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8 Tips on Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Homes

Choose Your Exterior Colors Choosing colors that flow well with the roof color, brick color and surrounding nature.

Is your house in need of some new exterior paint? After some time, exterior paint becomes dull, faded, or chipped due to different weather elements. Even if your home's exterior paint is still in great condition, it might just be time to switch things up!

How will you choose the right exterior paint colors for your home, though? With so many different wonderful colors to choose from, finding the right fit might become challenging. Will you go with a clean and simple white?

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Backyard Projects to Complete this Summer


We have all been spending a lot of time in and at our homes since the Pandemic started at the beginning of 2020. Since that time, its been eye-opening what things about our house we want to change and improve.  Recently redfin.com asked us to be a part of their blog for suggestions on how Painting can Improve the Exterior of Your Home.  They have featured us in their blog as a contributor so that folks could understand the primary reasons to take care of the exterior of their home.

While we sit outside on our patios or inside doing our daily life at home or even working from home, there are so many things to do and we notice all the things that could be improved. 

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Painting the Brick on the Exterior of Your House

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Over the years, we have had many clients as us about painting the brick on the exterior of their house.  For some people painting brick os an absolute never and they cringe at the idea.  For others, its a surface just waiting for its new color.  Brick provides a timeless look that needs very little maintenance which is what makes it so attractive to have.  It gives a home a solid amount of weight and can look beautiful.  Some would say that brick by itself can become dingy and requires maintenance due to the porous surface allowing for dirt and debris to become trapped and difficult to remove. There are many different viewpoints on painting brick, let's review some of the major points.

Is it Okay to Paint a Brick House?

Yes!  It is for sure OK to paint the brick on your house. When you choose your painting company and you know you want to paint your brick, make sure that you have HOA permission.  Some HOA's will not allow this.  Once you have the permission from the HOA, you will have to make sure that the painting company you work with chooses the right paint.  You will want your paint to be an elastomeric paint, or a stone and masonry paint.  Both of these types of paint will have the ability to adhere to the brick.  In some cases, a primer coat will be needed to cover the brick first so that the paint will stick no matter what. The one thing to note is that when you paint the brick of your house, this is a semi-permanent decision.  Going back to brick would be very costly and potentially not be worth the money.  Before you paint your brick, be sure that this is a decision that you want to make.

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I like that you mentioned how painting your brick house can help alter a home's overall appearance. My wife and I are thinking abo... Read More
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A Homeowner's Guide to the Latest Living Room Interior Color Trends

Are you scrolling your social media pages, dreaming of a living room like in the squares? Are you studying those carefully curated spaces, trying to decide on a new look for your living room?

Now that you've decided your living room is ready for a makeover, the first step might be to decide on a color scheme for your space. 

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It helps a lot when you mentioned how you should utilize warm shades of blue when painting your living room. My wife and I enjoy r... Read More
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What Are the Best Exterior House Colors and Combinations For Resale Value?

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Are you considering selling your home and want the best deal possible? In 2019, it was found that the average to paint a home costs $3,000 but this initial cost can increase the sale amount of your home with a great curb appeal!

Not sure what paint colors will go best for your home? Get comfortable, relax, and read on to discover the best exterior house colors for resale value. 

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Hey, thank you H3 Paint. I am looking to sell my current home and want to have great curb appeal. It a great house in a great ne... Read More
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It is a wonderful article stating about what are the best exterior house colors and combinations for resale value, which can be th... Read More
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5 Easy Tips to Create a Modern House Exterior With Fresh Paint

Modern House Exterior Featured Color: Sw 6496 Oceanside

Several years ago, you made one of the biggest purchases of your life, a house. When you bought it, it was the best-looking home on the street. Today, your home’s once immaculate exterior consists of chipping and peeling paint.

Chipping and peeling paint doesn’t only look bad, it’s bad for your home. It allows moisture, dirt, and sunlight to sneak in the cracks and damage the siding beneath.

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Thank you for mentioning how the color of your house should complement the appearance of your neighbor's home without outright rep... Read More
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Thanks Derek! It is important to have the right feel in a neighborhood, while still looking unique and maintaining a balance. We d... Read More
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Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2020 - Naval SW 6244

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We talked previously in the year about Behr's Color of the Year 2020 and now its Sherwin Williams!  Naval SW 6244 is a beautiful color, plain and simple.  It has such a wide range of depth and simplicity and is dark and mysterious while being beautiful and bold.  This is one of my favorite Colors of the Year, in fact, it has been the color of my own personal house for 3 years.  We have helped clients come to the decision to use Naval on many occasions because of how beautiful it is.  

