Saturday, March 30, 2013

Home Design Idea

Striking a Balance of Color in your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal for your exterior home is as important as your interior decor. In fact, for many homeowners your outdoor home is more important because it’s often the only impression of what neighbors and passer-byer’s see when driving past your home! Striking a balance of color in your curb appeal can often be a challenge. Competing color palette from your exterior home façade to colorful landscaping can make your outdoor home look unbalanced and wearing on the eyes. If you are trying to improve your colorful curb appeal, but still keep it looking beautiful, here are some helpful tips.
exterior home colors complimenting
Choose exterior home colors that work in harmony with your landscaping
Image via: Great Neighborhood Homes

Look at your outdoor home as a whole:

As homeowners, often times we look at pieces of our outdoor home instead of looking at it as an entire composition. Stand back at the street and assess your architectural colors of your home along with the landscaping and don’t forget your neighboring houses. Choose colors for your home that bring out the architectural details such as roof lines, shutters around windows, and contrasting trim around the eaves, windows and doors. Look to neighboring houses and pick similar colors to create a harmonious look throughout your neighborhood.
exterior home colors mediterranean
Choose plants and colors carefully for your curb appeal
Image via: Sennikoff Architects

Choose landscaping that doesn’t compete:

Your landscaping is supposed to compliment your home, not compete with it. Many times homeowners get excited about planting trees, shrubs, flowers and adding garden decor that detracts from your exterior home. Decide what balance you want in your exterior home. If you have eye-catching details on your façade, opt for taller or shorter plants that are simplified and vice versa. Your outdoor home should read as one unified scheme. When choosing plants plan for their growth and how they will look years from now, this will help in keeping your vision a reality.
exteriror home colors contrasting
Exterior home colors contrasting
Image via: Great Rooms Designers & Builders
Your outdoor home should be your crowning glory of your street.  Use these exterior inspiration ideas to strike a balance between color, scale, and texture around your home. You will love how your home looks from the street and feel even better when leaving your home everyday.

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