Choose High Quality Paints
No matter which colour palette you elect to go with, you’ll want high quality paints so that the palette stays cohesive. Low quality paints fade quickly; when your paint fades, it may lose the colour qualities that made it mesh with your palette. High quality paints fade very slowly, and apply more evenly, creating a consistency that’s absent in the cheap stuff.
Coordinate With the Neighborhood
Look around your neighborhood and see if you can divine a particular colour palette; when painting your own home, choose colours that coordinate well with the homes in your surrounding area. This doesn’t mean you have to paint your home the exact same way as everyone else, but you do want to avoid sticking out like a sore thumb. When the homes around you are primarily grey-blue in colour, it’s not a good idea to pick bright red with yellow trim as your colours.
Take Inspiration From Your Surroundings
Your home may incorporate some permanent material like brick that you want to avoid painting. When this is the case, you can use contrasting colours to make the material stand out a bit more; use cooler tones in order to make red brick pop. Nature can be incorporated as well; you can choose shades of paint that match with a tree or bush in your yard, and sky blues are always appealing.
Try Before You Buy
Buy sample sizes of paint and paint brush-outs on the areas that you want to renovate. Be sure to evaluate how the colours look on each side of the house that gets different sunlight, and evaluate how the paint looks at different times of day to find a palette that appeals to you day and night.
There’s the Door
The door is in some ways the most important part of your exterior. Your door might say a lot about your personality, and a highly visible door that contrasts with the rest of your home’s colours can be warm and inviting to guests. The door is the most important part of the exterior to find, so it’s important to have it stand out.
Consult the Professionals
Go online, find images from home design experts, and create a folder full of inspiring pictures. The more you look, the more you’ll find certain palettes appeal to you. Experienced painters are experts in colour palette, so if you hire a painting contractor you can consult with them to select a colour palette that suits your personality and your neighborhood.