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3 Tips on Choosing Paint for the Outside of Your House

When choosing colours, here are my simple rules.

  • 1. Start with picking several paint chips that are natural colours. If you can find the colour outside of your home, in the trees, the rocks, even the pavement, you’ll always know that your home blends with the neighbourhood instead of standing out in an obtrusive way. I went with the dark colours that you find in the shadows, or under the branches.Black and dark greys are always around us.
  • 2. Beware of choosing colours from your favourite flowering perennials or deciduous trees. Those great shades from your irises or Japanese maples may look amazing in the summer, but having a purple or red house in the middle of February isn’t going to help your curb appeal.
  • 3. Don’t be afraid of adding personality. You should use a bright colour or even whimsical pieces like my wooden chicken; just make sure that you show a little restraint. It is always a good idea to add the personality to the areas that are easily changed in the front of your home. This is why designers recommend painting the front door…it’s easily fixed if you get it wrong.

This is your home and it shouldn’t be the same as all the others. Just consider that every single Canadian wants to know that when it’s time to sell, they will make the absolute most on their investment. Even if you are not selling right now, choose a great colour scheme for your home so that when you do sell, you know you’ll see a return on your investment!