If you are looking to sell your home or simply want to add a little life to it, paint offers a reasonable and easy to manage option. For most DIYers, the hardest part of a painting project is deciding what colors to pick, and how to get them to compliment the surroundings to add to the décor, not take away from it.
Using a color wheel is a great way to select your ideal colors, while staying the same color palette to ensure balanced color options. Proximity of colors in the wheel show related colors, those on the opposite side are complementary.
So, how can you use paint to add new life to your home?
Your walls, windows and doors are lined with trim. It takes some hits, literally from traffic, and also from wear and tear due to cleaning. When it’s dull or chipped, it can really take away from the overall look of your home.
Use a high-durability paint for your trim, and be sure to blue-tape your walls and put a tarp down to keep paint drips off your floors.
Nothing says “hello” like a bright, inviting front door. The biggest question you have to ask yourself is do you want your paint to pop or subtly accent your home’s exterior?
The trends this year is for bright, exciting front door colors. Assess your exterior, the tone of your interior décor and pick what feels right to you.
Acting as the accents to your windows, shutters have the ability to set a color tone for your house. Balance the paint color you choose for them against your siding and front door color to add a completely unique style to the outside of your home.