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From the Color Experts at Sherwin-Williams: Exterior Color Selection Tips for Homeowners

Q: What are the most common mistakes homeowners make when choosing exterior paint colors?

A: Assuming that a colorful and imaginative color scheme will cost a great deal more for product and labor. Unless the scheme is a "painted lady" with numerous colors, this is rarely the case.

Accenting unattractive elements such as gutters, downspouts, a protruding garage door, air conditioning units, unevenly placed windows, etc.

Ignoring neighboring houses: your color scheme choice should not clash with the neighbor’s house — it’s a lose-lose situation. Choose a scheme that blends with the neighborhood or stands out in a subtle, unobtrusive manner.

Landscaping counts: consider tress that change color, flowering shrubs, flower gardens when selection colors, for compatibility. Heavily wooded lots will make colors look darker due to shade; also could camouflage homes, so attention to detail is needed. Greens are not a good choice in this situation.

Q: What opportunities do homeowners commonly miss when selecting and placing colors on their homes’ exteriors?

A: Color makes a first impression, an individual statement and can enhance curb appeal and even resale value; a creative scheme versus the more typical white could be an opportunity to make that first impression.

Don’t overlook interesting architectural detailing; it can often sparkle with a contrasting or accent color.

Be observant: drive through various neighborhoods, established and new, to see color in action. Make note of appealing color schemes and consider adapting them to your own home.

Assuming no structural work is needed, color/paint is the most cost-effective approach to changing the appearance of a home.

Define the entryway by using color as a "Welcome" sign.

Windows are an opportunity: they give character to a house. Outlining them lends crispness to the color scheme.

Q: What steps should homeowners take to eliminate surprises and gain confidence with color?

A: Consider the colors that can’t change (for example, elements such as roofing shingles, and brick, slate, and stone accents or features) and use these elements as color resources because there are numerous shades and hues in building materials. A charcoal gray shingle for example could have flecks of gray-green or gray blue that could be found on a paint color strip or incorporated into the color scheme.

Examine color samples outdoors, at various angles and different times of the day. Consider buying small quantities of desired colors and paint a section of the house where body, trim and accent colors can be viewed together.

Pay attention to geography, specifically the intensity of the sun. Intense sun washes out colors, so brighter colors are suitable in sunbelt areas but might stand out like a sore thumb in northern locations.

Q: Are there any rules of thumb about color placement on a home?

A: A large home on a small lot painted white or a light color - for instance, a tinted neutral - can make the house seem larger and the lot seem smaller. Dark colors can make a home look smaller but more substantial.

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Popular Q&A

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How much does a 5 gallon of exterior paint cost at Sherwin Williams?

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Can I Use Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint Exterior Paint on my Indoor Walls?

My husband and I recently got a great deal on 10 gallons of paint for the exterior of the house. We only need 5-6 gallons for that job and it's the same cream color we wanted for the interior. I wanted to know the pros and cons of using it inside - I know you're not SUPPOSED to but I'd like to know the reasons why because we're on very limited budget so it's very hard to toss a bunch of paint without a good reason. :)

Who told you you aren't "supposed" to. Makes no difference where you use it. You shouldn't use INTERIOR outside, or it'll fail, but EXTERIOR can go anywhere!

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Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Colors.

Sherwin-Williams has been making paint and paint products since 1866. They have a wide variety of paint colours to choose from. Painting the exterior of your house is made easier with Sherwin-Williams' website, COLOR system and "Simply Color" brochure, no matter what type of home you have.

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