How to Pick Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home | Spectrum Painting

How to Pick Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home

How to Pick Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home

Choosing exterior paint colors for your home can be nerve-wracking. Nowhere else is so much paint used, and nowhere else does it make such a big impact as the exterior of your home. If you get it right, your home will look naturally beautiful. If you get the color wrong, your home will become an eyesore in the neighborhood. With so much pressure, how can you get the color right? Follow these tips for a beautiful exterior home color.

  1. Honor the Style of your Home- Pick colors that work with the era your home was built in. Pick colors that fit with the style of your home and are historically accurate for the time it was built. For example, bright colors on a mid-century home or older might not work.
  2. Pay Attention to the Architecture- Pick colors that work with the roof, stone work or walkways as those are bound to not change and will affect the appearance of the color you select.
  3. Follow Three Steps- Select the main color of your home, the accent color- which would be shutters doors, and the trim color. Make sure these three colors work well together and that the trim and main color have a contrasting element to them to really make the home pop! If you plan to go with a darker color for your home, choose a light color for trim.
  4. Ask for Help and Don't Stress!- Let Spectrum Painting's color consultant help with choosing colors for you home. Not only will she bring along chips and samples across the color "Spectrum", but she's also able to do a mock-up of your home or business in a print out showing how different combinations of color will look.
  5. Call Spectrum Painting today to set up an estimate for the exterior of your home, as well as any interior, carpentry and soft washing needs! We're standing by at 973-706-6033!

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We had Spectrum Painting power wash and paint the outside of our house. They did such a fantastic job that we tripled the scope of the project during the process and the results are phenomenal. We wound up having them do the siding, window trim, doors, lights and much more. The end results is better then I expected. The entire Spectrum team was amazing throughout the process and on several occasions went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
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Alex Melen | Apr/1/2020
Very professional painter and estimator. They both were very articulate in how the project would proceed. The price was very reasonable too. I felt very comfortable leaving for the day. They were able to squeeze the job in on short notice for an open house. The blemishes on the walls were invisible with the perfect paint job. They were clean, neat, talented and punctual. Spectrum Painting will be my painter for life! I loved the box of cookies they brought for me and (dog treats for) the dog!
Kathleen D. | Oct/27/2016
We used Spectrum Painting to paint our laundry room, kitchen, living room, office, powder room, sitting room, 2 story foyer and hall, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom, ceilings in kitchen, living room, and foyer, 3 car garage, shutters on 13 windows, and the front door with 2 sidelights. In addition to the walls being painted all doors, baseboards, window frames, crown molding, and other trim were included. Furthermore, we had a wallpaper border removed and crown molding added in the master bedroom. The paint job took less than a week and turned out great! We could not be happier with all of the colors we chose (with the help of Pam) and the way the it turned out. Overall, the sales team, including Rich Lauretta and John Mangiafreno, the project manager Rafael, and the design consultant Pam Steinhilber were all very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Simon R. | Aug/30/2016
Everything we talked about was done- no problems at all. Can't improve perfection!
Jay S. | Jun/30/2016
Spectrum Painting is truly the best. I have used their company several times for my interior painting needs. Rich and his staff are meticulous , from the timely manner of getting the estimate to the finished results, they are second to none. His crews are all respectable, professional and work to please down to every minor detail. I would highly recommend Spectrum Painting to anyone who is looking to have a painting job done.
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Rosemarie Nutile | Dec/8/2020
Spectrum did the most professional and diligent work I've ever had done in my home. The staff's attention to detail, tidiness and pleasant manners make contracting with them a top-notch experience. Spectrum gets an A+++ in my book!
Patty G. | Jan/12/2015
Rich, Hector and Raul were responsive and very nice!
Dara H. | Jun/30/2016
We have been a customer for many years and have recommended Spectrum Painting to friends and neighbors in the past. Staff are courteous and polite and experienced. They are careful with maintaining cleanliness of the property. The work is professionally done and the company is well managed. They take the customer's concerns seriously and take the time to explain and alleviate those concerns.
Abe N. | Jul/5/2016
From the moment Rich and I started our conversations, I knew Spectrum was different, anyone can "talk" about trust and excellence....then I met our crew…. (Hector, Marci, CJ, Ryan, Oldemar) Each of you with your individual and collective contribution treated our home with the utmost of care. Taking time to ensure that we were satisfied with the work throughout the entire job, working through all the timing with the floors, making recommendations that would enhance the rooms– absolutely love the crown molding - and being courteous and professional. Thank you for making our vision even better....until our next adventure.
Rose R. | Aug/29/2016
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