Painting and staining your home is a great and inexpensive way to upgrade your home’s value.  And as well as to keep an eye on it and keep up on the maintenance. If you don’t keep up with the maintenance you will have more repairs to make and it will be more expensive.  Check out my video below (click the middle arrow button to play the video).  And let’s learn about exterior painting top 3 exterior areas to paint:

Exterior Painting Top 3 Exterior Areas to Paint

Typically when painting your house you will be using one to four different colors.

  1. Exterior Color #1 Body: The body of the house is the siding. The color you choose for the body or siding is what is going to set the mood for the rest of your home’s exterior.
  2. Exterior Color #2 Trim work: The trim work consists of corner boards, eaves and fascia, soffits, and pretty much anything that outlines your house.
  3. Exterior Color #3 Accent Colors: Accent colors are for doors or shutters. 

Check out this blog post and YouTube video on the 6 top exterior color designs based upon the exterior style of your home.

The Color and the Style of Your Home

The style or design of your home will have a major effect on the colors you choose for your home. Certain styles of homes have colors and patterns that are popular for that specific design. Above we talked about the major exterior painting top 3 exterior areas to paint.

Your own personal preference has a lot to do with your color choice as well. If you are a subtle person you prefer tone-on-tone like a soft taupe and a creamy white. Or maybe you are a contrast person.  And you like things to be different like blue on the siding and white on the trim or perhaps a red front door. 

It really is just about your personality and the things you have to work with. Primarily, your roof, brick, and window color. This really drives the color of your home because most people don’t plan on changing them. Also, take into consideration your hardscape and landscape. You want all the colors on and around your home to blend together and look amazing. 

Finding the Color That is Right for You

If you’re not comfortable picking out your paint colors talk to the staff at your local paint store. Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore both have color consultants. Also, your local painter who has been doing it for years can perhaps guide you in making great color choices. 

Lotz of Logic

Paint really is a great way to increase your home’s value.  And as well as make it look fresh and amazing. All you have to do is find the colors that work best for you and your home. Do your best to maintain it and you will have a beautiful house for many years to come.  And also, when you are ready to paint the exterior of your home, learn about all the things to prepare for an exterior job.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this video so that the next time you need to paint the exterior of your home you’ll understand better exterior painting top 3 exterior areas to paint.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on the exterior painting of your home give me a call.  And also check out my YouTube channel where I have over 180+ DIY videos.  I have an extensive Exterior House Painting Playlist you might find helpful.   My team and I have been serving Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Glenview, Northbrook, and ALL suburbs of the Chicago areas for 30+ years.