Many people give most of their attention to what the interior of their home looks like, putting a great deal of effort into picking out the right colour schemes, wallpaper and items of furniture to give their living rooms and bedroom just the right appearance. The exterior of a home, however, is definitely worth investing in too.
Not only can choosing the right finish to the exterior of your property have practical benefits in dealing with harsh weather conditions or channeling rainwater, but it can also boost the aesthetics of your property so that you – and potential buyers of your property – can enjoy its appearance more and get increased satisfaction from it.
One important part of this exterior look involves choosing soffit, fascias and guttering colours, as these can have a big impact on how attractive the outside of your property is. Here are a few tips on getting those colour combinations just right when it comes to an exterior home makeover.
It is important to remember that although there are several colours of product on the market nowadays, options are generally limited to a few choice colours. Some of the most reputable suppliers can offer up to seven different colours for fascias, guttering and soffit, which can give you a reasonable selection to work with.
One the most popular colours for soffit, fascias and guttering is the colour white. This is a classic and plain colour and anyone installing it on their property is unlikely to go far wrong. It is also a light and discrete colour, meaning that it will not add an overpowering look to your property and draw unnecessary attention to itself.
With that said, choosing fascias and soffit in the colour white can be used to add a more vibrant and uplifting look to your home when paired with other colours on the property. White works particularly well with bright and pastel blues, pinks, yellows, oranges, reds and almost any other colour that you can think of.
These light and bright colours used to paint the exterior of a house will look vibrant and positive when paired with white fascia and guttering which reflects sunlight and gives a radiant look.
Another classic option is black, and this can also work well with other brighter colours mentioned above. As this is a very imposing shade and will catch attention, however, it is important to consider whether it will draw the eye away from other external features of your property, such as the beautiful bespoke windows you may have had fitted.
Black soffit, fascias and guttering,however, can look great when paired with other bold designs. It also has a modern, sleek look, which makes a great complement or contrast to contemporary or old buildings respectively. For this reason, black works well with modern red brick houses, with the colours complementing each other and creating an attractive style combination.
Black also works well as cast iron rainwater systems on older buildings that prefer to maintain their old-world charm. Whereas uPVC guttering in any colour can be bright and cheery, cast iron certainly gives a more sophisticated and refined look, and therefore can be the perfect addition to a period home if this is what you are looking for.
The answer to the question of whether you should install black or white guttering and fascias on your property all depends on your home and how you would like it to look. White is bright, cheery and works well with other colours, whereas bold black can look fantastic on striking modern buildings and as cast iron rainwater on a charming, older home.