How do I change the color on the outside of my home?

How do I change the color on the outside of my home?

We get this question a lot from our clients and there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when you want to completely change the exterior color scheme on your home.

  1. Verify with your HOA as to what colors are allowed in your neighborhood. If you don’t have a HOA, you are free to do what you want but keep in mind resale values. Sideone ExteriorsA lime green home may be unique and you love the color but it won’t sell very fast.
  2. Visit your local paint store and get some samples of colors that you like. They have already done the hard work of putting together what colors compliment each other.  They have sample booklets that you will be able to take home. This is an example of what Sherwin Williams booklets look like Sideone Exteriors
  3. If you are completely redoing the entire exterior of your home; ie: roof, house, soffit & fascia, you can start fresh with a whole new color palette. These pictures are from Benjamin Moore.
  4. If you are only re-doing your roof – pick a color that complements the outside wall color of your home. You also have different roof types; asphalt shingle, concrete tile, tile, and metal.
  5. If you are changing the wall color but keeping the roof? Pick a color that complements the the roof. You can try different samples on the walls to see how they look at different times of the day.

    Sideone Exteriors

    Trying Exterior Colors


Online Planners

There are also web sites that you can upload a picture of your home and then change the colors to see how they would look.

About the Author

Mike is a general contractor with over 30 years of experience. He started out installing siding and gutters and over the years has expanded into remodels, additions, and new home construction. Mike has resided in Utah for most of his life and is an Air Force veteran.

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