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Six ideas for painting exterior walls

Six ideas for painting exterior walls

Choosing a color for the painting of the exterior walls of your home or generally building, is not an easy task, but also not one to be afraid of. It’s just a matter of knowing some certain thing to take into consideration when it comes for choosing the right shade.

In the next sections we are going to give you six ideas for painting exterior, that will generally help you in your task to choose the right color, in order to highlight your property.

Choosing a light color

This is definitely that choosing a light cream shade color for the painting of the the exterior walls, can give to our residence the sense of nobility. Light is a color that gives gives volume and size. A white house always will visually show bigger than it’s actual size.

There is no need for using the same color

Of course, the whole house does not have to be painted in one color on the outside. If by chance you want to play with two colors, you surely need to know that it is the successful combination of them in the right places, if you want to make the real difference. But remember to pay attention to where each color that will be placed.

In case that you combine two colors, it is better for you to follow the rule below: You should paint in a darker shade color the surface of the wall that is receding in the front, that is, further back. As an example, on a covered terrace or maybe a covered balcony, the shaded wall could be painted in a different color, darker or even a more intense one than the rest of our house.

In this way you can achieve a more pleasant and also harmonious result. This is because of the fact that human eye understands better the arrangement of the tumors, without getting confused.
Also, a whole volume that stands out from the main body of the building can have a different color, such as the exterior of the staircase in an apartment building.

Modern trends

The modern trends in Architecture science in recent years, tell us to use a color not as a decorative element of our building, but as an important element, one to highlight the architectural composition of our building.

Thus, some certain building blocks, like columns and beams, should be painted in specific colors. A typical example of this type of trend, is the color we see today in apartment buildings of the later  70’s and 80’s. The frame of this buildings is painted in shades of gray or even green, but the walls in shades of white.

Another modern trends in the painting of the exterior walls of our buildings, like the gutters, the chimneys and generally the ones that stands out from the main body of our residence in a different shade giving us a really elegant result, the one that we looking for.

Painting the windows and doors in shades of olive green, of cypress and gray, maybe by the natural shade of the warm wood or even of cold aluminum, can also create an interesting color change for the exterior wall facades. Even the frames, if painted in different colors except white, will be something interesting in appearance.

The bioclimatic factor

One other thing that we should take into account in our effort yo choose the exterior walls colors, is the one of bioclimatic factor. And to be more clear, you should already know that the facades that are “seen” more by the sun, for example the south or west that usually are not shaded during the summer months, should be painted in light shade colors.

This is something necessary in order for our exterior walls having the abbility to reflect and not absorb heat from the sun, with the down grade of heating the interior of our buildings even more.

Highlighting the elements

If the property we live in is old and it has the architecture of an older era, then it is worth taking some time in order to highlight its elements, using colors that match the pallete of the color they used to paint the houses of that time.

Also, if you like the neighborhood you live in and want to support a common style for all of it, it is the right time to get some ideas from the neighboring houses. You can choose a color for the facade of your residence that will enhance the image of the area that you live.

Use the color palette of nature

If you have a home that is close to green, this is the time to get ideas from the nature’s color palette and try to choose shades of green, tile and tocher, generally an earthy color. If your house is a cottage or one that is is located near the sea, then you can turn your mind to the countless shades of blue that the sea offers you. It is generally known that the human eye loves the natural colors, the one’s we can find in the nature.

Earthy colors comes in shades of beige, brown and gray. Also in the deep shades of red and yellow, or even blue and green. You can take a look at the color chart for all of the available shades, just  to find the ones that will suit you better.

We hope have helped you to fing a way of thinking when it comes to the appearance of your house. Take them and make the right decisions, the ones that is best for your eyes and style. If by chance this is something that you don’t want to do by yourself, ask for a help of a professional painter that will make the best for you.


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