If you’re considering having your Boulder, CO, house exterior painted, you are probably in the middle of the quandary of trying to choose the right color for the job. Look no further. Jacobsen Brothers Painting has the answer that’s right for your home’s architecture, style and location.
Creating a masterpiece out of an existing home’s exterior is what we love to do at Jacobsen Brothers Painting. When a house is stunning from the road, has excellent curb appeal and attracts and keeps interest, we know we’ve done our job.
Here are our Top 5 Tips for Exterior Colors:
- Be Alluring
For this look, consider using a pleasant neutral, such as cream, white, gray or sand, and then go for a targeted zone of color to add interest and intrigue. A neutral colored house can use the shutters, porch ceiling and door as a canvas for two complimentary colors. For example, use a snow color for the house and trim, a sky blue for the shutters and porch ceiling, and a bright blue denim for the door.
- Stay Grounded
If you like to play it safe, stick with neutrals. In Boulder, neutrals work extremely well and help tie homes in with the surrounding environment. Choose a different neutral for the trim to make it stand out. Be sure to remember a special color for the door. The door should be inviting and beautiful. Use the same color on the garage doors as you used on the front door for a unified look.
- Draw Highlights
If you choose a beautiful color for your house, this might be a great option for a focal point. Take a moment to consider your house exterior. Is there a special feature that deserves the spotlight? Gables, archways, a southern porch, gingerbread trim or specialty windows are all possibilities. Once you’ve spotted your artistic area, consider highlighting it with a darker choice of the same color as the house. Use a crisp, light color to finish the trim and to make the whole thing work.
- Be Bold
If you’re ready to make a change, consider a bright, interesting color for your house. Aqua and marine blues are extremely popular right now, and blend nicely with our gorgeous skies. Use a fresh neutral for the trim and another one for the door to complement. A bright greige could also be a beautiful thing, coupled with a subtle color on the door and an off-white or cream trim. Or throw caution to the wind and choose a knockout color for the door, such as sunset orange or red and enjoy the complements as they come.
- Use Tricks
There are some psychological tricks to use that are simple, but not widely known. Consider the colors of the neighborhood houses. You won’t want to be drastically different from them, but you will want to spike your color choices with something unique to add interest and to be the one house that sincerely captures attention.
Also, consider your landscaping. If you have a great bed of red or fuchsia flowers, consider using that color on your doorway for a cohesive look that packs a pretty punch.
Finally, identify the things about your exterior that you don’t like and be careful to blend those areas in with a wider section. If your garage doors are unattractive, use a subtle neutral used elsewhere to make them disappear. If your downspouts are old, blend them into the surrounding trim to hide them.
What Jacobsen Brothers Can Do for Your Business’ Exterior
Excellent exterior paint choices aren’t limited to your home. You can also use Jacobsen Brothers to help you choose the best paint combo for your commercial site. Trust the company with over six decades of experience in making attractive storefronts, rental properties, industrial buildings, businesses or office complexes.
Get your free painting consultation today!
Let’s get started discussing the best paint choices for your exterior project. Give us a call at (303) 449-3239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free consultation. We’ll work hard to make sure you have a beautiful exterior that can draw the eye and repel the weather in the days to come.