Color Trends 

The idea of color and how it trends really is amazing.  I believe its a culmination of Social Media posts from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and much more.  I like to think of it as a wildfire.  It starts somewhere and the wind blows and boom, full-blown trend.  We have been watching the trends for years and watching the ebb and flow starting with one color and then as that fades another takes its place and sometimes eventually colors come back and combos come back. Color does things for peoples emotional well-being and in this time of uncertainty, painting your walls can provide a change in scene and a change in emotional state.  

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Sherwin Williams Exterior Paint Products

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Over the years we have used many paint products, including Sherwin-Williams. Sherwin Williams has really created great line exterior paint products that stand the test of time.  It’s common for a painter like us to choose or Good, Better & Best Exterior paint choices so that we can help you make the right choice for your exterior paint job.  When you hire a paint company like us painting your home, you want to make sure that you are getting the best blend of quality and price and that’s why we help you choose the right paint for your project.

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2020 Color Trends: Black Cabinets, Gold Hardware & White Countertops

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TRENDING ALERT!

The Johnson project was awesome. The family is a great client and adventurous with their trending choices! We loved working with them.  

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2020 Interior Color Trends: Is White the New Gray?

2020 Interior Color Trends: Is White the New Gray?

As we have rolled into 2020 we have seen more and more customers moving to the lighter side of color!  Ultra Whites are the latest trending colors with our clients in Colorado.  

For so many years, the trend was to have an all-over color with wall accents to pop throughout the house or in a specific room, but now the trend is seeming to go the other way.  Wall accents are no longer in trend!  In fact grays are slowly going away and leaving room for fresh, clean white walls and white ceilings as well as trim and doors.  

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What Sheen to Paint The Exterior of Your Home


Paint sheens can be difficult.  We have mentioned this in other blogs as to what sheen is for what purpose, but as we are here in the Spring of 2020, we thought we would do a refresher course.  

For typical exterior work, wood and or cementious siding, we would recommend using a satin for both body of the house and the trim of the house.  Also, when you have an accent, like the front door, this is a good sheen to use.  

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Happy Earth Day 2020


On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we make a commitment to you, and the planet, that we will strive to reduce our footprint, recycle materials, reduce waste and contribute to our beautiful planet in a positive way.

In the construction business, there can be a lot of waste, with plastic, trash from prep materials etc.  As a company we have always, not just around Earth Day, but always cared for our environment and taken precautions whenever possible to use paint that has low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds), and recycle the paper that protects the floors or the plastic that protects the fixtures and furniture.  

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Color Trends for 2020 released by Behr

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After announcing the 2020 Color of the Year, Behr also released their 2020 Color Trends palette featuring softer colors that were inspired by the natural elements, Earth, Wind, Water, Fire & Sky. These colors are meant to invoke the feelings of travel and adventure through nature.

Bringing these colors into your home will inspire and bring invigorated life into any room. If you are ready to start exploring these, or any other color design options for the interior or exterior of your home for your next paint job, we can help.  Click to schedule a Free Color Consultation

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Behr just released their color of year for 2020: Back to Nature

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Behr has released their Color of the Year: Back to Nature.  They are hailing this color as "calm, gracious, and balanced".  

As we have been watching the trends happen both from Paint Manufacturers like Behr and Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore and watching trends from our customers, it seems that the latest color trends are leaning towards the lighter shades.  

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The best time to paint the Exterior of house

Painting the exterior of your house is critical.  It is the first line of defense that your home has against the weather here in COLORado.  Paint manufacturers recommend that you paint every 5-7 years and when the climate is harsh, like ours in COLORado, you should paint sooner.

Here are the signs to look for in your house to see if your house is ready for painting:

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All About Paint Sheens


What is a Paint Sheen and Why Does it Matter?

Paint comes in a variety of sheens:

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Should You Paint Before You Move In To Your New Home?

Wow, so you just bought a new house and its beautiful and you're super excited!  There's just a couple things you need to do before you move in, and one question you have is, Should I Paint Before I move In?

We would recommend it, for sure!  

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Behr 2019 Color of the Year!

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Okay, All the big guns come out with their predictions of the Color of the Year and this year, Behr is coming out with theirs: Blueprint S470-5.  It's similar to the Color of the Year last year from Sherwin Williams, which was Oceanside, but the color sets are very popular which ever company you choose to use.  

We would love some feedback from the public as to what they think about the Behr Color of the Year.  If you would like to leave your comments below, we would love the feedback.  

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Can You Paint Your Exterior in the Winter?

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The quick answer is yes.  However, there are caveats. 

The temperature must be right, or the paint will fail.  If the temperature is too low, below 45, it gets really sticky, no pun intended.  The temperature of the air is important but also the temperature of the house.  Both have to be above 45 and not just for the application of the paint, but the drying process as well.

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