When it’s time to paint the exterior of your Upstate South Carolina house, the professionals at A Perfectionist Touch can help you choose the right color palette to bring out the best features of your house and land. With our years of service and expertise in bringing top painting services to the region, we’re qualified to help you with your color selections and can offer the talent to apply it with a professional touch.
Here are 3 tips for choosing the right exterior colors:
- Consider the size of the house
As a rule of thumb, lighter colors make a house look larger and darker colors make a house look smaller. If you look around at small craftsman bungalows, you will notice that they are almost always a white or neutral tone. If you look at a rambling English countryside house, you might find a deeper shade of gray, green or blue to lend a substantial feel to the architecture.
- Consider the yard
If you have a small yard with a big house on it, a darker color on the house will help ground it. If you have a huge yard and a small house, a lighter color will bring it to the forefront. In the same manner, if your house is a long way from the road, a lighter color will make it more visible. Shady yards with lots of deciduous trees want a house that is lighter in color so that it can be seen. A darker color would make it even more invisible, and a green color is rarely the right choice for a shady house.
- Consider the neighborhood
Assuming you don’t have a covenant that you have to follow for color selections, take a few minutes to consider the trending colors of your neighborhood. If sage is dominant, you might not want to go for that bold navy with bright white trim. Look for a color that will complement and blend with the neighborhood. Your house can still be different, just in an unobtrusive manner.
What colors do you recommend for this year?
Grays. The color everyone is talking about this year is gray. Light gray, dusk gray, steel gray, Puritan gray and every gray in-between is a hot color this year. Grays paired with bright white trim can be both elegant and striking. A gray that eases into the blue zone and trimmed with white and red can give a nod to nautical that is popular in our region.
Neutrals. Neutral colors are always a solid choice. A light wash of wheat can warm a house up and make it look inviting. A touch of khaki can go with almost anything. And a classic alabaster can have interesting undertones that draw the eye.
Color. If you miss the color, you can accent with a cheerful door color of flaming red, bold navy, or cheerful turquoise. Dark colors like dusty blue can look amazing paired with a little brick red for the trim. Navy is hot this year and it pops with white. Another popular color, although not as widespread, is imperial red with bright white trim.
More color. In our beautiful sunbelt state, we can get away with brighter colors because of the intensity of the sun. A happy yellow, dialed a couple steps down from true yellow, trimmed with white, can be a great color for green, grassy lots. An eggshell house can add a light, magic mint green color to the underside of the porch roof to make an entryway that draws people in with its spring beauty.
Still not sure what color?
Don’t worry, A Perfectionist Touch is ready to help you with a free color consultation. Our expert designer can help you evaluate the strengths of your house and draw them out with just the right color palette. After that, our team of painters will bring the application techniques that will leave you with an attractive house that stands apart and looks amazing.
Call today for your free consultation!
Give us a call at (864) 325-2722 or fill out our fast inquiry form to discuss your exterior house painting project and receive a free estimate. We’re ready to help you choose the right colors and professionally apply them to make your house a thing of beauty in your neighborhood.