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Pick The Perfect Exterior Paint Color For Your Central Valley Home

Pick The Perfect Exterior Paint Color For Your Central Valley Home

Jun 14, 2019

There’s nothing better than the feeling after the outside of your home has been repainted! It’s even more exciting when you combine a fresh color scheme and new paint!

Although the end result feels awesome, the process to choose your new colors can be daunting. The sheer number of possible colors and combinations causes anxiety for many homeowners.

There are infinite color choices. How do you go about picking an exterior paint color that you will love for years to come?

1) Check Out The Neighborhood

Well designed neighborhoods usually have a predominant “look.” While you want your house to stand out, you also want to coordinate with the overall feel of the neighborhood.

Another thing to research is your local Home Owners Association regulations. Often, neighborhood HOAs have certain requirements for exterior paint choices. Make sure that the color you choose complies with these requirements!

2) Research Your Style

Neighborhoods also have a consistent architectural style and corresponding color trends. Both architecture and color schemes should influence the color choice you make. Make sure that your color scheme matches the architectural style of your home.

Does this sound challenging?

  • Start by heading online to do a search for similar houses. There are hosts of websites that offer inspiration.
  • Check with your local painting company. Your trusted painter keeps up with the latest trends. They understand color theory and can recommend color choices that will allow your house to pop!

3) Designer Rule of Thumb

Most designers recommend using a 60-30-10 ratio to determine an exterior painting color scheme. What exactly does that mean?

  • 60% of your home is a single, dominant color. Usually, this includes your siding.
  • 30% of your home should be a second color. You can choose a bolder color that contrasts and complements your dominant color. Use this 30% for your roof color, garage doors or shutters.
  • 10% of your home should focus on attention-grabbing details! Many people choose to use this contrasting color for their front door, but you can also choose your window shutters, gable vent, or another similar architectural feature.

Central Valley’s #1 Exterior Painting Expert

Does this still sound daunting? For expert help with choosing the perfect paint color for your home, reach out to Lancaster Painting! Our team of friendly painting experts will help you out every step of the way. We offer professional house painting services that include interior painting, exterior painting, kitchen cabinet repainting and refinishing and much more. When it comes time to repaint your home, inside or out, let’s chat!

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Carrie S.

5 stars

Hilmar-Irwin, CA

5/17/2019

Today we had Josh and his crew install a beautiful concrete coating on our garage floor.
They were on-time, polite, meticulous and extremely professional. Josh met and walked with us through the project area explaining the coating process and answering all our last minute questions. Then they went to work, and worked diligently all day. The result is gorgeous!
They cleaned up after themselves-leaving nothing behind except a perfect finished product and smiles on our faces.

Next we are having them paint the garage walls-I'll post photos when it's done!
(Jennifer, Stephanie and Kimberly were also wonderful in the planning process. They worked to accommodate our time restraints and budget needs to get this project off the ground-with estimating, proposals and scheduling. Thank you ladies!)

O N.

5 stars

Modesto, CA

6/5/2019

Wow!!! I can't believe I'm actually sad for Nate and his crew to be finished with my house project! Nate and his whole team are amazing!!! My house looks beautiful, I can't thank you Nate and your crew enough. My house puts a huge smile on my face when I pull up in my drive way. Nate you out did yourself with the custom paint color on my fence as well!!! Thank you mucho!!! Please request Nate and his crew for all your painting needs!!! You will not regret it!!! I'm now referring my family to them! Can't wait to see them work there magic on my moms house!!! Stay cool guys this summer!! When you hire Lancaster this summer make sure you offer them ice cold water throughout the day! They work there butts off in this heat! Amazing painters!!! Amazing people!!!

F B.

5 stars

Manteca, CA

2/22/2019

Our home just got painted and we're very pleased with the quality of the work. Thanks to Andrei, Julian, Jeff and Robert. They were all real pros and did an excellent job. They were always on-time, and more importantly we communicated well throughout the job to ensure we got what we wanted. We've never had painting done before, and were impressed with their attention to detail. Were sun and weather beat up our original paint the most, they made sure to apply extra coats. Great work!

Tamara P

5 stars

Riverbank, CA

12/30/2017

We just had the exterior of our home in Riverbank painted by Lancaster Painting. The process from stat to finish was a very professional experience. The office staff that worked in creating the bid and walking us through the process was very professional. The painting crew, led by Kurt, did an outstanding job. There were very professional in dealing with my family. They were extremely knowledgeable about the painting process and thoroughly answered all of our questions. And they were punctual and complete the job ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering having their house painted.

Theresa H.

5 stars

Modesto, CA

2/6/2018

I just had my whole inside of my houses painted. They exceeded my expectation .
They showed up on time, super nice. They paid attention to the details and take pride in there work. They also help me pick the color I wanted. I recommend these guys and if I could give more than 5 stars I would.

Mabel S.

5 stars

Modesto, CA

9/6/2016

I recently used Lancaster to paint my two story house. I could not have been more pleased! I had Toby as an estimator, Sergio was the foreman and his crew Jaciel and Donald were fantastic. Their attention to details was excellent. I had shutters installed and they did a great job painting and installing them. They were on time and very professional. At the end of each day they would clean up, which was great.

Lancaster take pride of their work, now I understand why they have a high rating. I would definitely recommend them!

Mandy B.

5 stars

Turlock, CA

6/21/2017

The crew from Lancaster recently completed interior painting at my home and I could not be happier with their work. The project leader, Raul, was friendly, professional and super helpful. The price was reasonable for the amount of work done. I was astonished on how well the house was prepped, how quickly the work was completed, and how clean the crew left my house. It is clear to me how they received top reviews from my family who had exterior work done by Lancaster in the past. Amazing job, thank you for the excellent customer service and the beautiful, fresh walls!

Darla C.

5 stars

Escalon, CA

2/11/2017

This is my second review. I had lancaster back to paint my ceilings, master bedroom and living room. The painters were very professional and accommodating while they were in my home for 2 days. They moved furniture as needed and even vacuumed up before they left! They have a warranty program for 2 years :)

Thank you so much for making my home feel new again!

Alex S.

5 stars

Anaheim, CA

12/21/2017

Lancaster painting is the go-to paint company! They do excellent quality work and are more than friendly and accommodating to your needs. We recently had our kitchen cabinets repainted and they turned out better than we imagined. Our project leader assured us on everything, and they even finished when they said they would. QUALITY YOU CAN SEE! Kim the receptionist is a sweetheart, our consultant was extremely knowledgeable and very well versed on how to convey our needs in terms we understood. Most of all or painter Ashoor was awesome. Super friendly, excellent painter, made sure our brand new home stayed in new condition while he painted, and even made sure an extra touch ups we saw or he saw were taken care of immediately. He didn't leave our home until he knew his work was completed to our and his quality standards. Would HIGHLY recommend this company if you need any painting done, especially cabinets.

Pictures below are before and after. Before was brown, after is Swiss coffee white and restorative blue.

Tami I.

5 stars

Turlock, CA

8/9/2017

Lancaster just finished repainting the exterior of our business. The price was very reasonable and the employees are all top notch. Our building is a historical building and we had it painted the same colors to maintain its history. The results from Lancaster were perfection!