What Colour Should You Paint Your Home?

What Colour Should You Paint Your Home?

Painting your home can make you fall in love with it all over again! It also increases the re-sale value of your property, if you are considering selling.

What Paint Colour Should You Choose?

Deciding on what colour to paint your home isn’t that easy. Here are a few suggestions to consider when picking a paint colour.

  • Your home’s surroundings: is it hidden by trees, is it closer to the road or further away from it? Homes that are hidden by trees should be painted a light/bright colour to make them stand out. Homes that are close to the curb should be painted a darker colour, to create the illusion that the home is further back.
  • The architectural style of your home: traditional styles generally look better in a lighter shade, while more modern architecture can be painted in a wide range of colours.
  • The size of your home: a smaller house with smaller rooms look better in light/bright colours, to create the illusion of size.
  • Your home’s features: painting the house exterior in light colours will highlight the best features of your home, while using darker colours will minimize any unflattering features.

Keep the weather in mind when having your home painted. Hot dry weather might cause the paint to dry too quickly, leaving brush marks. Colder weather might cause delayed drying, due to the moisture in the air. Choose a day where the weather is medium and mild, for best results.

Ask your professional paint contractor for advice when it comes to colours for your house. Contact WB Paint Projects in Port Elizabeth to get a FREE quote!