How To Create A Pleasing Home Exterior Color Palette

Creating the perfect home exterior color palette is challenging for most homeowners. Considering the countless combinations you can create, it’s all too easy to make a mistake. If you don’t do it right, your home’s curb appeal might suffer.

How to Create a Pleasing Home Exterior Color Palette

Whether you’re planning to replace roofing or siding system, use these practical tips from Gut-R-Dun Exteriors to put the right design elements together:

Consider “Permanent” Elements

Before exploring your color choices, take note of the elements that will remain unchanged after your project. Keep your landscaping and hardscaping in mind when picking the appearance of your new roof or siding, to ensure visual harmony. Repainting your trim is easy if it doesn’t mesh with your roof and siding, but it’s a different story with masonry.

Use Different Colors for Different Materials or Styles

Experts in siding and roofing services would say that using a secondary body color is an elegant solution to accentuate different materials or styles. For instance, if you want to use horizontal and vertical siding on street-level and upper-floor rooms, respectively, color them differently.

Avoid Overwhelming the Eye

Head-turning elements, like bold colors, can make your home pop, but too much of them can do more harm than good, visually. If you already have a busy exterior design with a mishmash of colors and textures, use a toned-down roofing shingle or siding color to balance things out. On the other hand, use a striking hue to add life to your otherwise characterless home.

Don’t Match, but Complement

To avoid having a monotonous home exterior color palette, don’t combine hues that are virtually identical. You can mix shades or tints of the same roof and siding color, but they shouldn’t be too close on the spectrum to appear appealing together.

The experts at Gut-R-Dun Exteriors are adept not just at roofing and siding replacement projects, but also at color theory basics. We also consider the local climate and the home’s architecture to offer sound suggestions for impressive curb appeal all year round. Call us at (937) 422-7709 today to talk about your project in Kettering, Huber Heights or Springboro, OH, and to get a free estimate.