Colour can make an impact

If your house is rendered, then simply adding a coat of paint can make your house stand out from the crowd. But choice of colour is important.

  • White is often used, as it is cheap, and people hope it brightens up a wall. This might be true in sunny Greece, but in the grey British climate, white paint just reflects back the dull grey light Britain has rather a lot of.
House with white rendered front

Before - white paint on the exterior of houses in the UK looks dull and grey.

  • Cream is better than white, but is a rather uninspired choice.
  • Pale yellows, greens and blues work well in seaside locations, or on houses with character.
  • Colours such as putty and clay are contemporary, and will add character to bland 1960’s and 70’s builds.
After - This clay colour but adds a contemporary feel.

After - This clay colour adds a contemporary feel.

Manufacturers such as Dulux can mix up a wide range of colours in exterior-grade paint, that can be used to tie-in with other house features, such as the shutters on the house shown. We’ll come back to the shutters another time.


Posted on November 22, 2011, in DIY skills, Exterior and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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