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How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

Choosing the right exterior paint color for your home isn't just about aesthetics—it's about making a statement. Whether you want your home to stand out or blend in with its natural surroundings, the color you pick can dramatically affect its curb appeal. Here at Granite State Painters, we understand how overwhelming this decision can be. That's why we've compiled a few expert tips to help you select the perfect hue for your house.


Consider the Architecture of Your Home

Your home's architectural style can be a great guide in selecting the right paint color. Colonial, Victorian, Craftsman, and contemporary homes all look best in different palettes. For instance, a classic New England colonial might look stately and traditional in whites, grays, or blues, while a modern home could be stunning in more bold, contrasting colors.

Look at the Landscape

Take into consideration the colors of your home’s natural setting. Homes in lush, green landscapes might benefit from earth tones like greens, browns, or tans, which blend beautifully with the outdoor environment. Coastal homes, on the other hand, might suit brighter whites or blues to reflect the seaside vibe.


Don’t Forget the Roof

Your roof's color should influence your choice. If you have dark shingles, a lighter house color can create a pleasing contrast, while a dark house color might be too overwhelming. Conversely, a light or gray roof could support either a light or dark color on the house itself.

Check Out the Neighbors

While you don't need to match your neighbors, you should consider the overall palette of your neighborhood. You won’t want to clash, but you can still stand out with a color that complements the nearby homes. Additionally, some neighborhoods have regulations or homeowner associations that might restrict color choices.

Test Your Colors

Before committing to a paint color, buy a small amount and test it on a discreet part of your home's exterior. View it at different times of the day, as natural light changes significantly and can alter how a color looks. What looks like a soft gray in morning light might appear bluish by dusk.

Consult the Experts

When in doubt, consult with a professional. At Granite State Painters, we work with trusted designers that have years of experience helping homeowners choose the perfect color. They can provide consultations and color advice to ensure you’re thrilled with your final choice.


Selecting the right exterior paint color is a significant decision, but it's also an exciting one. With these tips and the expertise of Granite State Painters, you’re well on your way to giving your home a beautiful new look that will last for years to come. Contact us today to start your home transformation!


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