Choosing A Paint Colour For Outside

Most homeowners are often focused on the structure and architecture of their house during the construction while the others take particular interest in the interior design of the house

Most homeowners are often focused on the structure and architecture of their house during the construction while the others take particular interest in the interior design of the house. We want the interior of the house to resonate with our preferences and individuality. We choose interior paint colours that reveal our identity and comfort. However, we often forget that the exterior painting also speaks of our personality and gives the neighbours and passers-by the first impression of us.

Choosing the right exterior colour for a Canadian house is not easy. You need to choose the colour that fits the climate and weather. Earl’s Paintworks, Inc. gives you a few tips on how you can choose the right colour for your home.

1, Choice of Colors

When deciding on the colour to be used, avoid using a combination of black and another dark colour. These colours absorb dirt and dust faster than any other colour. It is preferred to mix dark colours with light colours. You can use dark colours to highlight the special features of your house.

  1. Durability

Perfect exterior paints are durable. You need to choose a colour that does not easily fade even exposed to the tremendous heat of the summer or during immense snow in winter seasons. It is also good to choose paint colours that are easy to clean.

  1. Effect of Nature

It is attractive to choose an exterior paint colour that matches nature or your surroundings. The exterior paint should complement the mood and the climate of the area. Cool hues are best for surroundings filled with greeneries.

  1. Exterior Furnishing

 Just like your interior painting, the exterior painting also needs some furnishing. The exterior painting exudes its best design when decorated with a combination of paint colours or furnished other than the doors and windows.

  1. Combinations

As long as the exterior painting is concerned, it is best to stick with a maximum of two colours for combination. This gives a harmonious blend between the two colours. If using a single colour will make your house look monotonous and dull, using a different shade of the same paint hue is the best approach especially when highlighting your house’s structural detail.

  1. Allure

Your exterior wall painting is the first sight that onlookers, guests, and neighbors see. Your exterior wall painting should attract the eyes of the passers-by. Bright colors appeal instantly to the eyes of the people even from a distance.  

  1. Thematic

It is wise to have a clear picture in mind of the outcome you desire once the painting work is done. You can align the theme of your exterior painting with the interior painting you already have or vice versa. Working with a theme in minds can bring out unique exterior paint color ideas and promotes harmony of colors.

  1. Painting Season

You also need to consider the time when you will do the exterior painting work. It is best to do the painting during the first weeks of summer and fall as it bring the best painting color result. Moisture and cold temperature can affect the paint finish and affect the quality of the paint hue.

Earl’s Paintworks, Inc. offers the best exterior painting services in Calgary. If you plan to have your exterior walls painted, feel free to reach us and make your entire painting process hassle-free.

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.