When warmer weather approaches, why not turn your attention outside and make a change to your home’s exterior? Here are some helpful tips on how to choose a home colour combination to transform the exterior of your home.
Miller Mood is a subtle cool lighter grey with a slight blue undertone. This wonderful soft colour can easily be used as a main colour inside or outside on weatherboards and render. It is perfect to use with white trims. Miller Mood looks great with crisp whites of Lexicon® Half and Lexicon® Quarter. For a deeper contrast try the modern cool grey of Signature or deep grey of Oolong.
Refresh your colour scheme or a tired paint job to take your home from drab to fab. The only question is — what colour will you choose?
When you pick your home’s exterior colour, don’t forget to consider an accent colour for the front door, letterbox and window frames, and a contrasting trim colour for eaves, pergolas, fretwork, railings, fascia and gutters.
It’s also important to think about the kind of surface you are painting. Natural materials like wood and clay in brown and terracotta hues are best suited to warmer tones. Whereas concrete materials in greys and blues are better suited to cooler tones.
Take a look at Bonnie and Lana from Three Birds Renovations who give some great advice and tips on using Dulux samples, to make sure you’ve chosen the perfect palette for your home.
A classic choice that’s perfect for coastal, suburban or city chic. A striking all-white exterior will keep your home looking fresh and elegant, and make it stand out amongst the crowd.
But ? White paint colours have undertones, which you will notice when placed alongside other colours, surfaces or even the plants in your garden. It’s important to test your chosen white using either a sample pot or colour swatch, to make sure it appears as planned.
Be bold and daring and select a dark colour. Moody greys, blues and greens can help your home look regal and really make a statement. Moody greys, blues, reds and greens will help your home look solid, grounded and really make a statement. Try choosing a contrasting accent colour that pops for doors, windows and trims.
Domino is a very popular dark charcoal with a subtle bluish undertone. Its versatility lends to use outside projects and interiors such as formal rooms, theatre rooms and studios. It pairs perfectly with the warm ivory of Whisper White, coolish undertones of Grey Pail and subtle beige of Colorbond® Surfmist®.
If your home is built from different materials, is split over multiple levels or has some clear division lines, painting in two tones is a modern, fresh way to add colour. Whether it’s contrasting colours or a monochrome palette, two tones can cleverly shift focus and play with perspective.
Pewter Frame is a mid-base warmer greige that is perfect for inside features such as behind a TV in your entertainment room, or for darker renders or weatherboards outside. It schemes beautifully with the mauve-grey of Silkwort, warm neutral of Casper White Quarter and warmth of Terrace White.
Add wow factor with bright hits of colour on specific architectural details like doors, pot plants and railings. It can feel like a big change without the commitment of painting the whole house so be brave and choose something bright and bold.
Vivid White™ is a pure clean white that is perfect for creating a clean, contemporary look. It is the ultimate choice for modern interior walls and trims and is also ideal for exterior features such as fretwork and window frames. The crisp freshness of Vivid White™ will brighten any space and give it a luxe modern vibe.
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