Is the changing weather making you think about sprucing up your house exterior in the Boulder, CO, region? Jacobsen Brothers Painting has compiled some of the best home exterior decorating tips to get your creativity flowing.
Using a slight variance in your trim color choices can accent the dimensions of the house, elevating it from a very flat, one-dimensional initial appearance. If you have a clean white trim on the windows and edging, consider a muted gray soffit to create a layered appearance. Or, you may want to have a colorful trim to accent the gables, but also use a neutral color for other areas to keep it balanced.
Home run color
When choosing the main color of your house, there are several things to consider. First, keep in mind the neighborhood. Do you have a color covenant in your subdivision? Are your neighbors’ houses all natural colors? You want your house to stand out, but not in a glaring way. A professional application of just the right color can increase your curb appeal and make your house outstanding.
Second, consider your lot. If you have a stand of trees, a darker color might look natural in that setting. If you get a lot of bright sunlight, consider a warm neutral. This will work well because a white house might create a glare, while bright colors will be prone to fast fading.
Third, think about the style of the house. If it is a ranch style, it looks great when the colors are connected with the outdoors. A Colonial looks solidly traditional in white with bright blue or black trim or even forest green accents and a burgundy door.
Color the porch – floor and ceiling
An easily overlooked canvas for creativity is the front porch. A whimsical color like robin’s egg blue can make a surprisingly refreshing ceiling on the overhang that draws you into a comfy porch chair to relax. A true brown, sage, gray or sandstone porch floor sets the backdrop for a beautiful doorway with an attractive welcome mat and eye-catching flower pots.
One of the best tips is to create a focal point with your exterior, or a place for the eye to rest. Traditionally, this is the entryway. The front door can be painted a stand-alone color for maximum impact. Be careful not to leave the style of house behind when considering what color to use. An art deco door may look out of place on a Cape Cod house.
If you’re looking for a unique entryway and front door, talk to our artists about designing something special. We can add decorative painting touches that can be truly inspiring.
Garage door marries trim
Instead of viewing your garage door as separate from the house, consider making it the same color as the trim or the entryway. Repeating colors across the exterior builds continuity and is pleasing to the eye.
Lighting for the win
Don’t forget to conceptualize the lighting needed to create a warm, inviting look. Happiness begins at home, and soft lighting sets the stage. Consider outdoor sconces, exterior lighting, permanent holiday lighting, or antique fixtures by the front door.
Yes! I know how I want my house to look – now what?
Now that you have a plan, it’s time to talk to the pros at Jacobsen Brothers Painting. With over 65 years’ experience in designing outstanding home exteriors in Boulder, we can work with you to make your vision a reality. We can even bring unique accents to your exterior refresh project.
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Let’s get started transforming the outside of your house! Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free consultation. We have the full range of professional painting services to make sure your house looks amazing with its new color and design.