If you’ve been living in your home for any length of time, you’ve likely come to tire of the color palette you chose upon move in. This could especially be true if you went with super trendy colors or styles. While there is nothing wrong with choosing a trendy design palette, you’ll need to be aware that you’ll likely want to change the it up more quickly than if you chose a more traditional color scheme. The most important thing, however, is making your home look an feel comfortable. It should always reflect who you are and should always give off a vibe where you and your family feel most comfortable. 

Be brave enough to buck the trends and make your home look exactly the way you love. Don’t forget, your color choices extend from the exterior to the interior of your home. It’s always a good idea for your exterior colors to live in harmony with the surrounding neighborhood. Let’s talk about some changes you can make to your color palette – you don’t have to make wholesale changes to make a nice impact.

Front Door

Many homeowners would agree that their front door is a reflection of their personality. Painting your front door and unexpected color can brighten up your curb appeal and also give a bit of insight to your personality. Many people go with a bright red or yellow for impact; especially if their exterior is painted white. This will instantly brighten what can be considered a more boring exterior color. Black is also a popular front door color choice. It’s understated but still makes an impact. 

Garage Door

Your garage door is more than just a functional piece of equipment that keeps your car safe when you’re at home. Believe it or not you can actually use your garage door as a statement to enhance curb appeal and give your home a touch of aesthetic value. You should look into garage door replacement if your current door isn’t in keeping with the style of your home exterior. There are a multitude of garage door styles from which to choose. Faux wood styles are particularly popular right now and they have a traditional look that will not have you longing for a change anytime soon

Exterior Paint

Painting your exterior trim if you have a brick home can really make a difference in the look of your house. If you need to brighten up the look, try a pretty light sage green or pale blue. Yellows are always popular for exterior paint. Adding matching painted shutters to your windows can completely change the look of your home’s exterior as well. It can give a quaint cottage feel to the most mundane home.

Flowers and Plants

If you’re not quite ready to go so drastic as to re-paint the exterior of your home; you can add some colorful impact with plants and flowers. If you’ve always just had some greenery in your landscaping; try adding some bold colorful flowers into the mix. Gerbera daisies come is a wide variety of sizes and colors and do well in pots. Choose vibrant colored light faux pottery pots to put your flowers in so they are easier to move around. Sweet Pea, and coleus are bright and beautiful, as well as lots of varieties of hydrangeas.  You may want to look into perennial plants if you’d like to have the same flowers return year after year.

From pink peonies to purple pansies, you can choose a wide variety of flowering plants that will give lots of color and compliment the palette of your home throughout the year.

Pergolas and Pavilions

Adding a pergola or pavilion to your side yard can be a way to add some color to your home. Chose a pretty stained wood or bright white to paint the wood. You can then accessorize with Edison light, a bright rug, and pretty patio furniture. Adding brightly colored pillows and lamps is another way to give nice accents to your home. Even the storage boxes you add can be painted to accent the exterior colors of your house. Just be sure the colors you choose compliment or contrast the color palette of your exterior and you’ll create an interesting visual experience.


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