Color Up Your Curb Appeal

Color Up Your Curb Appeal

Craftsman Color
If you want to add pizzazz to the outside of your home, whether for your own satisfaction or because you’re thinking of selling, consider using color. You can update your home’s exterior and incorporate trends that you enjoy.  Adding a pop of color can also increase your home’s curb appeal and help your home stand out in the crowd.

But how do you add color the right way? Here are some tips to get you started on using paint to your home’s best advantage.

  • Remember the constants. When you decide to change your home’s color, first think about its unchangeable features—brick, stonework, roof—and its era and architectural style. That will help you narrow down options.

MyHaven Exterior Prairie Dunes:

Siding: MH19 Buffalo Gap

Shutters: MH17 Indian Blanket

Trim: MH20 Glacier

  • Let the door pop. If it works with your home, you could go with a bold color for the front entry door. Because it’s a stand-alone entity, it doesn’t have to match the rest of the home but can be a visually interesting focal point.

 Diamond Vogel ColorEssentials

 1040 Dark Marmalade

  • Work with your home’s style. You may want to do some research into what colors homes like yours are typically painted and start from there. And while you don’t want your house to match every other one on the street, you also don’t want it to stick out like a sore thumb—a house painted pink might work in San Francisco but not the Midwest.  

MyHaven Exterior Dakota:

Siding: MH04 Rushmore

Shutters: MH03 Mandan

Trim: MH02 Badlands

  • You can also use exterior shutters to add color and visual interest. If you have an accent color picked out, shutters can be a good way to incorporate the color in another exterior location on your home.
  • There are many sources for color inspiration online. Diamond Vogel offers the MyHaven Exterior Collection  This collection of exterior color coordinates draws inspiration from the architecture and natural beauty of the central and western regions.  Search online for photos of home exteriors and bring in your inspiration pictures to your Diamond Vogel service center, they can help you create that look from your inspiration photo.
  • Now that spring is here, look at homes while you’re out on walks and see what speaks to you. Just getting to know your own inclination and taste is half the battle—once you have an idea about the looks you gravitate toward, our paint experts can help you develop a plan.

Whether you want to freshen up your home’s look with a new coat of paint on your front door or want to go bold with a colorful accent, now’s the perfect time to get started. Pinpoint the looks you love and incorporate them into your home to add a new level of curb appeal.