I am very excited to share pictures of our newly painted exterior and share some tips we learned along the way.
Choosing paints can be hard, jus not hard, stressful too….We knew that earth tones are something we like. And for the main door and backyard door something that is bright. So, we narrowed our search to Classics and Then,Now, Forever section of Dunn Edwards color Catalogue.
I was very keen on trying something new for our patio …Here is before pic
After the accent wall and a new door color 🙂
And the front elevation with new door color
We didn’t choose absolutely different colors, little details made all the difference. One trick that worked perfect is the bold front door, accent wall, dark body color and light pop outs. It surely looks new and bright 🙂
Tip 1: Search online or drive around neighborhood to understand the trend. There are so many houses out there and there is no need to stress out about colors. After some online search and walking around neighborhood we found the house to imitate.
Tip 2: Be kind to neighboring properties. Chose colors that won’t match or clash with the immediate neighbors.
Tip 3: Picking a trim color is just as important as picking the base color of the house. You need to decide what you want your trim to do…blend or highlight/pop.
Tip 4: When comes to picking the color for main door, choose something that best compliments the exterior paint, roof tile and interior paint or at least the entryway foyer. A natural flow of colors is important. And most important the color should be warm and welcome your guests.
Tip 5:If you choose too bold color like our first one (Bonfire Flame) don’t panic, rush to the store and get a new paint..;-)
Tip 6: Keep the number of colors less (2-3 colors) and follow your gut. Exterior painting is a big and long-term job so be sure of the colors you choose and never go for something that isn’t 100% right.
Tip 7: Choose a good quality paint. Again, it is a big decision and you don’t want to see it fade prematurely.
The colors we used are Dunn Edwards
Mesa Tan – DEC718 (Body, Garage Door, Facia)
Verona Beach – De6135 (Trims, Patio and porch roof, Patio Accent wall)
Mesa Red – DET430 (Front and Patio Doors)
I am very happy that our decisions turned right and looks amazing. I hope these tips help you choose a right paint and improve the curb appeal of your home.