With many of us spending more time at home, this summer is the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your house with inspiring design that welcomes you. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour marketing expert, shares her top tips on how to boost your home’s curb appeal.
First impressions count. The front door sets the tone for your entire home. Whether it’s a new coat of paint to freshen up a well-loved hue or adding a new pop of colour to your front door, don’t be afraid to make a statement with your entryway.
“A richly saturated sapphire blue, like Blue Danube 2062-30, will add interest and elegance to your front door,” says Grech. Looking to take your transformation one step further? “Painting the ceiling of a covered porch in a coordinating colour is a great way to add even more visual interest and appeal to your front entrance.”
The difference is in the details. Not ready to repaint your whole exterior? Choose small but impactful areas to update. A fresh coat of paint to exterior shutters or window and door trim can instantly elevate curb appeal. Brighten up an otherwise neutral look with a vibrant new shade, or add neutrals to complement bolder hues. “Benjamin Moore Aura Grand Entrance paint is a perfect choice for Canadian home exteriors because it ensures a beautiful and resilient finish that will last for years,” says Grech.
Bring the indoors out. Get the most out of the summer months by creating inviting outdoor living spaces that reflect the style and comfort of your home. “Simple additions like a welcome mat, outdoor rug or cozy throws and cushions for your outdoor furniture are ideal ways to add texture. Adding flowers, plants and herbs in your own hand-painted pots will bring more colour and a seamless sense of indoor/outdoor living.”
You don’t have to DIY. Don’t want to do it yourself? Consider hiring a professional painting contractor who can achieve a flawless finish on your home’s exterior. Hiring a professional will help you achieve beautiful results and has the added benefit of supporting small businesses in your community.
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