Create the Perfect Colour Palette with External Paints

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Whether you’re looking to improve your curb appeal before a sale, or you simply want to rejuvenate your property, finding the perfect colour palette is extremely important. There’s no need to leave your home or business a drab space. Exposed brickwork can be a unique design feature, but it shouldn’t be your entire exterior design. By using hard-wearing external paints, you can not only create a unique design, you can also improve your property’s overall resilience to damage.

Thanks to the endless range of colours available from Paintmaster, you’ll be able to design the perfect colour palette. Whether you’re attempting to create a stylish, traditional design or something a little more modern, our team are here for you. Painting your home or business’ exterior can be a difficult and often costly project. As such, you need to make sure you get the right colour scheme, from the start.

Why is My Property’s Exterior Design So Important?

Although we often spend weeks planning out interior design, we rarely consider our exterior designs in the same way. There are many reasons for this, from the increased likelihood that the exterior will suffer damage, to the fact that we spend less time looking at our property from the outside. However, if you want to create a great first impression, your exterior design is hugely important.

Creating a stunning exterior design is necessary for a range of commercial, retail and industrial environments. If you’re in charge of a property that relies on drawing in customers, patrons or lodgers, your exterior design is essential. Pubs, nightclubs, hotels and retail outlets need to appear clean, professional and welcoming. Otherwise, you could be actively deterring customers from entering your building.

Thanks to high-quality external paints from Paintmaster, you’ll be able to create the perfect colour palette to suit your property’s needs.

How Do I Find the Perfect Colour Palette with External Paints?

When it comes to creating your property’s exterior design, there are many things you need to consider. Failing to take the time to find the perfect colour palette to suit your property’s needs can result in regret, wasted effort and potentially costly restoration work. Just some of the features that you need to take into consideration include:

  • Your Property’s Purpose – You should always decorate your property to reflect its purpose. For example, you will decorate a home completely differently to the exterior of a retail outlet. Make sure you are fully aware of the property’s purpose before you start planning. If you are decorating the outside of a business, then you should take the business’ brand identity into consideration too.
  • Your Home or Business’ Surroundings – One of the most important things to take into consideration includes your property’s surroundings. A semi-detached or terraced property, for example, can appear garish if painted in any colour which clashes with their neighbours’. You don’t necessarily need to match in with your neighbours’ designs, but you should take them into consideration. For example, using similar tones or a contrasting palette can help your property to fit in.
  • Focus on Your Property’s Features – Depending on the overall design of your property, you may wish to focus on certain features. In some cases, your property will have exterior features which can or can’t be painted, such as:

If your home or business does have any of these features to contend with, you should always choose a palette which complement them. Failing to consider features which are unchangeable can lead to ugly, contrasting buildings – even if you use the very best external paints.

There are many different colour palettes which can help to create a stunning exterior design. Using hard-wearing external paints, you can create a modern, traditional or unique palette to suit your needs. Ideally, you should be able to create a unique colour palette across your property, and not be forced to deal with any unpleasant, or unchangeable, features.

Some of the most popular colour schemes and palettes which have been used to decorate properties across the UK can include:

  • Monochrome Palettes – Using neutral, monochrome colours, you can work to bring any property up-to-date. These modern designs have been used on residential, commercial, retail and industrial environments. Black and white, perhaps highlighted by greys, can create distinctive designs. If you are going to use monochromatic designs, be careful of the impact that natural light can have. Whites can appear warm, or even cream, in certain lights. Blacks can appear blue, or even red-toned, in certain lights.
  • Pastel Tones – Normally used in coastal or countryside homes, pastel properties are designed to suit their environment. Pastel external paints can be used to make any property appear light and airy. As the sun will often cause any external surface to go lighter over time, you can often afford to start off with a slightly darker shade than you might prefer. This means that your property will settle at your desired colour over time.
  • Natural Palettes – Both modern and traditional properties can benefit from hard-wearing natural palettes. Using natural brown and slate-grey external paints is always a great choice. These designs can be further enhanced with a range of supporting elements, including timber, brick and stone surfaces.

Tips on Choosing the Best External Paints for Your Needs

Finding the perfect colour for your exterior surface can be extremely difficult. Colours which look incredible in small doses can sometimes be overpowering on a full wall. Some external paints with undertones can also have them become more noticeable, which can impact your entire palette. If you want to choose the perfect external paints for your property, you should always:

  • Try it Out! – A great idea can be to use your chosen paint on a few loose boards and place them around your property. This will allow you to understand how their colour changes throughout the day as natural light moves over them.
  • Choose a Shade Darker – Over time, the sun will eventually cause most external paints to become washed out. This will make them go up a shade in brightness. Therefore, choosing a slightly darker version of your favourite colour can cause the paint to settle at your chosen colour.
  • Don’t be Afraid to Take Your Time – One technique can be to choose your main wall colour. This will allow you to see how the colour itself settles on your wall. This means you’ll be able to choose a contrast colour that suits the actual surface, rather than how the colour looks in a palette.

For External Paints and Unique Colour Palettes, Get in Touch with Paintmaster Today

Here at Paintmaster, our team are able to deliver a comprehensive range of paints and treatments to suit your needs. Whatever kind of external paints you’re looking for, our team are here to help. We can provide all kind of paints and protective treatments to help you create a clean, eye-catching design. Whether you’re looking to resolve any kind of cosmetic damage with external paints, create an entirely new exterior or improve your curb appeal before a sale, Paintmaster is here for you.

For more information on the benefits that our wide range of external paints and treatments can do for you, get in touch with our team today. You can reach our experienced team directly by calling us on 01663 733633. You can also choose to email any questions or concerns you might have to Our paint specialists will get back to you as soon as we can.