Have you ever heard the saying that the first impression is the one that lasts? With this in mind, it is very important that the presentation of the house, that is, its external side, is the most attractive part. Therefore, to think about the colors of houses and choose one or more to put on your facade, it is necessary to take some points into consideration.
How to choose the color of the house
First, you need to reflect on the personality of the residents, after all, your house will reflect their taste and style. If the outside is the last to be thought of in terms of the color palette, it’s worth combining it with the inside, such as the decor of the dining room or kitchen, for example. As a result, you will automatically have prioritized your favorite color which will make your house’s façade look like you!
Image 1: The first example shows a white modern architecture townhouse with wood accents.
Image 2: Nude with white are excellent house color options as they are neutral tones that do not make you sick.
Image 3: In addition, more neutral colors help make the garden stand out.
Image 4: Following the previous tips, this two-story house is in nude and white colors that draw attention to the garden at the entrance.
Image 5: Joining the colors of the houses with the special and rustic touch of wood, offers the feeling of a closer proximity to the countryside, even more so when you have a garden to accompany.
Image 6: Knowing how to choose between the right colors to match the facade is a difficult task, but with care it is possible to give a special touch to the house.
Image 7: How about using two striking colors for the facade of your house?
Image 8: This narrow house made a color contrast between the wall and the door.
Image 9: Varying on different shades of the same color is also an excellent option to differentiate the house in a simple way.
Image 10: Having a white house does not mean having a dull house, it is possible to put details that break the monotony, such as plants and black details.
To get away from the basics, you can choose different house colors to give a special effect to a specific part of your facade, for being on a column, on the walls around the door and even on the door itself. But planning is necessary for this, if you want this area to be the focus of the house, it seems obvious, but the first step is to choose an area that faces the street and is not covered by the wall.
Image 11: The residents of this blue house chose gray to match the door.
Image 12: Putting a different detail on a white house won’t make it any less dowdy.
Image 13: On the other hand, the door could also be the color detail that was missing in its facade.
Image 14: This house has blue frames around the windows and door to add color to the house.
Image 15: Stronger colors can also be decorating friends, as a result you will have a harmonious and elegant facade.
Image 16: The wall was used to match the part of the house that was painted gray.
Image 17: The combination of red detailing and stone cladding gave an even more special touch to the house.
Image 18: As in the previous example, this house mixes the colors of the paints with the coating.
Image 19: Playing with shades of the same color is an excellent idea to highlight the house’s façade.
Image 20: The current colors are white and gray as they are neutral and highlight the plants displayed.
House colors with cladding
There are those who say that house colors alone are not enough to highlight the façade deserves or that it is necessary to have a more subtle touch than with such a striking color. As a result, joining the paint with the coating turns out to be the best solution. You can use it with a highlighted color or the same color as the walls to emphasize the texture of the flooring.
Image 21: This white house has a unique wall with cladding.
Image 22: On the other hand, the residents of this townhouse chose to join the cladding, the standard house color and another color to highlight some parts.
Image 23: Wood claddings are much in demand for this type of project as they offer greater harmony when the colors of the houses are earthy tones.
Image 24: This house has a small vertical strip made of tiles.
Image 25: Modern architecture offers the opportunity to have a large glass in the stairwell area with an outer frame made of iron stone cladding, for example.
Image 26: The 3D coating used served to highlight the simple house.
Image 27: This modern house with black accents also has a wooden cladding on the facade.
Image 28: Choosing a floor covering the same color as the house will arouse curiosity for the texture.
Image 29: On the other hand, just like the colored detail, the coating can also be used in a small area.
Image 30: This nude house has two types of cladding: a white model and wooden frames.
Neutral House Colors
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When it comes to house colors, neutral tones are definitely the top choice. Not only for the great frequency that we have seen these colors in the city’s neighborhoods, but also for all the benefits have they offered. That’s because they’re easier to match with outdoor decorative items and residents won’t get seasick easily.
If you’re in doubt about what a neutral tone is, remember that neutral colors are those that go through white, ice, to the lighter shades of beige.
Image 31: This house has the entire façade with the same neutral tone.
Image 32: Mixing two neutral tones is an excellent idea to give a special touch to the house, in this case beige and white were used.
Image 33: On the other hand, playing with different shades like ice and white will also make all the difference.
Image 34: First of all, when thinking about colors for small houses, it is necessary to think that neutral tones offer a feeling of spaciousness, both in the outdoor and indoor areas.
Image 35: On the other hand, this doesn’t mean that neutral colors shouldn’t be used in larger houses.
Image 36: The white house is even more prominent when there is a lawn in front.
Picture 37: This small house is beige and has the same color as the columns of the wall.
Image 38: The residents of this house bet on the contrast between the icy color of the house and the exposed bricks on the wall.
Image 39: White will always be a classic color that offers elegance and modernity to any type of architecture.
Image 40: But, that doesn’t mean that the very light gray doesn’t transmit elegance even in the simple ones.
If you have your favorite color and are not willing to give up when painting the facade of the house, no problem. In fact, we brought you examples of how this idea is innovative when used in the right way. When the chosen color is stronger and/or darker, a big concern is with the durability of that color, but you will see that this is not a problem, in the next chapters you will see tips on how to choose the right paint with the best quality.
