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How To Choose a Colour Combination for your Home

Need inspiration for to make over your home? Shaynna Blaze, Taubmans Brand Ambassador and Colour Creative Director, provides her expert tips to select a colour combination suit the style of your home. 

When renovating your home it’s always important to give your exterior as much love as your interior.  The outside of your home makes a huge statement about the potential value of your home and sets the tone for how people feel when they see your house for the first time.  There are some considerations you need to take into account before picking up a paintbrush to ensure you give your home positive curb appeal.

When painting your exterior you need to determine what the hero feature of your home is.  This could be the architectural style of your home, any unique structural features or even the materials your home is made from.  You can then create a colour scheme, which highlights or compliments your home’s best feature. 

If your house has a modern architectural design with angular rooflines, choose a colour scheme that highlights these eye-catching features.  Accentuate this detail by choosing a palette of light and shade.  Use a mid-grey charcoal on the exterior walls and a lighter colour on the eaves and fascia of the roofline.  Accentuate doors and doors ways with a dark charcoal hue.

Walls in Taubmans Endure Grey Castle, Trims in Alpine Snow and Garage Door and Doorway in Viking Gre

This technique can also be used for a period home such as a Victorian.  Highlight decorative latticework by painting it in a crisp off white contrasted against cream walls.

Walls in Taubmans Endure Torte and Trims in Snow Ballet

It’s always important to make sure that your exterior colour scheme reflects the style of your home.  For a Spanish Villa use warm earthy neutrals to reflect the Mediterranean feel of your home.  Contrast with lighter trims in white or off white.  This will highlight the roofline but not draw attention away from the signature, curved arches of your homes exterior.

Walls in Taubmans Endure Burma Buff, Trims in Cotton Ball

If you have a more traditional weatherboard home, play off the romantic, nostalgic style with a softer colour palette that highlights the unique trims and façade of the entry.  A combination of light greys and deep teals gives a modern twist on a tradition look.

Walls in Taubmans Endure January Dawn, Trims in Grey Moth and Doors in Elegant Evening

Most exterior colour schemes are comprised of sedate neutral hues, however no matter the style of your home there is always an opportunity to make an impact and inject some personality.  If your home has no distinct architectural feature, use colour to add some personality.  A bold colour on your front door creates an inviting entrance and is an easy way to change the look of your home with on trend colours.  A deep purple or a bright red on your door creates a focal point and will give your home a strong street presence. 

Walls in Taubmans Endure Burma Buff, Door in Poinciana Red
Walls in Taubmans Endure Cookie Jar, Door in Magic Magenta

Once you’ve decided on a colour scheme that best suits your home’s exterior it’s important to choose an exterior paint, which will not only look good, but also withstand the test of time like Taubmans Endure Exterior.  This paint comes with a lifetime guarantee so your home will look great for years and years.

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