If the time has come for you to have the outside of your home painted, then this is the perfect time for you to make those big changes to the appearance of your house. This article will help you to choose paint colors for your home that you will be pleased with.

Consider the colors of your neighbor's homes

While you may like to think that the color of your home is all up to you, and it is, you should still consider the hoes surrounding you. If your neighboring homes are all done in lighter colors and you go with darker colors, then your home is going to look out of place. While you can go with the colors you want, it's important to try to stay within the same shades as the homes nearest to you.

Go with your landscaping

If you have a large yard that has a lot of grass, you may not want to paint your house a green color. This will help your house get lost in the landscaping. Instead, consider going with a lighter color that allows your house to stand out. Light yellows and beige are some examples of colors that would look nice against a large, grassy yard. On the other hand, if your house is surrounded by a lot of dirt, then going with a light tan or beige wouldn't look as good as a darker tan or another darker color would.

 Consider the natural elements

Once you paint your home, you want to know it's going to continue to look good with as little maintenance as possible. If you have a dirt yard, a white house can get quite muddy in the rain and this can be hard to keep up with if you get a lot of rain.

If you have a lot of trees that hang over the roof, they can get on the roof and cause a bleeding affect down the sides of a very light colored house from the gutters. Dark colored homes may start to get bleached out if you live in an area with a lot of sunny and hot days, such as desert regions.

Now that you have a better idea of how to go about choosing the right colors for your home, you are well on your way to getting it looking great. If you are still having a hard time, then you can talk to the painter (like those at Brad McDonnell Painting & Decorating) about their suggestions, as a professional in the area they can have some good ideas.