Whether it is time to choose stucco paint for your home or commercial building, you are likely overwhelmed with the seemingly limitless choices. You never imagined that selecting the perfect color for your stucco could be be so tedious and complicated. Consider these three top tips and you will be on your way to a perfectly painted exterior.
What Descriptive Word Describes Your House?
When you think about your home or commercial building, which adjective do you use? The word can refer to architecture, location or personal style.
Subtle elegance can be achieved by selecting more neutral or earthy tones and balancing their minimalistic nature with contrasting trim colors, such as bright white. Two toned stucco color is associated with a more custom feel and a more elegant, upscale appearance. To achieve this feel, you may choose variations of beige and brown for the stucco and a crisp white or rich brown for the trim.
Clean lines and sharp angles define modern architecture and choosing a complimentary stucco paint will help to increase the “wow factor” of your modern home. White is a popular selection for modern exteriors, as are varying shades of gray.
Neutral colors such as varying hues of browns and perhaps a faux accent contribute to homes that are considered to be earthy. Oftentimes, complimentary greens and browns are used to blend structures into natural surroundings, creating the ultimate in earthiness.
Which Architectural Style Describes Your House?
The architectural construction or style of your home or commercial building can lend itself to your paint color decision.
Cape Cod style homes are typically white or cream with a bright pop of green, red or black for the trim or the customary shutters.
Art Deco construction is defined by strong, clean lines and abstract features, such as unique porches or arches. Colors typically contrast on art deco homes, such as cream with coral trim. Many of these homes are found along the coast and feature typical beachy colors such as seafoam and sand.
You are likely to find Mediterranean style homes in the southern states of the US, but they are growing more popular within gated communities in the north as well. This stand out style usually stands out with bright yellow and orange hues and sometimes has cream or brown trim pieces.
Modern construction is known for whites or grays with sharply contrasting black or red accents. The clean, symmetrical lines appear even more defined when the stucco paint is also clean and modern.
What is Your Personal Preference?
When selecting stucco paint, the decision is one that you will have to live with, whether for your home or business. After considering your description of your home as well as the architectural style, ask the following questions to narrow down the color to the one that is perfect:
- What colors do I personally prefer?
- Which colors will require little to no maintenance?
- Which colors compliment my neighborhood and surrounding homes or buildings?