Adding Interest to a Neutral Coloured Home

Neutral colours make great house colours because they appeal to so many styles, essentially go with anything and are generally considered universally appealing. Neutral shades include whites, creams, beiges, greys, browns and black. These are all ‘classic’ home colours, and with good reason.

However, if you have a neutral home you may be looking for ways to add more interest to your exteriors. You can still make your home stand out if it has a neutral base and the following ideas will help you learn how.

Opt for a colourful door: Neutral walls mean you can essentially have any door colour without it clashing, so you can really go as wild as you’d like! With our colourmixing service you can choose from a huge range of colours (up to 30,000 to be exact!). We love on-trend door colours such as saturated blues and greens. Red is always a classic and If you want your door to really pop consider a bright yellow or bold aqua or a pretty pink.

Use plants and flowers to bring in colour and shape: It’s amazing the difference that some clever landscaping can make! Landscaping can elevate the look of your home immediately and will really draw the eyes in. If you don’t have the budget or desire for professional landscaping, there are still plenty of things you can do simply and cost effectively.

Adding potted plants to frame the front door always looks great, and with the Christmas season coming up these can be decorated with ribbons or lights. A wreath is also the perfect finishing touch to a door and will make the whole entrance look polished. There are plenty of beautiful wreaths to choose from, whatever the season! For Christmas, garland around the door also looks wonderful. Hanging flowers and flowerbeds are also gorgeous options — especially in the warmer seasons.

Repaint your trim: Giving your trim a fresh coat of paint will make it look polished and help better define your home. Again, with a neutral home, your trim colour options are unlimited. With our Colourmix service, you can also choose any shade and have it mixed to your desired formula within minutes, instore.

Add unique lighting: Like landscaping, lighting can also have a dramatic impact on the look of your exterior. Good exterior lighting will beautifully highlight your home while providing necessary guidance during dark hours (of which there are many during the winter months!). Lighting can be useful and look great. Some options for interesting lighting include string lights and festoons (especially for the Christmas season), spot lights, lanterns, or torch lights/spike lights. You can find these light types in a variety of different colours and styles so you are sure to find one you love.

Are you ready to elevate the look of your neutral exteriors? The above tips will help get you started.
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