Become the envy of your neighborhood with these simple tips to enhance your home’s exterior, courtesy of our color expert, Sue Wadden.
Your best color resource might be right next door. Go for a walk in your neighborhood and take note of what you like about nearby homes. Anything from color schemes to accents can be used as the starting point for your own exterior makeover.
Create the Perfect Palette
Armed with your inspiration, now it’s time to start building your exterior color palette. Think in terms of color pairs. For example, coordinating a dark siding color with white trim creates strong contrast, leaving room for accent colors to be used in other areas like shutters or doors. If you have a neutral siding and trim palette, a boldly-colored front door will make a statement. And remember, to create color harmony for your home, keep your exterior palette between four to five colors.
Give Your Front Door a Facelift
Looking for a quick way to renew your exterior? Giving your front door a makeover is the fastest way to freshen things up. With Sherwin-Williams SnapDry™ Interior/Exterior Semi-Gloss Waterbased Door and Trim paint, your front door can look like new in just one hour!
Start with a Sample
Be confident in your color choice. Once you've selected the perfect color, try it out with Sherwin-Williams Color to Go® samples. We recommend testing a 24" x 36" area of your exterior, which will show you how the color looks throughout the day.
Accessorize Your Home's Exterior
Front porches and steps offer great opportunities to enhance your home's facade. Flowers and decorative planters can help bring in splashes of color, and accessories like benches and outdoor rugs can turn your front porch into an inviting sitting area. Check out websites like Pinterest for inspiration that you can use to highlight your home.