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Colorado Springs Painting Contractors: Article About How To Choose Exterior Paint Colors

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One of the most effective ways to improve a home's curb appeal is to give it a fresh coat of paint. New paint can not only improve a home's aesthetics but can also protect it from the elements. Fresh paint free of cracks and decay can block out UV rays and protect siding and wood from moisture.

Many homeowners have a hard time choosing the best paint color for their home. It's an important decision. After all, new paint can change the home's entire appearance. It can also be a time consuming project. A homeowner certainly wouldn't want to realize after the fact that they didn't like the chosen paint color.

Fortunately, choosing the right color doesn't have to be difficult. Homeowners can take clues from a variety of sources, including neighboring homes, landscaping and home accents. All of those items can provide ideas for different colors to use. Most Colorado Springs painting contractors can also provide suggestions as to which color may work best.

The goal should be to blend in with the surroundings, not stand out. While a homeowner may have an appreciation for bold and exotic colors, those tones are probably best used on the interior of the home. Using more neutral and muted colors will help the home blend naturally with its surroundings and ultimately enhance the home's curb appeal and value.

Here are three things a homeowner should consider when deciding on a paint color for their home's exterior:

In many neighborhoods, the homes all work from the same palette of colors.

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That may be because the builder originally painted the homes in a similar manner or the homeowners association may require all houses in the neighborhood to have a similar style. It usually isn't wise to take a dramatic departure from other homes in the neighborhood. Blending with the rest of the neighborhood will have the greatest positive impact on curb appeal.

The home's new paint color should complement other colors that are already present. For example, a house with a lot of stone may be best served by gray tones. A house that has bright red flowers in the landscaping may benefit from touches of red paint. Using colors that area already present will give the home a consistent feel.

Some styles of homes have their own specific palettes. For example, historical colonial homes usually use different colors than stucco ranch style homes. A quick search online should provide a homeowner with plenty of information about the paint colors that best match their home's style.

Choosing the right paint color doesn't have to be difficult. The most important thing is for the homeowner to try to blend in with existing colors and elements. That will give the home an attractive look that should boost the property's curb appeal.

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