Top 5 Exterior Painting Colour Trends

Exterior Painting Colour

If you want to sell your property or want to to give your property a new ‘retouch’ paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to maximise the value of your property. However, deciding on the colours to use can be a confusing process.

A couple of things to keep in mind before you start choosing.

Use Minimum Colour Scheme

There is a recent trend for very minimalist-or classic- colour schemes which are not only modern and ‘cool’, but are also colours that protect the integrity and structure of your home.

When we talk about “cool” colours, this is not about popularity, but more about a modern colour scheme that helps you to protect your home.

No Darker Exterior Painting Colour

Dark exterior painting colours can actually increase the internal heat of your home by at least 6%. They can draw so much heat to the outside that weatherboard timber can buckle and render can crack within no time at all. In saying this, a good quality exterior paint can reflect the sun’s rays to avoid this.

Consider Surrounding Environment

When we consider modern schemes from architects and designers, the home needs to suit the environment. A good way of checking this is by looking at your house from the other side of the street. The following five colours can be used in combination or individually to refresh the look of your home and ultimately enhance its curb appeal.

Dulux Lexicon

  • A nice contrast with warm and pale greys
  • Works well with weatherboard homes with timber windows
  • Perfect tone for hiding dirt and dust
  • Use ¼ or ½ strength if you want to reduce the grey tones

Dulux Dieskau

  • Pale greys offer a nice contrast to lighter colours
  • Blends in well with natural surroundings

Dulux Stepney

  • Complements pale greys
  • Blends in well with natural surroundings
  • Complements the colours of other materials of your home such as brick and stone

Dulux Linseed

  • Earthy tones great for exterior
  • Complements the surrounding vegetation of trees and grass
  • A great colour to use for raised flower beds or feature walls

Dulux Domino

  • Perfect colour for gutters and house trimmings
  • If you want to make an impact, use the colour on a feature wall
  • Adds an expensive feel and striking contrast

If you’re planning a re-paint, this is a good opportunity to speak to a colour consultant who can help you choose the optimal colours for the exterior and interior of your home.

Get in touch with our team at Unistar Painting on 0430 210 560 to get an obligation free quote.