5 tips for painting your exteriors

5 tips for painting your exteriors


Posted 30th Mar 2017

Not sure what colour to paint your pad? Paint manufacturer, Farrow & Ball, has some wise words of advice that you’ll definitely want to take into consideration before you plump for a certain shade.

Think about the bigger picture

All of the exterior – masonry, walls, window frames, planters and doors – may need to be painted and should be considered as a whole.

Don’t be afraid of the dark

When decorating exteriors, you can go for a shade that’s darker than you’d pick for your interiors, because the light conditions are so different.

Keep neighbours happy

Be sensitive to the style of neighbouring buildings, especially in urban areas. Do you want a complementary or contrasting scheme? If the entire street has white trim, it may be wise to follow suit.

Stick to the three colour rule

Don’t use more than three colours on the exterior, otherwise it can begin to look messy.

Opt for a familiar shade

Using the same colour on the exterior and interior of a house creates a seamless continuity. To create this flow, take the wall colour of a room, however vibrant, and use it on a flowerpot or bench, to visually connect the two spaces.






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