In an average year, U.S. stores sell as many as 1.57 billion gallons of paint. Expect that number to be significantly higher at the end of this year. With people all over the country spending more time at home, a fast-growing number of homeowners are also taking the leap and finally repainting the exteriors of their homes.
Is repainting in your near-future? Read about the latest trends in exterior paint in 2020.
The Most Popular Colors
What are the year’s most popular colors? Yellow, light blue, taupe, wheat, and lighthouse red are among the trendiest colors of 2020. Yellow is enjoying its time in the spotlight because it suggests cheeriness and joy when we could all use some. Designer Carla Aston, however, cautions homeowners who plan to sell against going for it, even if they have the best intentions. If you plan to sell in the next few years, choose a toned-down shade instead. Shades like wheat strike the perfect balance. “Not quite white and almost yellow, this buttery in-between feels both warm and clean,” Bob Vila writes.
Light blue fits just about everywhere — from the suburbs to charming coastal communities. Plus, it lends itself to easy accents or architectural enhancements. Paint trim or any other features you would like to stand out white or dark blue.
Taupe is neutral while offering something new. For decades, white and gray have been the go-to neutral colors to paint the outside of your home. Taupe is still subtle, still appealing to new homebuyers, and still shakes things up, even if it’s just a little.
Finally, lighthouse red is the exact opposite. Like yellow, it makes a statement. However, like a farmhouse or lighthouse, it can look rustic and traditional, if it’s done right. Ask exterior house painting services about painting the exterior of your house red and how (or if) it can work for you.
Of course, don’t let what’s popular stand in the way of your better judgment. In a recent survey by Forbes, 77% of those polled agree that homeowners need to consider the architecture of their homes before painting. Architecture trumps trends. That explains why neutral colors, like gray and white, remain popular year after year.
2020’s Hottest Color Schemes
Why settle for just one color? Color schemes are another popular trend in 2020. Choose desert- or beach-inspired themes, or opt for traditional or modern suburban styles.
A desert-inspired theme, for example, “highlights the warm, earthy tones of sun-baked adobe homes, terra-cotta roof tiles and desert sands with just enough contrasting hues of green and gray to cool you off,” according to Sherwin Williams. Use creams and butter-yellows that evoke the sun, but softer for homes near the ocean or shore. Pair these colors with bright and welcoming white trim. Light blue is perfect for the traditional suburban home, and amber, green, and dark blue are top choices for more modern homes.
It’s All In The Details
If you will be repainting the exterior of your home, it is wise to do it as effectively as possible. Today’s homeowners are catching on. They know looks aren’t everything. When you hire an exterior house painting service, make sure to hire one that can do it all — including trim work, coatings, staining, and deck sealing.
Staining your deck can drastically increase your home’s curb appeal and sealing it can drastically improve its longevity. Ask exterior house painting services about the best types of paint and the best weather for painting.
Painting the outside of your house can do wonders for its curb appeal. Make a statement or simply give your home a fresh coat of paint. Either way, it is possible to improve your satisfaction in your home while appealing to homebuyers down the line. Contact exterior house painting services to get started today!