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Design Tips: Choosing a Timeless Exterior Color Scheme

Design Tips: Choosing a Timeless Exterior Color Scheme

Choosing a new color scheme for your exterior is mostly a matter of preference. However, taking into account certain design principles can help ensure a beautiful result.

To help you get started, the home remodeling contractors at Northside Construction Services share some color coordination tips in this guide. 

The Importance of First Impressions 

First impressions matter. Your exterior is the first thing visitors or potential buyers will see when they visit your home. Also, your curb appeal can have a significant impact on your home’s property value. Start by figuring out what kind of image or feeling you want to convey when someone sees your home for the first time. Considering the emotional impact of different colors can help you do that. 

Consider the Psychological and Emotional Effect of Colors 

Here’s a quick overview of classic colors and the emotions they usually convey: 

  • Pale pink – When in doubt, it’s best to stick to neutral colors. These colors complement a wide range of hues and shades and never go out of style, ensuring your exterior will never look too outdated. If you want to add a bit more personality to your exterior while maintaining the calm feel of neutral colors, pale pink would be a good choice. 
  • Red – Brick feels homey and comforting, but at the same time is quite strong. A red exterior is usually paired with classic white shutters. Homeowners often do a lot of landscaping near red exterior, as the red facade contrasts nicely with the green, drawing more attention to ornamental plants. 
  • Tan/Khaki – This neutral color is often found in traditional neighborhoods and blends in with the environment. This is the color of choice for homeowners who want a more subdued exterior. 
  • Buttery yellow – This simple color is perfect for those who want their exterior to have a welcoming feel. 

Alternatively, you can search for the colors that have been traditionally used in certain architectural styles. A home remodeling contractor can help you identify your home’s architectural style and pick out colors that complement it. 

Need help finalizing your home’s exterior color scheme? Northside Construction Services offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including home remodeling and home painting services. To get a free quote, call us at (404) 392-5858 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Alpharetta, Suwanee and Roswell, GA, as well as the surrounding communities.