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Tips for Choosing Colors to Transform Your Home into a Showplace

Choosing the right colors for your home can have a significant impact on its overall appearance and curb appeal. In the past, lighter colors were the go-to choice for homeowners, but with advancements like COOLWALL®, all colors can now be "green." This means even medium and darker shades can be used without worrying about fading or excessive heat build-up. To help you select the perfect colors for your home, we have compiled a list of valuable tips. Let's dive in!

Our Top 8 Tips For Choosing Colors

  1. Consider the Color of Your Roof: Since changing the color of your roof is usually a substantial and costly decision, it's important to ensure that the colors you choose for the sides of your home complement the roof color. Take the time to evaluate how different color combinations work together, ensuring a cohesive and visually appealing exterior.

  2. Embrace Soft Contrasts: In contemporary home design, soft contrasts between trim and house colors have gained immense popularity. These subtle differences can create an illusion of increased space, making your home appear larger than it actually is. So, consider opting for complementary shades that look elegant and modern.

  3. Harmonize with Your Neighborhood: While it's essential to express your individuality, it's also important to maintain harmony within your neighborhood. Avoid selecting colors that clash with the surrounding homes, as this can create an unappealing contrast. Instead, choose colors that blend well with the overall aesthetic of the area, ensuring a cohesive and visually pleasing environment.

  4. Consider Your Landscaping: If you have an established landscape around your home, take into account how the house color will coordinate with the existing plants, shrubs, and trees. You wouldn't want to replace your beautiful landscaping just to match the new house color. Consider colors that harmonize with the natural elements, creating a seamless integration between your home and its surroundings.

  5. Number of Colors: The number of colors you choose for your home depends on its architectural style. Generally, single-story homes look best with two colors, while two-story homes can incorporate up to three colors. If you own a Victorian-style home, it can handle more than two colors, allowing for a more vibrant and elaborate palette.

  6. Coordinate with Wall Treatments: If your home features brick, stucco, or other wall treatments, ensure that the house color harmonizes with these elements. Create a cohesive appearance by selecting colors that complement and enhance the texture and style of the existing wall treatments.

  7. Enhance with Contrasting Trim Colors: To add a touch of vibrancy and personality to your home, consider selecting contrasting colors for the trim. Don't shy away from dark colors, as COOLWALL®'s special reflective formulation resists fading and keeps the surface cooler, even during the hottest days. Embrace the opportunity to create a striking contrast that will make your home stand out.

When it comes to transforming your home into a showplace, selecting the right colors is crucial. With the advancements in exterior coatings like COOLWALL®, you have the freedom to explore a wide range of colors without compromising durability and energy efficiency. Remember to consider your roof color, neighborhood aesthetics, landscaping, architectural style, and existing wall treatments while choosing the perfect color scheme. By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to creating a visually stunning and welcoming home that reflects your personal style.


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