One of the biggest questions for homeowners is: How can I get a Pinterest-worthy home exterior? If an outdated look is plaguing your Colorado home, one of the most impactful ways to combat this is with a fresh coat of paint. Nothing is more exciting than a major home transformation, so choosing paint that modernizes your home doesn’t have to be difficult.
The perfect paint colors can vary from region to region and by personal taste, or you may even live in a region with an HOA or covenants that limit your color selections. But no matter your circumstance, you can update your exterior and change the look to something you love. To help simplify some of the color decision-making, here are a few of the most popular paint trends.
1. Don’t Underestimate White
White has been a tried and true home color since the beginning of time. And white still has a powerful impact in freshening up a home in the modern world. Nothing looks as clean and bright as a fresh coat of white paint.
However, since white has a tendency to show dirt and grime, consider asking a professional about low-maintenance siding and paint options, or take a look at our best solutions for cleaning your siding. Fiber cement is a durable and easy to clean siding product that simply needs to be hosed down annually, so you can keep your white exterior as bright as possible.
2. Implement Black Trim’s Simple and Modern Look
Black has become an exceedingly popular accent color, especially on a stark white home. Black trim on window frames, exterior trim, shutters, and other varying accents is simple and modern. While white is typically a more traditional trim color, black is bold and distinguishes your home’s features.
3. Think in Threes
While you should not always feel confined to follow every rule exactly, thinking in threes when it comes to a color pallet can keep your home from having too much going on and taking away from that modern feeling. A tri-fold color pallet means selecting an exterior paint color, a complementing trim color, and a bold accent color. This common trend keeps homes simple and clean while also adding an element of fun.
The best way to implement a perfect three-color pallet is to create a home exterior painting plan. Gather samples to make sure the colors you desire to work together. This is the perfect way to match colors and tones without having to waste time and money painting your home’s exterior several times. Plan the best places for each color. Remember you want to highlight trim and architectural details.
4. Focus on Undertones
Have you heard of cool, warm, and neutral tones? The best way to have a trendy and beautiful home is to keep your paints’ undertones consistent. These cool and warm hues are derived from the undertones within a color. The undertones fall into pink, blue, yellow, or none. To have a cool undertone, look for colors with a pink or blue hue. For a warm tone, find a yellow hue. Neutral hues fall into the no-color category. Just be sure your paint choices all have that same underlying color.
5. Play with Bold Accents
Nothing looks more dated than a bland and monochromatic exterior. One easy way to break up your look is with a bold accent color. This is the area of your exterior where you can get a little crazy and have some fun without it becoming too much.
The key to bold accents is placement. This is a great place to highlight a front door or surround windows with colorful shutters. But be sure to utilize your accent as just that, an accent.
6. Varying Shades of One Color
Picking a single color and playing with similar tones within that shade range has become a popular trend among homeowners. Grey and blue have become increasingly popular choices for modern homes. It’s most popular to choose a darker shade for the walls and a lighter, complimenting shade for the trim to really highlight a home’s features.
7. Flow with Your Interior
Oftentimes, you’ve updated your home’s interior to your personal style, adding stylistic elements and painting walls to fit your taste. Carry this theme outside. With a well-planned interior can come a well-planned exterior. Your home’s exterior gives the first impression and leads people into your home, so continuing your paint choices from the inside out will make your exterior match your interior and give your home a cohesive feel.
8. Mix Bold Colors with Natural Elements
The simplicity and rawness of natural wood, stone, or other elements is the perfect accent to a bold paint color. Bold can mean a bright red or it can be as simple as a deep blue, but the contrast between the two styles creates interest and balances these elements.
9. Paint What You Want Hidden
Who wants to see those pesky gutters, especially when they clash with your paint? Instead, paint the items you want hidden, such as gutters, the same shade as your trim. This keeps the focus on the trim rather than what you don’t want people looking at.
A Fresh New Exterior Awaits
It’s time to change the look of your home. We want to help you do that with a clean and vibrant new exterior. Our team knows just what your Colorado home needs. We offer three different paint options to ensure you get exactly what you want and need. We can help provide you with exterior paint that will look good and protect your home. But don’t just take our word for it. See what Denver area homeowners have to say.
We know how frustrating a dull home exterior can be. Give us a call at (720) 360-1611 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and obtain a project quote. Your brand-new exterior awaits!