50 Shades to Paint Your House

It can be really hard to find that balance between colours you love and colours you need to help the resale value of your home. As much as you may love hot pink, it may not be the best idea for the outside of your home. Here are 50 shades guaranteed to please both you and any potential buyers if you ever decide to sell.

10 Shades of White

I know it sounds like an oxymoron but there really are many different shades and hues of white to choose from. A white exterior will make your house appear larger, cleaner and brighter. By using a bright trim colour, you can still make a white exterior pop and stand out as a beauty in the neighbourhood. Don’t forget to scrub any noticeable dirt off the exterior that may be noticeable to maximize your curb appeal. Be sure to pick a shade of white that coordinates with the trim colour you’re going with and never forget to consider the roof colour when painting the rest of the house.

Source: http://www.gardenista.com/posts/10-easy-pieces-architects-white-exterior-paint-picks click the link to see some beautiful homes painted in these gorgeous shades of white.


10 Shades of Blue

A blue house can make a real statement, especially if there aren’t that many blue homes in your neighbourhood. Blue is also one of the few colours that does well even in a dark shade. Many people also forget to consider this appealing colour for that extra punch in key areas like the main door(s). Check out Houzz.com's gallery of blue exteriors for some great palette ideas and click the samples below to see all the shades of blue Behr has to offer.



10 Shades of Yellow

Yellow is one to be careful of; it can really turn into a disaster if you choose the wrong shade, or it can create the most charming exterior. Yellows really need to match the architectural style of the home- think soft, buttery yellows for newer homes (pale yellows with a light feel). Older homes can pull off darker shades of yellow to beautiful effect as shown in this gorgeous palette on This Old House 


10 Shades of Brown

Browns in any shade are a really safe bet when it comes to house exteriors. From light to dark, they all look great and match pretty much any trim colour you may like. Shades of brown also really lend themselves to multi-coloured exteriors in different shades of the same colour.  

Source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b0/08/ed/b008ed0e8843c6235959eaaa82332ffa.jpg 






10 Shades of Grey

Despite all the hullabaloo over “that” movie/book, shades of grey are quite safe and elegant when it comes to painting your home. To create a refined dignity, pair a darker shade of grey with a trim of oxblood and cream. To create a crisper, clean look, choose a lighter shade of grey and pair it with bright white trim.










If you’re still undecided about which of these 50 shades would best suit your home, give me a call and I’ll give you my 2 cents worth, I love choosing design ideas!

Brenda MacDonald-Rowe

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