The best colors will highlight the most beautiful features of your home. If you're planning to paint an older home then you can refer to historic color charts. In some neighborhoods they paint their houses modern colors to dramatize architectural details. Using bright colors on old architectural details can produce startling and exciting results. Choose colors that set your house apart, without clashing with nearby buildings. The landscape around your house is blooming with color ideas. Trees may suggest an earthy palette of greens and browns. A beach setting might suggest vivid blues, turquoises, and coral colors. Even the garden in your front yard can inspire exciting color combinations. Your paint color doesn't need to match the roof, but it should harmonize. Choose a color scheme that harmonizes with colors already present on your house. The color of your furnishings will guide you in the selection of your interior paint colors, and your interior paint colors will influence the colors you use outside. Try to choose accent colors for shutters, moldings, doors, window sashes, brackets, columns, and porch decks.
2) What are the types of paints for home painting?
There are two bases of paint for your house: solvent-based (oil or alkyd) and water-based (latex). Oil-based paints dry slow - usually taking up to 24 hours. The best clean up for an oil-based paint is turpentine or paint thinner. Latex paints' advantage is that it dries relatively fast, but it is not desirable in hot weather or direct sunshine. The best clean up for latex paints requires just soap and water. So if you are painting the inside of your house, it is recommended to use water-based paints, while solvent-based paints are suggested for painting the exterior of your house. Different types include gloss paint, high gloss paint, semi gloss paint, eggshell paints, satin paints and flat paints.
3) What are the color combinations for your house?