With many a neutral color being the main focus of most homes’ exteriors over the past several years, it’s no wonder homeowners these days are craving a touch of color. If you’re in this group, you could, of course, paint your entire house a fun color combination that’s sure to catch an eye or two.
But if you’re like most homeowners, you’re a little more subdued, and the suggestions below are designed just for you. Here’s how to add that pop of color to your home’s façade without going overboard.
The Front Door
This color-adding trick has been done for ages, but still, many homeowners are afraid to take the leap for one reason or another. If you aren’t sure which color is best for your home’s front door, choose something from its current color palette and run with it. If you’re not sure which type of paint is best for a front door, be sure to ask a color/paint specialist at your local home improvement store. Some great front door colors to consider include yellow, teal, red, and baby blue.
Another easy way to add color without going overboard is to paint your home’s shutters. You can choose a color that matches the front door you just painted, or something from the opposite side of the color wheel, which will contrast nicely. The nice thing about painting the shutters is that if you don’t particularly like the color you chose, you can change it easily with a fresh coat of paint.
Feeling gutsy? Painting the trim on your home a bold color makes quite a statement. If your home is a cool neutral, don’t be afraid to go bright with something citrusy. Again, this isn’t for the faint of heart, but it will definitely add the touch of color you’ve been craving.
Flowers And Flowerpots
If you’re not the DIY type, you can still up your home’s curb appeal with color by planting flowers that bloom season to season. Choose easy to care for varieties that produce plenty of bright, colorful flowers.
If you don’t have a green thumb, you can opt for fake flowers – just be sure to change them out with the seasons so there are no daffodils at Christmas!
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of colorful flowerpots as well. Your flowers don’t need to always be planted in the ground – the variety and versatility of potted plants can be just what the doctor ordered, adding a magnificent touch to your home’s curb appeal.
If you’re not quite ready for something as permanent as paint or flowers, you can always add color with decorative elements such as wreaths, throw pillows, etc. The front door is the perfect place to add a seasonal wreath that’s colorful and fun, while that bench on your front porch is just screaming for some colorful throw pillows in each corner.
There are no hard or fast rules for adding color to up your home’s curb appeal, so use your imagination and be creative. If you like pink, be sure to bring it to your home’s front façade and let your personality shine!