Your Architecture

If you’re planning to paint an older home, you may want to consider a historically accurate color scheme. A rule of thumb: the more simple your house is, the fewer colors you will need. Or fly in the face of history, and choose a bold modern color to dramatize your home’s architecture. Also, keep in mind any permanent accents and trim that will not be painted, such as stone, brick, and shingles.

Be a Good Neighbor

Scan your neighborhood for palette ideas and to find any common color schemes. This doesn’t mean copy your neighbors exactly, but rather find colors that set your house apart without clashing with other nearby homes. If you belong to a homeowners association (HOA), you may have guidelines for exterior paint. But don’t worry: even neutral paint colors can still look eye-catching when painted by our professionals!

Discover Color Families

Contrasting colors can bring attention to your home’s architecture. But, too much contrast can clash and look fragmented. To be safe, consider staying within a single color family using lighter or darker shades for accents. As a general rule, lighter colors can add size and dignity to a home, while darker colors will feel smaller and bring more attention to details.

When in doubt, ask an expert! Masterworks Painting & Remodeling is the primary exterior painting service in OaktonReston, Fairfax, Ashburn, and surrounding Virginia areas. Our expert painting contractors can advise you on which colors will best complement your home’s exterior. Contact us today, or call (703) 263-3302 to get started on your home painting project.