Did you know the right paint color for your home can make a difference in its value? Indeed. Surveys have found that the right paint job can increase your home’s value by up to $5,000.

Exterior paint for your house can be a significant job, especially if you have a sizable house. But if you’re up for a bit of hard work, you could have a beautiful, fresh-looking home within a week.

If this sounds like something you want to undertake, join us as we explore everything you need to know about choosing paint colors for your home.

1. Consider The Paint Finish

Consider the effect the paint will give once it’s on the wall. It will absorb light if it’s matt, which may be suitable for bright rooms. However, a satin finish can make a stylish effect, but the finish is glossy so that it will reflect light.

Some paints come with a textured finish which can make lovely feature walls inside your home, so don’t discount these without giving them a second look. A textured finish also works great as your exterior paint.

2. Use An Actual Paint Sample

Picking your paint color based on the paper sample is only the first step. Once you have an idea of the color or shade you want, don’t stop there. Enquire with your local paint shop if they do paint samples.

Sometimes samples are only offered on very common colors, so if you’re looking for a particular color, you may have to roll the dice without a small sample pot.

3. Consider Your Home’s Color Scheme

Choosing a different color for each room may work if that’s the look you’re going for, but rather take a look at your existing decor in each room. Then, find a shade of paint that will work with the other furniture in the room, or you’ll have to redecorate to match the new paint job.

4. Avoid Trends

When choosing paint colors, trends are great while they’re in, but once the new trend comes along, you’re stuck with a dated paint job. By all means, look for inspiration in the latest trends, but avoid getting stuck with a style you’ll be sick of in a year or two.

5. Consider the Room Size

The room size makes a big difference when choosing paint colors. For example, painting a small room in a deep burgundy color will most likely make the room feel smaller and more cramped.

However, depending on the shade, you can also create a mood for the room. Deep, warm colors can be cozy if utilized wisely.

Need Help Choosing Paint Colors?

Choosing paint colors for your home can be fun, but it can also go wrong if you don’t consider some things. Instead, taking time to plan the color scheme throughout your home can make a beautifully cohesive color palette that is very pleasing to the eye.

But if choosing paint colors is overwhelming for you, that’s ok. Contact us today, and we can assist you with your painting and deck refurbishing needs.