If you are staying in your home for several years, choose exterior paint color schemes that make you happy and create a flow to the interior.
But if you are thinking about selling soon, consider how these exterior paint schemes sell your home faster and possibly for a higher selling price.
Whites and Off Whites
Draw buyers with a traditional look. Combining a white, cream, and greige (a combination of gray and beige) gives your home a classic look. It also allows interested parties to envision their own exterior house paint color schemes.
Recent studies reveal that homes painted with these trendy colors saw over $3,000 more than the expected price of the home.
Natural Neutral Exterior Paint Color Schemes
Neutrals have always been an easy way to increase curb appeal. In recent years, earth tones have become popular. They have a wonderful way of helping your home blend into the natural environment around them.
Sherwin William Tony Taupe and Sturdy Brown are popular choices. Warmer taupe and grays give your home a soft stone look. Sherwin-Williams Lacewing is a nice subtle green. Remember to choose shades that match your driveway or stonework.
Vibrant Exterior Paint Color Schemes
Yellow creates emotion and excitement. Keep it pale, like Sherwin-Williams They Call it Mellow. Brighter shades make people anxious. If you like yellow but don’t want to commit to it, pick an off white with yellow tint for a wheat field look.
Blue hues are some of the most likely to inspire happiness in people. Buyers who don't want neutral or light tones are attracted to blue shades that give them positive, calming vibes. Sherwin Williams offers Hyper Blue for dark, and Spa for a lighter option.
Like whites, grays are a neutral tone that people easily see themselves in. Gray siding with an off-white trim crafts a solid look, like a cabin made of stone. A vivid front door paint color makes the home pop as a pleasing contrast to almost any gray shade.
In general, lighter or neutral color schemes are better when painting the exterior of your home for resale. But consider the color of your roofing, landscaping, and home architecture. Also, ensure your chosen exterior paint color schemes fit nicely in your neighborhood.
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