One of the most important things you should consider during your home remodeling project is your exteriors. The exterior trim plays a major role in boosting the curb appeal of your home. Trim lines your roof, puts emphasis on your siding and frames windows and doors. Thus, it’s important that you choose the best exterior paint color that matches your personality and establishes your home’s style.
Matching the Exterior Trim Colors
Matching colors is a great idea for your entire exterior. Your house takes on a classic and traditional appeal should you choose to match your windows and siding as well as the trim work around the edges of the siding. On the other hand, if the colors are contrasting, it can accent the key features and the exceptional design of your home. For instance, black exterior trim on a white house highlights the architectural details for a modern look.
If your home has darker siding, you may want to consider a white trim to make other colors appear more vibrant. A complementary color palette for your exterior trim can also appear energizing and pleasing if you want to go for a more dynamic look. For a subtler look, an exterior trim color a few shades lighter or darker than your siding is a smart choice.
It’s also important to note that if you plan to sell your home in the future, it’s best to go for neutral colors to appeal to potential home buyers. To blend in with the natural surroundings, choose earth shades, such as browns and greens.
Tips for Using Exterior Trim Colors
After choosing your exterior trim colors, it’s time how you can incorporate them to bring out the best of your home’s architectural style. In such cases, you should hire a quality home contractor who specializes in exterior services to achieve the ideal exterior look.
Typically, the ceilings under the eaves should be painted the same color as your siding. It’s also best to paint your gutters and downspouts to match with the adjacent siding or trim to make them as inconspicuous as possible.
As for painting your window trim, take note that window sashes and shutters should be the darkest parts of your color scheme. It’s best to paint your window sash with a neutral tone that can be replicated on the front door or porch steps. Additionally, storm windows should have the same color as the sash.
If you have more inquiries about choosing trim colors for your exteriors, talk to our experts at BSR. We also offer quality roof repair services and more. Call us today at (607) 722-7221, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve residents in Ithaca and surrounding areas.