Painting To Make a Statement
First and foremost, what does it mean to make a statement? It is a way to express one’s mood or idea without the use of words. And the best way to achieve this is with color. Your color choices make a statement about your creative vision.
Do you own a home and want it to make a statement? It’s a great idea. Why not be proud of it and show it off. After all, homeownership comes at a cost, so why not be the envy of the neighborhood and set your home apart from the rest.
So how do you do just that? Let’s get started!
Choosing Colors For Your Homes Exterior
In this article, we talk about choosing paint for the exterior of the house to make a statement. The exterior is the first thing the neighbors and those walking and driving by will see along with your family, friends that stop by to visit.
Bold colors are at the top of the list to make a statement. You may think the bolder the color, the cheaper the look. However, this is not always the case if done subtly so as not to be overbearing.
The Front Door
Let us start with the front door.
The front should be the focal point of your home’s exterior. Keeping the home siding a neutral color and accenting the front door with a bold color will make the perfect statement. Just make sure all of the colors blend seamlessly. It is also believed that a door that pops in color increases the value of the home.
Popular colors are red, wine, dark green, black and dark brown wood which is always a hit.
As you focus on the paint color of the front door, remember to accent the trim with white or a shade similar to the home siding to make it pop even more.
Window shutters are still common; however, many homeowners are choosing not to have them at all. But, in the case you want them, there are so many ideas beyond the traditional shutters of the past.
You can opt to keep the traditional style and paint them the same bold color as the front door or choose to do something different. They can be of different shapes and even made of metal.
Take a look here at a few shutter color combinations that might be of interest to you.
Garage Door Ideas
Today, many of the homes in the northeast opt to have fiberglass, steel and aluminum garage doors installed because of the ease of maintenance versus traditional wood garage doors. Unfortunately, these standard doors come in limited colors.
The traditional wood can be easily painted or stained and always will be a beautiful, rich and luxurious door. But what about the steel, fiberglass and aluminum and their limited colors. The good news, like wood, they can be painted. With the right preparation and painting techniques, cracking, peeling, and painting can be avoided.
Now let’s bring the bold colors to the garage door. To keep the exterior of the house somewhat symmetrical paint the front door, shutters and the garage door the same bold color. But remember to keep the rest of the house a neutral color. By combining the three and painting in the same bold color, a dramatic effect will be created and certainly noticed.
You can also paint the garage doors a shade of the home’s exterior color along with the shutters and keep the front door its own bold and beautiful color.
Make a Statement Now!
The painting contractors at Carolina Blue Painting would like to help you make a statement and be the envy of the neighbors. Contact us to learn more and provide you with ideas and colors to do just that.