Choosing exterior paints is an important milestone for your home. Affecting curb appeal, home value, and – of course – ambiance, picking the right color is a decision that deserves time, care, and consideration. But, with thousands of colors to choose from, it can be a real challenge to land on the right option. A barrage of questions can cause the process to drag on longer than expected. How closely should you match your neighbors’ palettes? How should you utilize samples? What brands offer the longest lasting, most vibrant colors? In today’s post, we’re going to look at three things to consider when planning an exterior painting project.
Light matters when selecting paints
If you’re selecting paints in the store, you’re only seeing your home’s new color under one lighting condition. Here in the Midwest, lighting conditions – like our weather – are often unpredictable. What may look like a rich, warm color under artificial light could appear washed out in natural light. We always recommend taking your paint samples home so that you can view them from different angles, at different times of day, and under different lighting conditions.
Look at your neighbors exterior colors
Whether you’re a member of an HOA or not, you’ll likely – to at least some degree – want your home to complement your neighbors’ homes. But, don’t think that this locks you into any dull or overused colors! You don’t have to match exactly and can use this opportunity to make your home stand out, increasing curb appeal and – more importantly – perceived value. If you’re not sure what colors will work, you can always speak to a professional at Van Tuinen Painting. Our team has a wealth of experience choosing exterior paints and can work with you to select a stunning color that draws attention to your home for all the right reasons.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
At Van Tuinen Painting, we’ve been in the painting industry for over 45 years. With an unmatched understanding of color palettes, paint selection, and application methods, we’re proud to be Southwest Michigan’s go-to source for interior and exterior painting. Our team is always here to help you. If you need assistance selecting an appropriate color, finding the right painting product, or keeping your painting project on track, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn how we can help!