By the time you get to the closing table, the process can feel daunting.
Whether you are still shopping or you just closed on a new home, color combinations may not be at the top of your priority list, but they do matter. Getting colors right will help you and your family appreciate your purchase, avoid buyer's remorse, and maintain curb appeal.
Here is what you need to know about house color combinations today and in the future.
Why Exterior House Color Combinations Matter
Getting the right exterior color for your home is not trivial. There are several reasons color combinations matter:
- Your preference: You want to make sure you and your family enjoy everything about your home, including the color combination.
- Your neighborhood: Some people want their homes to stand out, while others may prefer to blend in. You may want to find a balance between those two options.
- Your property value: Your home is an investment. The return you get depends in part on your choice of colors.
- Your housing costs: Some color combinations may be more expensive and could send your housing costs past your budget.
- Your setting: Whether your home is in the country or an urban setting, you want colors to fit with its surroundings.
Choosing the Igor color combination does matter, but how can you make the right choice?
How to Get Color Combinations Right
You know color combinations matter, but with so many choices, how can you narrow down your options and choose well?
- Choose color combinations that appeal to your family: Your home is an extension of who you are. It is also an extension of your family. Together, you will fill it with wonderful memories. You want your kids and family members to remember fondly the times you spent together. You want the color of those memories to be as positive as the experiences.
- Be mindful of HOA and municipal rules and regulations: There may be rules that govern the choices you can make regarding colors. Make sure you check with your HOA and municipality before you commit to a color combination.
- Speak with experts before making a final decision: It never hurts to check with experts before making a decision regarding any part of your home.
- Consider the effort and cost of repainting: If it is possible, you want to get the color combination right with your first choice. When shopping for an existing house, it is always preferable to find something with a color you enjoy so that you do not have to repaint it. If you are building a house, you want to make a color choice you won’t regret. Exterior painting can be costly and laborious, so consider that before you settle on a color.
- Pay attention to your curb appeal: While you and your family might hope that this home is the one you’ll be in for decades or more, it is wise to be mindful of property values. If you choose a color that will hurt your curb appeal, you may find that when it comes time to list your property, you have to either repaint or drop your asking price.
Color Combination Trends
There are several beautiful color combination trends that add sophistication and curb appeal to your home. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Gray and Blue
- Pearl Gray, Slate Blue, and White
- Navy and White
- Blue, Red, and Tan
- White and Aquamarine
- Brown and Sand
- Taupe, Red, and White
- Warm Gray, Red, and Black
- Black and White
- Putty and Gray
While any of these color styles will be both beautiful and stylish, none of them will seem outlandish or out of place in your neighborhood. If you ever think you might sell your property, you can count on any of these color combinations to have fairly broad appeal.
Building a Home vs. Buying an Existing House
If finding a home with everything you need is challenging, finding one with the exact exterior color combination you want is nearly impossible. Building a home is the best way to ensure you get the components, amenities, and colors you want.
At Realstar Homes, we offer a variety of beautiful contemporary exterior color combinations. You can count on our homes to be constructed with the highest quality materials by builders with decades of experience.
For those interested in a beautiful home in the Myrtle Beach area, contact Realstar Homes today.