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					Selecting Exterior Paint Colors
Exterior Color Tips
                      Color makes a first impression, an
                      individual statement and can
                      enhance curb appeal and even the
1.                    resale value of your home. A
                      creative color scheme can add
                      enjoyment and value to your
                      property.


                      Look for interesting architectural

2.                    details, or add some, that can
                      sparkle with a contrasting or accent
                      color.


                      Be observant — drive through
                      various neighborhoods, established

3.                    and new, to see color in action.
                      Make note of appealing exterior paint
                      color schemes and adaptability to
                      your own home.



4.                    Define the entry. Use color as a
                      "Welcome" sign to your home.


                      Windows are the eyes of a home —
                      they can add or even define the
5.                    character of a home. Decorating
                      them lends crispness to the color
                      scheme.



6.                    Consider the exterior paint colors
                      that cannot change like roofing
                      shingles, brick, slate or stone. Be
                      especially aware of highly visible
                      steep roofs. A charcoal gray shingle
                      may have flecks of gray-green or
                      gray-blue that can be found on a
                      paint color strip and incorporated
     into the color scheme.


     Balance is important between light
     and deep colors, as well as warm

7.   and cool colors; consider not just
     the paint color scheme, but all the
     elements that make up the
     surroundings.

				
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