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Question DetailsAsked on 3/9/2016

Exterior Paint Color - Looking for Color ideas to add curb appeal given I will be selling the home soon.

My home has a medium brown roof with permanent white trim. Looking for some color options for exterior painting that will allow the house to stand out and appeal to potential buyers. Also very open to any painter recommendations. I can provide you with a picture of the home upon request.

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You can google a search phrase like this - images for brown and white house - (or whatever colors you want to check out) and it will bring up lots of photos in those colors

Also - images for house color ideas

You can also take a photo of your house and print it out, then cut and tape on cutouts from manufacturer color sample cards to see how it looks.

A few paint manufacturers have sample website pages or Apps where you can choose the field and trim colors from their palette and it shows it on a typical house picture.

An Interior Decorator or Architect would be the professionals to give (granted pretty expensive for just that input - probably a couple to several hundred $ minimum charge) input on aesthetics issues like this.

If you have chosen your Realtor, he/she can probably help too - especially with telling you a particular choice (like the Pumpkin house in my area) is NOT going to cut it.

Best solution is probably to drive around (reall world or Google street view) or cruise the MLS website for listings and look at different color schemes on houses in your area. You do not want to vary dramatically from the norm in your neighborhood - a house that stands out too much generates fewer showings because it drives some potential buyers away right off the bat.

For painter ratings and reviews, Painting is the Search the List category to look in.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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