Picking out paint colors for your homes exterior is more complicated than it seems. You have to consider three different hues—siding, front door, and trim—and since it's not only a major undertaking, but also a major financial investment, the pressure to get it right is real. gave us the deets on what colors are the hottest to be painting your house right now, so you can rest assured you're at least on trend.
First things first, you need to consider your siding. Since it covers the biggest square footage (and therefore costs the most), definitely make that decision first. Keep in mind when selecting this color what other fixed elements it needs to work with—like the color of your chimney or even your neighbor's bright blue exterior. Grays, whites, and brick are happening right now.
Now you need vary it up with your trim. Trim is usually lighter than siding to make the home look and feel dynamic. If things get too matchy-matchy, the overall effect can feel very flat. But you don't want to get too wack-a-doo either—that's why you should pick the same or similar color as your siding, just a few shades lighter. Varying shades of white and light grays are it when it comes to trim.
Accent colors are where you can mix it up a bit and take a few risks, like your front door and shutters. A range blues, red, and even black are where it's at right now.
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