You’ve decided it’s time to repaint your North Virginia house. The big question that needs to be answered before you can start is, what paint colors will you choose? Whatever you decide on, you’ll have to live with it for 5 to 10 years, so you want it to be something that you like and won’t go out of style.
The professional house painters at All American Painting Plus, Reston’s leading residential painting contractors, suggest that there is a process you can follow to ensure you make a choice that captures your personal style and complements the house’s architectural style.
The first thing to consider are the colors on your house that are not likely to change. This would include the roof, any brick or stonework like walkways and pavers, and hardscaping that might be in the lawn. Keep these tones in mind when selecting a new color.
Professional exterior house painters see your home as comprising three separate parts: the field, trim, and accent. Each of these segments will likely need different paint. The field covers walls and will be painted in the principal color. Trim components include window frames, fascia boards, and gutters and downspouts. Accent pieces are doors, shutters, and other architectural features.
The big decision will be the color of the field, as that will drive your choices for the other areas. Generally speaking, trim is painted a lighter shade than the field and accent pieces are used to “pop” the appearance of the home with a splash of color.
To get a feel for “field colors,” take a walk through your neighborhood with an eye towards colors that attract you. Seeing colors on a home is a completely different experience than shuffling through paint samples in a store. If you are still having a problem selecting a color, we have listed some perennial favorites that will never go out of style.
All American Painting Plus has been providing professional exterior house painting services to Northern Virginia communities for over a decade. We can tell you that there are a group of exterior colors that are popular from Springfield to Dulles on all kinds of architectural styles. Choose one of these shades and you can rest assured your home will always be “in style.”
The cost to paint a house is a bargain relatively speaking, but even so you want to make sure you get what you want from the painting contractors you choose. Picking the best color will be the first dividend you receive from your house painting investment.
Have questions about where to go from here? Feel free to call us today and we will be happy to give you some advice.
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