Are you starting the process of painting the exterior of your home? Is part of this process deciding on what color palette you would like to use? It can be an arduous decision that takes trial-and-error, and searching inspirational homes for hours, online and in your neighborhood. You may also be wondering what the color you choose will say about you and your family? Here is a quick look into the psychology of color, and what the color you choose will tell others about you.
When homeowners start the search for a color that they want to paint the exterior of their home, it is always best to choose one that they not only love but also one that suits the mood they are looking to create. For example, do they want a traditional look with a white home, black shutters and white picket fence? Or perhaps they are looking for something softer like a sage green or muted yellow? The choice is in your hands.
Paint experts at Benjamin Moore Paints claim that the color you choose will have a large impact on your environment, as well as perception. Here are a few of their notes on what a color may say about you and your home.
- Whites can feel contemporary, classic, or anywhere in between. It’s an honest, harmonious family of colors. Whites tell us that you are classic and timeless.
- Deep, dark colors, such as purples or reds, can promote an air of energy and confidence. Even as an accent color on a door, a bold choice of a deep color can add some “wow” factor to the outside of your home.
- Neutrals and soft colors, such as lighter greens, beiges, and creams, can send the message that you are grounded and earthly.
- Pale colors like dusty lavender, ballet pink, and sky blue are comfortable and easy-to-live with, and send the message that you are easy-going and uplifting.
Have fun choosing your color, no matter what shade you are aiming for. Other things to keep in mind when choosing a color include: taking into account the color of neighboring homes, analyzing the amount of sun and shade your color will get, and making sure that, if your home is historical, the color is in compliance with historic district rules.
As always, if you have questions, call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843, or visit our website.