Every spring marks a new beginning. It is a time when you’re meant to close the old and begin a new chapter in your life, full of new and exciting changes.

This year, let one of those changes be a brand new look for your home’s exterior. With just a bit of paint, you can transform your house completely and enter the new season in style.

Here’s how you can do it.

Pick a Color

Painting the exterior of your home is a task that isn’t repeated that often. So, it’s essential to take your time and pick a shade you’ll love for a long time to come.

Although it’s important to think of the colors you like most, you should also consider other, already existing elements of your house’s exterior. For example, what is the color of your roof? Or do you have any brick or stone elements besides walls? By answering these questions, you’ll narrow down your possible options, making the choosing process a lot easier.

Of course, it is also preferable to consult the current trends. At the moment, neutrals — ranging from gray and beige to taupe — are all the rage. Besides them, many homeowners are opting for charcoal, mossy green, and navy blue, which are bolder and more memorable.

And finally, you should also take a look at your neighborhood. While being unique is important, your home shouldn’t stand out too much. So, pay attention to what is in your close vicinity, and try to find a shade that will fit in while still allowing you to be creative and distinctive.

Don’t Forget Your Trims

Even though choosing a main color is your main job, you shouldn’t neglect your home’s trims. Their shade should complement the main color, and it should also help your home stand out.

Some general recommendations include white, beige, light gray, and the lightest shades of yellow, green, and blue. While choosing these hues, remember to also think of your front door and how it fits into the overall scheme.

Decide on the Type of Paint

And finally, you also need to dedicate time to choosing the exact type of paint you’ll use. Namely, exteriors require special sheens, as they are in contact with the elements.

Thus, it’s best to go for satin or semi-gloss paints, as they are the most durable. Plus, they are easy to maintain and clean, so your home will always be in pristine condition.

Are You Ready to Transform Your Home?

If all of these decisions seem overwhelming, contacting Mike’s Decorating and Painting is the way to go. We can help you make the best decision for your home and ensure it looks brand new in time for spring.

Give us a call, and let’s get to painting!