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Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home's Exterior

Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home's Exterior
Your home’s exterior can fade with time when exposed to the sun and elements. Transform that dull exterior with these timesaving and simple refresh techniques. By working with what you have, you can skip the expense and effort involved in repainting the entire exterior. Just create a new color scheme by selecting new trim and accent colors that coordinate with your home’s main body color.
SILVER MARLIN
N360-2
INKED
M510-7
WHITE
52
The subtle-colored trim on the left creates a formal, harmonious look. The overall serene appeal of this home is enhanced by the traditional colonial design. This muted palette creates an understated yet stylish appearance.

The bold trim on the right introduces a spark of vibrant energy, and brings focus to the home’s unique architecture and features: the double columns, the arched portico, and the multi-paned windows. It gives the home an exciting, eye-catching appeal.

See how different trim colors can change the overall look to a home. From subtle yet stylish to vibrant and eye-catching, the trim color used can make the right impact on your home’s appearance.
REPAINT YOUR TRIM
Repainting the trim on your home can renew and update its look or provide a great opportunity to add a “pop” of color. Repainting the trim in your existing color scheme will refine and refresh its appearance. On the other hand, choosing a new trim color, whether it is a different shade of white or a bold color, can change the look of your exterior to reflect your current tastes.

Vivid colors energize your home’s exterior by adding a punch of color to a scheme that may have become familiar and ordinary. Subtle colors are soothing and easier to coordinate to an existing color scheme. Whites will match most color schemes and refresh dull exteriors. The versatility of bright whites is that they pair nicely with both warm and cool colors.

SILVER MARLIN
N360-2
WHITE
52
ADD AN ACCENT COLOR
The white trim on the left creates a subtle appearance, giving the home a soft, quiet appeal. The door in red on the right creates a strong, dramatic appeal.
By painting the front door a bright, eye-catching red, this home’s exterior has been refreshed with a vibrant, welcoming appeal.
Accent colors create focal points that can add drama and dimension to your home. Features such as front doors and shutters are excellent places to use rich, saturated colors. Deep colors are strong and intense. They can create exteriors that appear traditional and conservative, or modern and trendy. Bright colors are energetic and vibrant and can lift the look of your home from ordinary to extraordinary.
JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE
N350-4
TANZANITE
P530-7
BERING WAVE
S490-6
BIT OF SUGAR
PR-W14
The look of this home is completely transformed by repainting the accents and brightening the trim. A beautiful balanced palette is achieved by pairing the gray-green exterior with trim in crisp white and accents in varying shades of blue.
The unique trim detailing of this charming Victorian home is given greater attention by the use of varying shades of blue. The intricate scallops and carvings are highlighted against the crisp white trim.
SIMPLE, POWERFUL DUO
Using the above two methods together will have the greatest impact, completely transforming and refreshing your home. To coordinate the trim and accents together, first select an accent color which complements your home’s current body color. Once you have selected an accent, start looking at trim colors. Determine which colors or which white shades will complement both the accent and body color.
JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE
N350-4
PEAR CIDER
P330-3
RUSSIAN OLIVE
N350-7
CARAWAY SEEDS
S330-2