By DaVinci Roofscapes.
When we talk about curb appeal, we are often talking about the colors of your home and how they complement your home. Using color strategically can add value to your house for future buyers or add a personalized flair to your home for your own enjoyment. “The outside of a house is an open palette,” says color expert Kate Smith with Sensational Color. “There’s so much opportunity to add curb appeal with colorful touches.”
1. No matter what style your home is, the roof is a major aspect of its curb appeal —sometimes as much as 40 percent of the view. So, think about it first. Use free online resources like the Top Down Color Visualizer from DaVinci Roofscapes to quickly see how different colors and products will look on your home.
2. Make landscaping decisions with color top-of-mind. Either go for a vibrant and natural look, or create a stylized look with patterns and designs.
3. Replace the numbers on your house or clean the old ones. Brass will certainly stand out on most housing materials; however, you may prefer to use large colorful accent numbers to contrast with your home exterior.
4. Forget about your bland, boring garage door. Use free online resources like HaasCreate, an online visualizer, to select a garage door with color and distinction. Available from Haas Door at haascreate.com, the tool allows you to upload a photo of your home then select different garage door styles to see what will work best on your home.
5. Give your mail carrier a warmer welcome. Spruce up your mailbox with a fresh coat of paint. Or, if it’s rusty or splintered, replace it. There are many styles available, so consider selecting something with character.
6. Add decorative glass windows for a distinctive accent to your home exterior. An assortment of square, geometric and oval shaped options are available from such brands as Hy-Lite. Certain windows feature black, satin or brass caming to offset beveled glass pieces and other privacy textured glass, while other windows boast silkscreened designs.
7. Soft touches, such as adding new colorful pillows to a front porch swing, laying out a new welcome mat or hanging a decorative flag, can give your home cozy, colorful curb appeal.
8. Add color to shutters, door and window surrounds, and other trim pieces. Start with low maintenance polyurethane pieces that are moisture-, insect- and rot-resistant. Through the Classic Color Program available at Nu-Wood, you can have pieces pre-painted in any of 9,000 Sherwin-Williams paint colors and ready to install out of the box. The company includes a touch-up container of paint for convenience.
9. For natural hues that accent and add contrast to siding, consider applying mortarless stone veneer as full accent walls on your home’s exterior or as a half wall/wainscot application. Check out easy-to-install products, available at manufacturers like ClipStone. Colors of their Ledgestone and ProStack styles include Ash, Poinset, Sand and Tan.
10. Give dull, old concrete new life with SpreadStone Decorative Coating from Daich Coatings. Made with real stone and available in many colors, the product installs quickly over walkways and porches to add to your home’s curb appeal.
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Original article source: DaVinci Roofscapes
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