Choosing Colors in Home Renovations

Post-construction, the land you own probably doesn’t look the same as when you bought it. The Board of Realtors‘ annual Home Remodeling Impact Survey estimates that landmark properties are stable for the next 25 years. But how can you guests agents make your home look exactly how much more appealing and visually welcoming it is to this new, improved version?

One of the simplest ways to dramatically demonstrate improved aesthetics the new area is to paint the home with attractive, muted colors. This home remodeling technique will both create a barrier between the background and your visitors and it labels your property as ” averages.”

So what does “average” really means? In the Northern part of the U.S., the average home goes through approximately 3 design cycles worth of color changes in about 8 years. Like anything else, if you hold on too long to an aesthetic it can wear flies away!

There are a number of color cycles that you should be aware of when selecting an exterior home paint color. By understanding the colors and design possibilities, any new home owner or interior designer should be able to make an informed decision about colors that are best suited to their home.

The Drive reflected in the Front Yard Paint

I.) The front yard will be the first location to greet your home. Although your home may be very old and your landscape will not be the ideal as far as outdoor color is concerned, you can press this area to create more cohesion by considering a well-designed front yard. You can accomplish this is by highlighting motion areas, leading the eye to attractive flower beds and/or other focal points of the property. A.) This should only be done by an experienced landscape designer who can create the most natural joyful transition from the old house to the new one. For this type of service, an experienced landscape designer may even have plants anywhere walkways to your door.

B.) The front door is a great place to introduce color. Landscape designers recognize that front doors are great for exterior color because they can incorporate the accents directly into the color. A flag with a house name painted on it is a great example of this.

C.) Window planters, garden arbors or trellises, plantings that recall outdoor scenes are other examples of great color choices for the front yard. Sometimes it is as simple a color choice as a blue sky with white clouds on the other side of the front door that really makes a design statement. Another good idea is to decorate and color code your landscaping at least a year in advance. This is especially helpful when you are having services for window planters and/or plantings designed.

D.) The dramatic reaction of non- hardened surfaces to color can make a dramatic negative effect. For example, if your foyer loses its color with repeated washings, your visitors will be less appealing to those with this unfortunate reaction. At the same time, a vibrant addition can make the area a joy. If your front door is too small, add a false door on one side of the door that is hung higher than the other. If the landscape designer did a decent job, this change will not be noticeable to people upon entering your home.

E.) Make paintings and other decorations fit your wall color. For instance, if your walls are tan or darker, choose a yellow or orange color for the decorations. Or if your wall is a deep red color, try a deep green for your flowers and foliage. Don’t forget about the ceiling color, which should be something lighter than your walls.

F.) In interior interiors the walls are the most important background for all artwork or visual effects. If your walls are very pale or dark try a bit of color (about a quarter of the level on the scenery). If the walls are in good condition, a neutral color (white, gray or beige) will be best for any artwork displayed. It is best to use this paint color throughout the room to avoid a focal point unless used as an accent.

G.) Bold color choices can be used on one or two walls in a room and then created by the use of accessories. This is a great way to determine what colors will work best in combination with your existing color scheme. Once you have chosen your basic colors, then try painting a very strong white to where the light reflects throughout the room ( Effectively painting a new window for this effect).

H.) The best color for a child’s room is yellow, blue and green, because these colors will tie in the child’s activities with the colored walls. Green walls alone will make the child feel helpless when they come to life.

I.) The best home accessories will be black, with a light tinge of white, and metallic texture.