How To Select The Right Colors For Your Window Frames And Roof

Your trim and roof colors are important to the overall appearance of your home. The roof of your house will last for almost 20 years, but the trim of the house will need to be repainted every now and then. This is why there is different criteria in making these 2 color choices. Hopefully the information in this article will help you with your color choices.

These days lots of homes have white vinyl or resin window frames. If your house does have this kind of window frame, you will need to be very cautious when choosing your paint and while painting it.

If you decide you want dark colored window frames, you must be very careful to apply a good primer as a base coat. If you don’t the paint will eventually begin to chip and show white paint.

Keep in mind that you will probably repaint your window frames several times as years pass. If you commit to a dark color early on, it will be hard to go back without having a lot of paint buildup. Instead, try beginning with a shade that is just slightly darker than the color of your house. If you wish, you can go darker as time passes without having too much trouble attaining good coverage.

A lighter color on the trim will look nice with a dark colored house. You don’t want it to be too much of a difference though. If your home is a brown color, choose a light variance of this color like a beige or an almond for the windowsills. If your home is dark gray, you could coordinate with a slightly lighter shade of cadet blue or even a powder rose. Make sure the color you choose is not a jarring contrast to the base color of the home.

Choosing a color for your roof is a very big decision. Your roof covers a lot of surface area, and the color you choose will be on display for all the world to see for a very long time. The color should not only coordinate with your home, it should be a color that will help in protecting your home. A dark roof will attract the sun and keep your home warm if you live in a cold climate. If you live in a very hot area, a cool, light color will deflect the rays of the sun and lower your cooling bill.

The type of material your roof is made of will determine the colors you can choose from to some extent. If you choose a shingle roof, your color choices will be greens, grays, and browns. Metal roofs can come in a vast array of colors, and you can often choose a color that is either exactly the same color as the paint you choose for your home, or of a shade that perfectly complements it and will blend nicely with a wide variety of trim and accent colors.

If you can get samples of the roofing materials you are considering and place them outside your home so that you can view them at different times of day and in different levels of light, it will help you make a good decision. Take the paint chips and shingle samples and lay them next to each other during different times of sunlight during the day to ensure that the shades complement each other.

If you take the time to choose a color for your roof that has the potential to coordinate with a wide variety of accent and trim colors, you will be able to give your home a new look every year or so. Follow the tips presented here to choose the most versatile combination of colors for the exterior of your home.