What Does The Color of Your Home Say About You?
Sep 05, 2018 03:09PM
● By Staff Writer
(BPT) A home's curb appeal leaves a powerful first impression. Yet, according to the recent poll, only half of homeowners say their home's exterior reflects their personality. This is an especially surprising statistic since 81 percent of Americans say the exterior of a home shapes their view of the homeowner.
With countless material options and accents like shutters and trim, there are several ways to add color to your home. Replacing old siding or painting soffits and fascia boards can improve the look of a home's exterior dramatically. However, before running to the paint store, you may be interested to learn what your color choices say about your personality. The following profiles will provide some insight and inspiration for making big decisions about your home exterior:
* Calm, cool, collected = Blue: More than half the population (55 percent) believes the color blue has the most positive impact on their mood, which explains why blue skies are synonymous with peace and happiness. Along these lines, blue siding coordinates easily with a variety of accent colors whether it be white and gray or red and orange.
* Safe, certain, dependable = Neutral: Neutrals are the norm when it comes to exterior color preferences. Fifty-three percent of Americans would choose neutral colors such as beige, white or gray for the exterior of their home. In fact, if you want the latest on-trend curb appeal, consider shades of gray, which have grown in popularity by about 5 percent over the past four years. Gray is very versatile - it can easily be mixed and matched with just about any accent color and trim selection.
* Brave, confident = Bold: If you want to stand out and make a statement, dramatic siding colors are the way to go. Fifty-five percent of Americans say homes with bold colors belong to people with bold personalities.
Are you still unsure about which color best suits you? Take the risk out of choosing colors by using an online visualizer tool like the one available from Ply Gem Mastic or Sherwin-Williams. The visualizer lets you preview what your color choices will look like on your home before you make a commitment.
Colors are important, but don't forget maintenance
While colors can send a message, that statement can be undermined by a lack of upkeep. Seventy-eight percent of Americans say the maintenance of a home also impacts their first impression of a homeowner.
Is it time to make a change?
Thirty-seven percent of homeowners say they did not get to choose the exterior color of their home. If you're part of that group, what better time than the present to update the look of your house (before the holiday season kicks in)? Doing so could also add significant value to your home. According to the latest cost versus value survey by Remodeling Magazine.