Advice From an Exterior Painting Contractor: How to Choose a Color for Your Hudson Valley Home

June 23, 2020 at 4:00 AM
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Your home says a lot about you. Don’t trust its color and paint job to just anyone. Hiring an exterior painting contractor and selecting the right color are two of the most important decisions you can make for your home’s exterior, appearance, and quality—but it’s not always a simple decision. Especially when it comes to selecting a color that will complement any existing colors you’d like to keep.

But while some colors evoke certain feelings, some may not look the way you’d expect once dried. Similarly, as many contractors offer comparable services, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the contractor, their previous work, their services, and their abilities before you make any agreements. But even knowing that it’s a big decision, it can be difficult to know where to start: What exactly are you looking for? What questions will you ask before you decide? And what are non-negotiable terms?

Learning as much as you can about which colors may or may not work for your home before you hire your contractor can mean the difference between complete satisfaction and a nightmare of a final outcome. Here are a few tips from Hudson Valley’s preferred painters to find the right color and contractor for your needs.

Which Color Best Suits Your Home?

It may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s important to explore which colors give you an immediate, positive response when you see them. And then sit with them for a moment; some whites are not the shade of white you may really want. The same applies to blues, grays, greens—any color you think you want, take the time to look into different shades. A dark green and a slightly darker forest green may convey two distinctly different feelings when applied to your entire home than when looking at swatches. An experienced painting contractor like Fox Painting can help you find the right color that works best for you.

Once you think you’ve identified a color (or multiple color options) begin seeking a qualified contractor and ask yourself this: Who do I trust to get the job done right, and will offer the best value? You won’t know the answer until you begin exploring—but that’s the point! If you go into the searching phase with that in mind, you’ll be able to better identify potential contractors—and weed out those that do not stack up to your expectations.

Online searches are the most common method, but don’t discount word of mouth; if you know of a friend or colleague who had their house’s exterior painted in the last few years, reach out to them and get their opinion. It’s unlikely that you’ll find someone who is on the fence about their home’s paint job and contractor experience. If a friend isn’t thrilled with their contractor’s color or performance, you can be sure that they will almost certainly let you know.

The same goes for those who are completely satisfied with the outcome. We’re confident that if you speak to anyone who has trusted us as their exterior painting contractor, you’ll find that they are routinely pleased with the outcome, and are happy to have their home included in our project portfolio.

Rely On Fox Painting to Help You Find the Right Color for Your Home

We understand that finding the perfect color for your home’s exterior can be a stressful decision-making process—and we want you to be satisfied with your decision. That’s why when you trust Fox Painting with your project, you can be certain that we will take the time to understand your needs, preferences, and what you’re looking for in the final product.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for your estimate, and to learn more about how we can deliver the best exterior paint project in the Orange Country, New York, area.