West Knoxville Home Sellers: Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

paintcolorsAre you considering selling your West Knoxville home? Are you wonder what change your should make to your West Knoxville home prior to putting it on the market? If you’re considering giving your home a fresh coat of paint prior to putting it on the market, read on below for some major dos and don’ts of picking the exterior paint color for your West Knoxville home.

Start by looking at the big picture.  When you repaint the exterior of your home, you’re not starting with a clean slate, the paint colors your choose will need to match the existing part of the home that will remain unchanged like the roof or brick or stone accents on the exterior of your home.

Then, pick a color that will cover a majority of your home’s exterior, called the field. The color your choose to cover to field will make up a majority of what people see when they look at your home. Light colors can make your home look large, but can also make your home look flimsy. Dark colors can make your home look smaller, but give a more solid appearance.

Next, pick the trim color. A well chosen trim color can accent a well chosen color for the field or it can cause stark contrast. Generally, trim colors should be lighter than the color you choose for the field. You should also paint gutters and other similar elements the same color at the trim to make them be less visible on your West Knoxville home.

Finally, you pick the accent color, which is meant to make certain aspects of your West Knoxville home pop. Things like the shutters and front door.

Don’t for get to consider the style of your home and the neighborhood you live in. There can be a time and a place for different place colors, but sometimes a bright pink door just isn’t suited certain styles and neighborhoods.

Are you considering selling your West Knoxville home? Please let me know if there is anyway that I can assist you, you can give me a call or send me an email.