Whether your home is on the cusp of the Atlantic or in the middle of a vibrant cityscape, take note of your surroundings and paint your home’s outdoor accents with a pretty colour that will make nature’s shades pop. Here’s our guide to outdoor paint pigments that will have you living in technicolour.
Neutrals That Super-Saturate
It’s commonly thought that white backgrounds make bright colours pop, but when it comes to exterior paint colours, it’s quite the contrary. White tends to blend in to the background and won’t do much in way of saturating nature’s bounty. Instead, opt for a pale grey or beige. They’re both the perfect neutrals to contrast with the colours of your natural surroundings.
On the best of days, the beautiful blue sky is a backdrop to every home. To emphasize the sky’s stunning shade, paint outdoor accents in orange. Orange is blue’s complementary colour, meaning that they contrast with one another – so you can count on orange to make the sky’s blue appear a more vibrant hue.
Consider painting with red if your house is set against a lush forest or acres of gorgeous green grass. Red is green’s complementary colour and complete opposite shade, so it’s a winning choice to hyper-pigment green foliage.
Compensate for Cityscapes
If you have a house in the city with barely-there leafage and only a few square feet to call a yard, paint outdoor accents with green to compensate for this unfortunate lack of photosynthesis. It will help your concrete yard appear lusher by emphasizing the greenery that you do have.
Flora and Fauna
To emphasize your beautiful garden, mimic the colour of your favourite flower to paint the outside of your home. It will bring out the brilliant colours in your garden, giving your yard the spectacle it deserves. But be warned, it might account for some serious yard envy from your neighbours too!