Every homeowner wants a change every now and then, but changing the color of the exterior of your home takes a lot of careful consideration. What might seem like a good idea in your head could turn into disaster if not enough careful thought is given to the process. Before you change the color of your home, consider these tips:
1) Take a look at the environment around your home. Take into consideration the landscaping and architectural details. Do not forget to look around your neighborhood as well. The last thing you want is for your home to stick out like a sore thumb because you went on a whim and picked your favorite color of the moment.
2) Think about how a color will age. If you have the ability, drive through different neighborhoods of varying ages and notice the color of their siding. Try to pay attention to which colors fade the most or look the dirtiest and avoid them.
3) Think about the age of your roof. Do you plan on replacing it any time soon? If so, think about what color shingles you will consider and have it play a role in the color that you choose for your siding to avoid having to repaint your siding in the future, after finding out that your new roof does not match.
4) Consider accentuating the trim and/or doors in a shade that is a bit lighter or darker than the shade chosen for your entire home.
5) Consider your home’s curb appeal, especially if you will be selling your home in the near future. Colors that are more neutral and have longevity will help your home sell faster than a color that is considered trendy or does not blend in well with the rest of neighborhood.
Changing the color of your home can be really exciting, but it is a decision that needs to be made carefully. Take your time when choosing the new color of your siding and make sure that it is a color that you can live with for many years to come.