Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. It’s time to make the outside of your house look different. It’s going to refresh how you feel about it and get you at least one round of compliments from the friends and neighbors who see it–this is going to be great.
Picking out the right exterior paint colors for your house is the most important part, of course. It will always be at least a little risk to change your house paint color but, thankfully, there are (really fun) ways to get pretty darn close to being able to see how each option would really look, before you buy it.
How to Choose Exterior Paint Colors for Your House
The easiest way to learn how to choose exterior paint colors for your house is to use a visualizer and literally just see how you feel about your options. You can even take a picture of your house, upload it, and audition colors on your actual (virtual) house.
You can experiment with how to choose exterior paint colors for your house for fun, even when you’re not planning a paint job. We used to have to play The Sims to do that. Spend some time, get maybe two to five candidates, and talk with the others who live in the house. With so much easy flexibility, it’ll be quick to find everybody’s favorites.
Once you’ve narrowed the field, it’s common to buy sample quantities of a few colors and actually apply them here and there to your house to see how they’d look with the trim, landscaping, and other relevant influencers.
Popular Northwest House Paint Colors
If it would still help to have a little guidance at the start, check out the 20 most popular selections that people in our region have been choosing lately. The first eight or nine are pretty classic and neutral, but you’ll also find more interesting-looking–and sounding–house paint colors like plunge pool, bark, and Napoleon, which does not look like any of the portraits of the French general.
Farmhouse, Beach House, Or Modern Exterior Paint Colors?
Some people know that they don’t want a particular “theme” to their exterior paint colors. Others realize that they’ve always liked a certain aesthetic, have maybe never had the chance to try it, and are suddenly in the market for exterior paint colors. If this is you, don’t forget to try out a rustic look, or a pastel beachy look, or a farmhouse, or an ultra-modern exterior paint color combination. You know the ones–when your parents see them, they say, “Wow; you wouldn’t have seen that 20 years ago.”
Need Help Deciding?
Exterior painting companies like Fitzpatrick love talking about this stuff. And even if we didn’t, we want you to love the work we do for you, don’t we? Of course. So if the volumes of options seem overwhelming or you’re not sure how one would look given the other houses around yours, give us a call and put words to your concern. We’ve been doing this a while and we offer an unprecedented warranty. Between your desires and our expertise, we’ll figure out exactly what will work the best for you. Talk to you soon!