Finding the right exterior color for your custom house can be a bit of a balancing act. You want something that’s pleasing to the eye and beautiful, but it also has to feel cohesive with the rest of the home and tie everything—including the interior—together. We can’t tell you what color you should pick as that’s going to depend on your preferences. What we can do is set you in the right direction by providing some steps to get started. Here’s a breakdown of what factors you may want to consider when picking the exterior color of your custom house.
You may already know what colors you like, which is a great step in designing your custom house! It’s important to think about a few more elements of this though. For example, the materials you use may influence what colors are available. Alternatively, you may be influenced by what kind of style you choose for your home. Even something like climate and the surrounding landscape can be an influence.
Nonetheless, starting with some shades you like is a good way to go about this. Take a look at what’s online or even drive around some neighborhoods to scope out some inspiration from other home designs.
The Psychology of Color
Looking at the right colors can make humans feel good. It’s part of human nature, so much so that it’s important to think about how colors may evoke emotions in people such that you can understand other perspectives. If you’re building a home with a partner or your family, you may need to find a compromise, so finding something that works for everyone is important! Compromise isn’t a bad thing, either: in the end, you’ll be left with a custom house that every member of the house will be happy with for years to come.
Remember that the exterior color of your custom home is just one part of the puzzle. No one likes a monotone home; while you need some variation from the ground to the roof, you also need accent colors in your trim, windows, shutters, or even exterior doors. A key part of designing your custom home is figuring out which colors complement which.
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