Exterior Wall Painting Colors
colours of a house and the face it presents, should be uplifting. The
effect of such colours on us is immediate and intuitive. The colour
and condition of a house exterior can also affect its inhabitants. The
proposed colour scheme is given in table-I enclosed. It should start
from bottom of the building to the roof.
colour schemes need not be limited to outside walls and windows. The
colour of window boxes is another element of a buildings faade. The
best window box colour is one that has a creative relationship with
casement colour. The colour of the box should always be different from
that of the window casement.
need not slavishly copy your neighbors but it is important that your
house sits comfortably with the others on the street. Your neighbors
might become annoyed with you if your house stands out in a garish fashion
on a conservative street. Once you have taken in the basic rules that
your neighbors follow you can then please yourself in your personalization
of your house.
you find the colors of the houses on your street a little dull you may
be able to paint the front of your house a different color from the
back allowing you to create one look for the streetscape and another
for your rear living. Your ability to do this will depend on your house
type and on what can be viewed from the street. You donít want to give
your house a lopsided appearance.
pleasant source of inspiration for your choice of house color is your
garden. If you have a beautiful color scheme in the flowers you have
planted you might want to copy this scheme in some way in your choice
of main color or in one of your trims.
reason lighter colors are so often used for houses is because lighter
colors make a house seem larger. Painting the sideboards a dark color
will make a house seem smaller although it can draw more attention to
may have wondered why window sashes are so often white. Perhaps you
have considered painting them a different color to be original. Do not
do this! Windows painted in colors other than white or off white will
absorb heat very quickly causing the paint to crack. You can paint the
border around the window sashes any color you like or just paint the
trim on the bottom of the window a different color. Details you may
want to emphasize include special features such as wooden lace or a
very attractive door.
factor to consider is your interior color scheme. People will be passing
through from the exterior to the interior so you should avoid any violent
uncomfortable clash between the two environments.
choosing your color swatches be sure to view them in natural daylight.
Artificial light will distort the true color and evening light will
make colors appear redder than they actually are. Observe the colors
in natural sunlight in the morning or afternoon. Purchase some test
pots and paint your house with the different colors so as to observe
them in the sun. Remember that colors will appear lighter when painted
over a large surface.
we think about the psychology of color, we usually think of it in terms
of interior colors or clothing, but it is relevant for external house
color, too. Be sure to get advice from the experts about what is traditional
when painting your house so you donít make any mistakes. Your home is
your canvas so have fun painting!