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How to Avoid an Exterior Paint Eye Sore


Because you don’t want to be “that house” in your neighborhood, so instead, partner with our home painting services in Longmont!


You probably have “that home” in your community — the home whose exterior is outrageously painted an unnatural color that gets scoff and visible eye rolls. Maybe they like it and maybe it’s their style, but if you want to keep your exterior paint choice a little more calm and collected, you’ll need to steer clear of a couple choices.


From crazy exterior paint choices to more neutral colors, at Painting Plus of Colorado, we are here to cater to all of your painting needs. We’ve seen a lot of interesting houses in our 30 years in the painting industry, so to avoid a neighborhood eyesore, heed our these painting exterior painting faux pas!

Choose an Exterior Paint Color By Avoiding These Mistakes!


Embrace and improve your curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint — but keep your neighbors happy and don’t frighten the wildlife with the wrong color choice!


The color scheme was overlooked.


Just like with your interior paint, you’ll want to pick a color scheme. Without a color scheme, your exterior paint project could turn into a visual nightmare. When you choose a color scheme, put together colors that can be used on the exterior including:


  • The main body of your home
  • Trim
  • Window trim
  • Front door
  • Front porch


If you’re looking to add some excitement with a pop of color, both the window trim and front porch areas are great mirco-accent spaces that can brighten and enliven your home’s exterior.


The exterior landscaping wasn’t considered.


If you’ve invested in beautiful landscaping, don’t jeopardize your home’s exterior by choosing a paint color that blends into the background or colors so crazy that you’re on the verge of a seizure. Instead, get a full picture of how your landscaping looks in every season, and choose a color that complements your botanics well.


Home color sampling was skipped.


Maybe you are ready to make things happen and you skipped painting and sampling little color swatches on your home. Sampling is crucial because not only can it help you avoid a costly color mistake but it gives you real-time feedback of what the color will look like. Believe or not, all white and beige colors are not the same — they all have various undertones that make them different. Do yourself a favor and test the colors on your home before you commit.    


The HOA wasn’t considered.


HOA’s are serious, you don’t want to paint your home without consulting it beforehand. Typically there are specific colors you have to stick to, to better blend in within the community. Consult your HOA and check on the approved colors before you make a very costly mistake.


The neighborhood aesthetic was overlooked.


Even if you don’t live in an HOA community, it’s still important to be mindful of the neighbors you do have. So, take a quick inventory of what’s going on — is it a funky, creative neighborhood you can be free in or is it on the more conservative side with beige and neutral colors? It may even be beneficial to have a conversation with your neighbors to discuss what you’re thinking and see what they have to say.


Connect with Painting Plus of Colorado for your next exterior painting project!


With painting services spanning three decades, we have a host of awards coupled with experience, under our belts. We skillfully complete each project and pay attention to the small painting details to provide you with the leading home painting services in the Longmont area.  


Partner with us today and refresh your curb appeal today!


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