Color Basics

When it comes to painting selection, the choice should be enjoyable! Deciding on color can excite your project – so don’t let the process overwhelm you.


Monochromatic Color Scheme

Create beautiful, curated visuals through monochromatic color schemes! Try combining tints and shades of a single hue to create an eye-catching graduated strip that gives your design depth and dimension.


Analogous Color Scheme

Adjacent shades on the color wheel provide vibrant, analogous hues. For instance, red and orange emit a passionate vibe, while green and yellow invoke a refreshing atmosphere. Furthermore, purple near red exudes energy to create striking visuals!


Complimentary Color Scheme

If you find yourself stuck in a creative rut, try embracing complementary colors on the color wheel. An eye-catching way to liven up any design would be pairing blue with orange – two polar opposite hues sure to pop!


When selecting a color palette, existing items often provide the inspiration needed. Whether you’re considering carpeting, drapery or furniture pieces already in place – these elements may guide your choice of colors. An aesthetically pleasing design is achievable by considering what’s already present and matching hues that complement each other!


Carpets are usually monotone. Fabrics, on the other hand, might consist of a multitude of colors. Examine these items (furniture included) and try to “pull out” a color or colors you’d like to use as the basic theme for your project.


New Age Paint will never try to tell you what colors you should choose for your project or property. We will, however, stand by you every step of the way so that you can make the best, informed decision possible. Your satisfaction is that important to us!


Color Tips for Exterior Painting

  1. Color makes a first impression…an individual statement. It can enhance curb appeal and even increase the resale value of your home. A creative color scheme can also add enjoyment and value to your property.

  2. Look for interesting architectural details, or add your own that can sparkle with a contrasting or accent color.

  3. Be observant — drive through various neighborhoods, established and new, to see color in action. Make a note of appealing exterior paint color schemes and how it can adapt to your own home.

  4. Define the entry. Use color as a “Welcome” sign to your home.

  5. Windows are the eyes of a home — they can add or even define the character of a home. Decorating them lends crispness to the color scheme.

  6. Consider the exterior paint colors that cannot change like roofing shingles, brick, slate or stone. Be especially aware of highly visible steep roofs. A charcoal gray shingle may have flecks of gray-green or gray-blue that can be found on a paint color strip and incorporated into the color scheme.

  7. Balance is important between light and deep colors, as well as warm and cool colors; consider not just the paint color scheme but all the elements that make up the surroundings.

  8. As you can see, choosing the right colors is not a simple process. There’s a lot more involved than a paint job, especially when you consider how permanent the colors will be and appear to visitors, neighbors, and people just passing by. It’s not easy but that doesn’t mean it can be fun too. New Age Paint is here to serve you and will make sure you enjoy every minute you spend painting the canvas of your new home or property.

  9. If you ever have any questions or would like more information on how New Age Paint can be of service to you, please contact us. From all of us here at New Age Paint, Thank you!

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