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Four Great House Colors For First-Time Home Buyers

Use this guide to find the right color for your home's exterior


Q: I finally bought a home in a neighborhood I love but the color of the exterior looks terrible. How can I choose a paint color for my new home that won't make me stand out like a sore thumb? Thanks so much for your help.
Boston Homeowner

A: Picking a paint color for your home can be an exciting part of moving into a new neighborhood. Whether you choose to go with more neutral shades or a more bold color choice, look for color cues in your community. Read on for our recommendations of four beautiful exterior colors to paint your new home. 

New Neutrals



To start off with, know that not everyone has to do something wild and super eye-catching when it comes to exterior house colors. If "wild" isn't your style, that's okay. You can just aim for neutral house paint colors, colors that serve as a good base and help your home feel modern and clean without necessarily making it stand out.
 
Neutrals, like Heavy Cream and Soleil, may not be the most colorful choices, but they definitely have some benefits. They're less likely to turn potential buyers off and are effective at adding an easy bit of curb appeal to your home. Plus, you can really go any way you want with the "extras" like windows, decorations, and other accessories since everything goes with neutral.

Beautiful Blues



If you want something a little more interesting than neutral colors, consider blue paint colors such as Horizon Haze or Songbird. Blue is unique enough to be eye-catching but not so unique that it will turn people off of your home. Furthermore, blue is a psychologlically affective color, one that is said to make people feel more calm and peaceful. So, if you want a home that feels relaxing from the moment that you approach it, a blue paint color scheme is the way to go.

Gorgeous Grays

 
Choosing a gorgeous gray paint color like Flagstone is an easy way to make your home feel instantly modern.Pairing it with dark trim helps it look mature and distinguished, which can be great if that's the look you're going for. If you're lucky enough to have vintage wooden shutters choose a black paint color that will really help your gray stand out. We highly suggest coating trim with our 2018 Color Of The Year, Black Magic.

Go Green


 
One final color to consider as you look at exterior paint colors is green. Greens such as Antique Green or Mountain Forest are perfect for homes that want to blend in to a more natural environment. Like blue, green is thought of as a peaceful, calming color so it can give your home a laid-back and more natural feel within the neighborhood.
 
As you can see, when it comes to choosing the right color for your home's exterior, you have a lot of options. Be sure to consider all of them carefully so that you can make the best possible decision for yourself and your home. Once you've chosen a color the right paint is required to ensure a successful painting project. Click the link below for the right exterior paint to use when painting your home.

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