Choosing a color for wall exterior painting of your home or apartment building is not an easy task. Below Gikas Painting give you 6 ideas for exterior painting that will help you, in general, to choose the right color to highlight your property.
1. Give volume with bright colors
Definitely choosing a light cream shade on the exterior walls can give the house a sense of nobility. Light gives volume and size. A white house visually shows bigger.
2. Two color combination for exterior painting
Of course, the whole house does not need to be painted one color on the outside. If you want to play with two colors, you need to know that the successful combination in the right places is what will make the difference. But it needs attention to where each color will be placed.
In case of combining two colors, it is better to follow the following rule: Paint in a darker color the surface of the wall that is receding in the front, that is, further back. For example, on a covered terrace or a covered balcony, the shaded wall can be painted a different color, darker or even more intense than the rest of the house. In this way you achieve a more pleasant and harmonious result as the eye better understands the arrangement of the tumors without getting confused.
Also, a whole volume that stands out from the main body of the building can have a different color, such as the exterior of the staircase in an apartment building.
3. Exterior painting to highlight the architecture
The modern trend in Architecture in recent years is to use color not as a decorative element of the building but as an important element to highlight the architectural composition of the building.
Thus, certain building blocks, such as columns and beams, are painted in specific colors. A typical example of this trend is the color we see today in apartment buildings of the 70’s and 80’s. The frame of the building is painted in shades of gray or green and the walls in shades of white.
Other modern trends in the painting of exterior walls highlight the details of the building, such as gutters, chimneys, etc. that stand out from the main body of the building, and are painted in a different shade giving an elegant result.
Painted windows and doors in olive green, cypress, gray or the natural shade of warm wood or even cold aluminum also create an interesting color change on the exterior wall facades. Even the frames painted in different colors besides white are interesting in appearance.
4. Bio-climatic factor to choose the right color for exterior painting
Another thing that we must take into account when choosing exterior wall colors is the bio-climatic factor. To be clearer, you should know that facades that are “seen” more by the sun, e.g south or west that are not shaded in the summer months, should be painted in light colors. And this is necessary in order for the exterior walls to reflect and not absorb heat, heating the interior of the house even more.
5. Follow a certain style
If the property is old and has the architecture of an older era, then it is worth taking some time to highlight its elements with colors that match the houses of that time.
Also, if you like your neighborhood and want to support a common style, then you can get ideas from the neighboring houses and choose a color for the facade of your house that will enhance the image of your area.
6. Earthy colors for exterior painting
If your house is close to green, you can even get ideas from the color palette of nature by choosing shades of green, tile, ocher and generally earthy colors.
If your house is a cottage or is located near the sea then you can turn to the countless shades of blue and blue. It is known that the eye loves natural colors, the colors that are found in nature. Earthy colors in shades of beige, brown, gray, but also the deep shades of red and yellow, blue and green.
Take a look at the color chart for all the available shades to find the ones that suit your home exterior walls. For the exterior painting of the walls of your building, contact Gikas Contracting so that they can come to your place for a free estimate and give you their offer!