Painting Your Home

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Whether you just completed construction or you simply want to revitalize the feel of your house, painting your home is an important step.  You need to remember that painting your home is not something to take lightly.  You will need to live with the colors and paint style that you choose for years to come.

Choose A Color Scheme

There are four main types of color schemes that you will need to consider.

  1. Monochrome
    In this scheme, you will essentially choose a color and use different shades of the color in each room or for multiple rooms by blending them together.
  2. Side By Side
    This color scheme entails using two colors that meet each other on a standard color wheel which your home improvement contractor can help you with. (i.e.: yellow and green or purple and blue)
  3. Bold
    If you are looking for a color scheme that shouts power an vibrancy, the contrast color scheme uses contrasting colors like red with purple or blue with green.
  4. Complementary
    Similarly to the contrast scheme, you will use two different colors, but the two colors actually blend well together and complement each other.  Some examples are orange and green or red and blue.

Test Your Choice

Remember that one of the most important steps after you have chosen a color scheme is to test the colors in your home.  Choosing color from a color wheel with the help of your remodeling contractor is the easy part but the colors may look different in your home when surrounded by your furniture and décor, as well as based on the material you used for your wall construction.  Be sure to test how they look in natural and artificial light to be sure that it is something you don’t mind looking at every day and living with.

Exterior Painting

Painting the exterior of your home is usually a bit different than choosing colors for individual rooms in the house.  It is important to think about how your home will look in the neighborhood, because if everyone had dull earth tone homes, you need to decide whether you want your place to stand out before painting it something like a bright red color.  There is no need to pick the same colors as everyone else, but once you have an idea of their exterior color selections, you can use a color or style of painting that will complement their home while still making your one unique.

A great way to do this is by using accents.  For example, if your home is painted in light brown earthy colors, then consider painting the window frames with something that goes well with it like an orange or yellow.


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