Your house is your canvas, but it is not blank. When painting the exterior of your home there are elements to take into consideration when selecting color. What color is your roof? Is it terra cotta tile or perhaps gray slate? It makes a difference. How about a brick or stone façade? If you look closely, you can see subtle color differences in the stone that can be used for inspiration. You could paint the fascia in one of those colors taken from the stone. Sometimes brick will be distressed with flecks of white and black. A couple of the best colors that will complement brick is green or even the right shade of gray. Reds compete with the brick, so I stay away from those. If the front door is within view of the brick, then painting it a beautiful gloss black is a great choice.
What about painting the interior of your home? Inspiration for the right color can come from several places. You could use a favorite piece of art, a chair or even a pillow. Consider one of the colors that you wear that gets you the most compliments. Most likely it’s one of your favorite colors, so you will be happy seeing it on your walls every day. When selecting a paint color for your interior, you really must consider the flooring, the countertops in the kitchen, and the stain on the cabinetry. And don’t forget your furnishings. There are many more elements to be considered when selecting a paint color for the interior of your home, so hiring a professional painting contractor that has a color consultant on staff is essential.
Your house may be your canvas, so don’t forget to draw from the surrounding elements for color inspiration and selection.