Choose the right colour scheme to boost your home’s kerb appeal
A coat of paint is an easy way to refresh the front of a house to make it more inviting.
If your home looks great from the outside, it will not only be a pleasure to come home to every day, but will also add value to your property.
One of the most important things to consider is the style of the house.
Traditional colours work well for older homes, but you can also be adventurous if you want your home to stand out.
With a newer home, you have more room for experimentation.
The important thing is to ensure that the colour scheme complements the home’s architecture and works in the context of the neighbourhood.
Dating back to the Edwardian era of the early 20th century, weatherboard homes have been a staple of Australia’s suburbs for decades.
The small, cottage-like nature of these homes means a bright and cheerful colour scheme is the best way to make them look appealing.
The traditional weatherboard colour scheme would usually feature varying shades of white for the walls and timber trim, and a darker colour, such as grey, for the roof.
To modernise a home, increase the contrast between the walls and trim, and introduce blue or charcoal.
TIP: Add character by using a bright colour like red for the door.