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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 colour scheme by selecting new trim and accent colours that coordinate with your home’s main body colour.
SILVER MARLIN
N360-2
WHITE
52
INKED
M510-7
The subtle-coloured 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 colours can change the overall look to a home. From subtle yet stylish to vibrant and eye-catching, the trim colour 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 colour. Repainting the trim in your existing colour scheme will refine and refresh its appearance. On the other hand, choosing a new trim colour, whether it is a different shade of white or a bold colour, can change the look of your exterior to reflect your current tastes.

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

SILVER MARLIN
N360-2
WHITE
52
ADD AN ACCENT COLOUR
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 colours 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 colours. Deep colours are strong and intense. They can create exteriors that appear traditional and conservative, or modern and trendy. Bright colours are energetic and vibrant and can lift the look of your home from ordinary to extraordinary.
JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE
N350-4
BIT OF SUGAR
PR-W14
TANZANITE
P530-7
BERING WAVE
S490-6
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 colour which complements your home’s current body colour. Once you have selected an accent, start looking at trim colours. Determine which colours or which white shades will complement both the accent and body colour.
JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE
N350-4
CARAWAY SEEDS
S330-2
PEAR CIDER
P330-3
RUSSIAN OLIVE
N350-7