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Tips to Help You Select an Appealing Exterior Color Palette

As the top painting company in the local area, our goal is to transform your home’s appearance and make it look fantastic. At Those Painting Guys, we have decades of experience providing professional residential painting services. We use only high-quality materials on our jobs to make sure your home looks beautiful.

If you think your home needs a makeover, here are a few tips to help you choose the right color palette:

  • Use Your Home’s Exterior Elements as Inspiration: Take the colors of fixed exterior elements like your roof, stonework, driveway, and pathways into consideration when planning your color scheme. Look at their undertones and determine if the colors are warm or cool, and use that to inform your color palette.
  • Plan Around Your Home’s Architectural Design and Era: Your exterior paint palette needs to complement your home’s design. We recommend driving through your neighborhood and observing the paint chosen for homes with similar styles as yours. While you don’t want to replicate your neighbors’ designs, you can use them for inspiration on which shades of exterior painting would work for your home’s style.
  • Use Three or More Different Shades: There are three parts to your home’s exterior color palette: the trim color, the dominant field color, and the accent color. You can use bold accent colors as long as they work with your field color. The trim color needs to strongly contrast with the field color. Lighter field colors look great with dark trim, for instance.

If you need help with exterior or interior painting, give us a call. Our team of experts will help you choose the best color palette for your style and your home’s architecture. We serve St. Charles, IL, and nearby communities including Naperville, Wheaton, and Downers Grove. Call us at (630) 315-9051 to learn more exterior painting tips or to get a free quote.