Having a hard time deciding which colour will best go for your home’s exterior and interior? Don’t rush it. Take the time in carefully deciding what you want for something as big as a paint job for your entire home.
To ease your way into the decision-making process, here are several ideas you can use.
Find inspiration for a lasting love affair
The primary reason people paint their homes, both inside and outside, is to make it more welcoming, liveable and appealing. Because you apply this colouring material on most surfaces at home, you want it to be as desirable as possible. You may find it a bit difficult to make a choice, though, especially if you do not know where to start.
Look for inspiration. Scour home improvement magazines, websites and books. Look up images on the web. Ask around and get pieces of advice and recommendations from people you trust and those who know the ins and outs of house painting in Wellington.
Consider going trendy, but do not rely entirely on it
Like all other trends, modern home exterior paint choices come and go. This means going full-on trendy on your exterior paint choice puts you at risk of having to strip and replace it once the trend dies. Although you do not want your house to look outdated, you should not depend wholly on what’s ‘in’. Use it only as a guide and inspiration when making a selection.
Do not forget to look around
Before you make a final choice, go around your neighbourhood and take note of any common denominator when it comes to the colour palette. This does not mean you should follow in the footsteps of your neighbours. Rather, you want to make sure your home does not stand out in an off-putting way.
For instance, if a lot of other houses on your street feature neutral shades such as brown, grey or white, you might want to reconsider your decision of painting your home in such a standout colour.