Getting paint colours and combinations right 'can make or break a house. Getting it wrong is the result of using too many colours that can be too loud or create 'visual clutter which may put off potential buyers if you are selling your home.
For the past decade, the popular colours for house exteriors have been the earthy, sandy, pale grey and stone hues.
Painting the foundation walls of your property can increase curb appeal and make your house stand out from the neighbours.
Neutral colours such as grey are here to stay, as they will appeal to a wider range of potential buyers.
Bold colours can be exciting, they may fall out of fashion or make your home stand out for all the wrong reasons. Play around with colour by painting the fence, front door or blades a bolder shade, to make your property really pop.
Top exterior paint colour tips:
- On heritage houses, it is best to stick to three traditional colours: lighter colours on the main boards, darker colours on the fascias, and, perhaps, another colour on surrounds, the fence or the front door,
- Charcoal works best on contemporary houses, as it shows off the architectural forms and shapes,
- White can be high maintenance in polluting cities,