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Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

Tips for Choosing the Right Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

Jan 29, 2018

Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and stopped to take note of the colors? Not all homes are created equal, and the same can be said of exterior paint jobs. While some houses are bright and balanced, they’re few and far between. Instead, you’ll often see a lot of beige, particularly with prefab homes.

There are all kinds of home construction styles in this area, each one offering something visually unique. Certain paint colors complement different structures better than others, and the difference can be obvious! When it comes time to paint your home’s exterior, there are a few things you should be aware of.

Choosing Exterior Paint to Increase Your Property Value

Let’s face it, aside from personal preference, resale value is a big deal! Painting your home is a serious investment, one that you should get a return on.

In light of that, keep the big picture in mind when you choose paint. Remember that it’s going to last a decade or more. You’ll want to find the right balance between trendy and timeless.

Fortunately, there are guides out there! The key is to find a basic color family, then explore your options within that pallet. Check out this article for some handy tips on picking the right pallet for your exterior!

Popular House Paint Colors for a Central Valley Home


For a recent project, we went with a Dover White SuperPaint by Sherwin-Williams for the body. While white might sound bland or counterintuitive, the results are quite the opposite, as you can see! The original full beige body made this home appear modest and average. With a tasteful satin white, suddenly it’s popping!


For the trim and garage door, we applied a shade of gray called Ethereal Mood by Sherwin-Williams. This is another SuperPaint, an acrylic latex designed to protect and seal a home’s exterior. You can see how the gray accents the home just the right amount, remaining perfectly inside the new color pallet they’re going for.


Last, but not least, we painted the doors of the home with a beautifully subtle shade of sage green. The paint was a Sherwin-Williams Solo Semi Gloss, the perfect latex that gives doors a brighter texture and shine.

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Enough said! Give us a shout when you’re ready to talk about your exterior painting project. We’re happy to advise you on colors, and we’ll complete any project skillfully and on-time.

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