How To Incorporate Green Tones In Your Home’s Exterior

You don’t need an ultra modern looking home in order to utilize a bold color, like green, on the exterior. Covering your home’s facades in a bold hue is not for everyone and only go down this route if your want the effect to have a big impact.

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Nonetheless, green should be incorporated into a dwelling’s outermost layer without the temptation to over do it. It works well if used sparingly. Indeed, unlike other primary colors, green works well with other colors that are more traditionally associated with the exterior, such as gray slate tiles and white weatherboarding.

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Even if your building is already exactly the color you want it to be, there are always areas that you can find that will be able to adjusting to a new hue. Doors, windows, porches and outdoor furniture all offer the opportunity to add a touch of emerald sparkle to your home’s exterior.

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The outlaying parts of a home create a sense of what is to come inside. If your home’s outside looks a little drab and uninspiring, particularly to visitors, then take some sage advice and go green – a little bit at least!

Green Entrance Doors.

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Nothing says more about your home’s welcoming atmosphere than the entrance door. And yet they are so often overlooked in terms of style. If your home’s frontage has little to offer the eye architecturally, then you can give the entire building a visual lift by a new green front door. Green coverings are perfectly possible for vinyl frames that contain double glazed front doors.

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Equally easy to achieve is a green wooden front door by the simple application of a couple of coats of paint. Add to the look with the addition of a verdant side door and don’t forget your garage doors either. Use the same tone of green for each so that the look is coordinated. To complete the green touch, makeover any gates that you have in the garden in the same style.

Olive And Gray Greens.

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Don’t just think about your home with the addition of a splash of zesty lime green or another primary hue. Olive and avocado greens both work well in the context of an exterior and, principally because they are darker, require less maintenance and regular cleaning to keep them looking good.

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Gray greens are perfect for weatherboarding. If your home’s weatherboarding extends from the roof to ground level, it can be particularly effective since it will connect the green of a lawn are to the gray of a roof with ease.

Two Tones.

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One shade of green is usually enough, but if your home has a green façade use a lighter tone to accent an area so the look does not become to samey. For variation, paint a garage door or an exterior table in this way, for instance. A lime green furniture set will set of a jade wall perfectly.

White Trim.

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Green buildings look great, but if you plan to paint yours then think about the trim. It can be tempting to use a second, darker tone for woodwork and guttering. However, most usually white trim is preferably. It may not be the most original look with a green building, but it is a tried and tested way of breaking up the look successfully.

Window Treatments.

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Green windows are the perfect way of introducing the color to a home’s exterior with some subtlety. Compliment the look of a newly coated wooden window frame by painting some other features, too. Storm porches and balconies are both good candidates for the green treatment if you opt for verdant windows.

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