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5 Things to Think about When Choosing a Painting Color

Hiring an exterior painting service to do a major upgrade on your home can be a really great investment, or something that wrecks all of your curb appeal. The factor that can switch the balance between the two is the color of exterior paint that you choose. This is a very important decision that should not be taken lightly. If you are trying to decide what shade to put on your home, then the following things should all be major considerations.

How It Will Wear over Time

Some colors can look amazing when they are first placed on the house, but tend to lose their appeal over time. This happens most often with dark and bright colors, but it can happen to any color. As you are looking at the different shade options, be sure to ask about how the colors will wear over time. This can help you eliminate the colors that don’t fade to appealing colors.

The Nature of Trends

There are some big color trends happening right now, and they are being splashed all over houses, doors, sheds, and many other accents of houses. Experts in the painting field feel certain that many of these trendy colors will fall out of style soon, and will have to be replaced or simply regretted. You want to be sure that you are choosing a color that can stand the test of time. Make sure the color is timeless in nature rather than something that has popped up on the current trendy palettes.

Your Neighbors

You are not the only one who will be seeing this color. While it is your house and you have the right to choose any color you want, it can be good to consider the rest of the neighborhood and what will mesh well with the colors in the area. If you have an HOA, then you will definitely want to look at the restrictions and rules to be sure that you choose a color that is not against the codes in the agreement.

How It Meshes with the Interior

The exterior of your home should send a message about what can be expected inside. You want the styles and colors to blend well so that the transition between interior and exterior is smooth and logical.

The Maintenance Level

Finally, you want to choose a color that will not need a lot of upkeep. As was stated earlier, certain colors tend to fade or chip really easily. These colors will need constant touch-ups. Think about the maintenance required with each color, and be sure you are ready to take on that kind of commitment.