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Image 41: This one-story house is entirely painted in pink, which makes it look mysterious and elegant.
Image 42: Blue is also one of the preferred colors when dealing with house colors as it refers to the calm of the ocean.
Image 43: So, of course, navy blue would also be present in this presentation, offering an even greater contrast with the sky.
Image 44: Being different and exotic is definitely not synonymous with ugliness, this house even has the wall painted purple.
Image 45: If you are a fan of plants, you don’t have to discard green at first, it offers a harmonious and simple combination with the garden.
Image 46: Very common in beach houses, yellow conveys happiness and topicality like no other color.
Image 47: This shade of orange almost turning to brown offers the feeling of coming closer to nature.
Image 48: Having a house in a single color does not necessarily mean having a colored facade, white is also part of the most requested house colors.
Image 49: On the other hand, gray is a cool color that no longer conveys suspense to be synonymous with modernity.
Image 50: Therefore, the burnt cement color is also an excellent option to color your facade.
Are you having trouble choosing just one color to paint your house? Don’t worry, with planning it is possible to join two or more colors on your facade without causing the feeling of awkwardness. Of course, white is a wild card that can match any color, but this decision also implies the residents’ personality, after all, the front of the house must represent what they want to convey.
For example, the blue brings a reference to the sea, the yellow offers the feeling of joy, the green of nature and the red of sentimentality and love. Each color offers a particularity, so the tip of this chapter is about the importance of doing a brief research on what your home can offer visitors.
Image 51: The creativity of the dwellers allowed us to have an orange house with blue doors and windows.
Image 52: The combination between brown and yellow is perfect when used in the right measure.
Image 53: In addition to the blue and yellow, these residents chose to leave the original coating showing.
Image 54: The muted tones of this simple house of rose and green gave this façade a serious look.
Image 55: White is a key color that makes it possible to combine with any other color, especially yellow as it makes it stand out even more.
Image 56: As a result, the combination of white and blue is charming and reminiscent of the sea.
Image 57: Yellow reflects a lot of the residents’ personality, conveying joy and happiness.
Image 58: Mustard and gray contrast in just the right measure between serious and fun.
Image 59: Mixing strong and striking tones is a combination that requires caution but with planning it can be perfect.
Image 60: This two-story house has two striking colors distributed with mastery, the blue on the walls and the yellow on the inside of the roof of the balconies.
Dark house colors
Have you ever thought about having a black or gray house but soon gave up on the idea for fear of what people would think about you? So, remember the old story that the colors of dark houses meant they were haunted or in movies presented as the home of the great villains? Well, this concept was broken with modern architecture and decoration. As a result, dark tones are synonymous with modernity, elegance and refinement.
Picture 61: This rectangular-facing house is black and still matches the color of the grid gate.
Image 62: To give a break in the dark tone, it is recommended to use a lighter coating such as wood, in this case.
Image 63: This container house is black and has an entrance panel that simulates wood.
Image 64: As in the previous case, this model is also black and contrasts with wood, but this time in a lighter color.
Image 65: The classic black and white is an excellent option for those who want a more discreet facade.
Image 66: A dark house tends to be warmer, so using lots of windows to ensure better air circulation is essential.
Image 67: Having a dark house does not mean having a black house and no color details.
Image 68: Navy blue is also a dark house option that offers subtlety while conveying seriousness.
Image 69: This gray house plays with wood features to break the monotony of the single color.
Image 70: The black house has the features of many windows and woody detailing to break the monochrome of the dark color.
Regardless of the house colors, after choosing your favorite, the first step is to research a lot in relation to the quality of the paint. After all, nobody wants to have a house facade peeling or with faded colors, do they? Another tip is not to take the quality of a painting from an internal area as a reference for the external part, because on this side the paint will be exposed to the sun and rain, so be careful!
Image 71: The first example to talk about paint quality, especially when it is colored, shows how the paint should be uniform, that is, without stains.
Image 72: It’s not because you chose a light color to paint the house that it doesn’t need to be quality, after all, it also peels.
Image 73: In addition to the quality of the paint, it is also necessary to know how to paint, in this way, no paint will accumulate in corners or in more delicate areas.
Image 74: Colors have greater durability when they are in an area that is covered by a slab or by the roof itself that protects it from the rain.
Image 75: This gray townhouse with white steps has a uniform paint job that is of good quality.
Image 76: Especially when the exterior areas are colored, the attention of color must be redoubled. Also, in cases of doors and windows, it is important to check if the paint is compatible with the objects so that there is no damage or damage to the material.
Image 77: This case is yet another example of a color that tends to fade more easily, exposed on the outside but is covered and therefore increases its durability and quality.
Image 78: A farmhouse that has been painted in a neutral tone and has details with cladding in the entrance, wood and brown window frames.
Image 79: When buying your paint, specify that you need something for the outdoor area, so the seller should show you the best quality ones.
Image 80: Nor should the detail colors be underestimated when buying paint, in this example there is a white house with columns and black detailing.
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