• Tips on Exterior Painting From Your Trusted San Diego Painting Company

    December 6, 2013 | Blog
  • With the sheer number of colors available out there, it might indeed be a difficult task choosing exactly what colors you want to incorporate for the exterior of your house. You probably want something that will stand out, but you don’t want your house to stick out like a sore thumb. Since you probably have no formal training in exterior decorating, you certainly want to be careful not to pick two colors that clash and make your house look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

    Let’s face some facts, swatches don’t give you a good idea of what the finished project will look like. Basically, it’s all just a guessing game. Don’t fall into a loop of playing it safe by picking the same colors your house already adorns, and don’t copy the colors of the house down the street. Here are a couple of tips that will make your house look like you hired a professional decorator.

    A lighter colored house will look larger while darker colors will downplay the size of house. You want to avoid colors that will clash with your neighbors house, his cobalt blue will not look good with your brick red. Whatever colors you choose, do not accent unattractive elements like gutters and downspouts; make sure to blend those elements into the house.

    When you have completed your homework and decided on the colors, give us a call. Coastal Colors is the premier painting company in San Diego with over 25 years of experience.