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Home Renovations 101: Four Tips For Choosing A New Siding Color

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Home Renovations 101: Four Tips For Choosing A New Siding Color

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to update the exterior of your home is by changing up its color scheme. New paint colors for your home’s siding are quite affordable, and they can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal. While choosing a color scheme isn’t always as easy as it sounds, you can make the process simpler and more fun. Here are four tips to help you pick a new color scheme for your homes siding: 1. Choose Three Colors Ideally, you should choose at least three colors for your exterior color scheme. While you can paint your home a single color, it usually isn’t ideal. A single color may make your home appear dull and boring. It can also make your home appear very small or large, depending on the color you choose. So when shopping for paint colors, make sure you choose three: one color for the siding, one for the trimming, and one for the windows and shutters. If you are having a hard time picking colors, ask the person at the paint counter for help. Oftentimes, you can find a selection of pre-made color schemes. These color schemes can help give you inspiration, or you can use them for your own homeā€”it’s entirely up to you. 2. Consider Roof Color You should always take your roof color into consideration when updating the exterior of your home. After all, the roof is large and it makes a huge impression on your home. You can easily identify whether a specific color will work with your roof by purchasing a sample size. Get the sample size, and paint it onto a thin board. Once dry, hold the board up to your roof and check to see if the colors mesh well together. 3. Opt For Complementary Colors When shopping for paint for the exterior of your home, try to use complementary colors. The difference between the colors will make your home interesting and beautiful. It will also ensure it doesn’t look like one big shade of whatever color you’ve chosen. For example, a standard gray roof looks beautiful with a white home. For trimming colors, a dark gray or a blue-gray would look clean and crisp, without being boring or dull. If you want to add a touch of color, a bright red or yellow door would look fabulous. 4. Use Neighborhood For Inspiration Finally, consider using your neighborhood for inspiration. Take a walk throughout your neighborhood, and snap photos of any home color schemes you particularly love. Use these photos to help you choose a color scheme that you’ll love. Updating the exterior of your home might be as easy as choosing a new paint scheme. However, choosing a new paint color is usually easier said than done. If you are struggling to find a paint scheme that you enjoy, use these tips to make it easier. Contact a company like Ryan Roofing if you decide that entirely new siding is a better choice than new...

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