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How to Choose the Right Exterior Paint Color

How to Choose the Right Exterior Paint Color

Your home’s exterior color plays an important role in defining the look and feel of your property. From restrained neutrals to exuberant pops of color, the choices are seemingly endless. If you’ve purchased a new home, here are a few simple guidelines on how to choose the right exterior paint to help you create a stunning home that will make you smile for years to come.

Although neutral colors, such as sand or white, are safe choices, they don’t have to be your only choice, especially in Florida where color is embraced more readily. There are a number of color options and combinations that stand out for all of the right reasons. Glenn Layton Homes is known for offering its customers a wide array of exterior color options and some of the stylish combinations their customers have chosen were recently featured on the popular home design website, Houzz.

When choosing a color scheme, keep in mind the elements of your home that can’t be easily changed, such as stone or brick colors or roofing shingles. You’ll want to choose colors that complement these existing colors. Neutrals are still a great choice for the majority of your home’s exterior, but don’t be afraid to go a bit bolder with deeper or stronger shades of neutrals, such as sunny yellows or darker sands.

Even if you do choose a neutral color for the exterior walls, consider more colorful options for the accents. The front door is an easy place to add a vibrant pop of color, but consider other areas such as porch roofs, window frames, and entryways. Sand-colored walls on some of the custom homes in Atlantic Beach FL built by Glenn Layton Homes have been paired with shades of light tropical blue and crisp white, creating a relaxing beach vibe.

Of course, you can eschew neutral tones completely and create a real statement with brighter, stronger colors. The factors to keep in mind are neighboring homes and the setting. If neighboring homes are in close proximity, you may not want to choose colors that will clash with their homes. Additionally, if your home is in a wooded area, you may want to avoid too much green to keep your home from getting lost in the greenery. Blues and other complementary colors will fit the setting better.

No matter the colors, when you choose one of the custom coastal-style homes from Glenn Layton Homes, you know you’ll have a beautiful home with real curb appeal.

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