Painting the exterior of your home and its part is like remodelling. The correct balance of the hues is vital since colour is related to psychology and is affected by it. If the interior is well balanced with the colours then exterior should definitely be. If the surface of the water does not beautify your imagination then the inside of it will not produce any magic. Like the bright colours during spring sends heart racing the winter season brings in warmth of darker shades and similarly the summer season plays down with its choice of colours.
Some inspirational paint ideas are as follows:
• Colours that can never go wrong – white, off-white and gray shades are traditional and safe colours. If the surroundings are already colourful with green meadows and grass lighter tones always works best for the exterior.
• Contrasting paint side by side - for brick houses combining dark colours like royal blue and tan with lighter shades of the bricks and dark shade of bricks like mahogany and maroon with soft paint colours nullifies the dramatic colour combination.
• Usage of putty shades - paint that easily blend in with the surrounding should be highlighted on doors, windows, pillars, facade, ceiling, walkways. Darker greys and warmer shades works well especially during winters.
• For a happy house - happy house colours are yellow, green, pink and mauve which are very fresh, gives energy and you can always highlight the exteriors with such colours or paint the entire colour with happy tones but keep the doors, porch and other areas in contrasting happy colours.
• Similar colour but with different shades - If you have a favourite colour on your mind then you can always put that into practise by playing with undertone, moderate to darker tone. Shades of grey- mix of pewter on the doors and windows, blue grey bricks and deep caviar grey on the walls of the exterior.
• Darker shades highlighting the different parts - For the slope of the entrance, footsteps, door panelling and pillars can be of vivacious paint and the rest of the straight parts in the usual white.
• Playing it down smoothly - if the landscape is already too filled with natural colours and you do not even want an all sombre white shade then go with multicoloured bricks of the house by keeping some of the portions like the panels and pillars in undertone shade.
Every idea of paint is unique if it comes from the heart but going by the colour scheme monochromatic, triadic, complementary and accent tones can all be applied. A basic hue, value of the hues, tones, tints and shades should be kept in mind according to the colour wheel. The colour of the bricks, roofing and stonework usually should have a different colour than the walls. It is the settings of the house according to which the natural shades, the shades of the earth and dark shades depend. Period colours to latest trends can be both applied simultaneously for a modern and traditional look.