As the weather starts to change it’s time to start thinking about seasonal home maintenance and renovations. The cooler months of the year are a good time to consider changing up your home’s color scheme. Naturally, you’ll want something that looks good year-round, but some looks are particularly stunning for fall and winter.
Understated Winter Color Schemes
There are a few things that are common in fall and winter color palettes. If you’re looking for winter color schemes that will still look stylish throughout the year, pick earthy colors and pastels that evoke the idea of the season, rather than bolder, stronger versions of those colors.
You can use online color palette tools to give you some inspiration, but there are plenty of striking winter colors:
White is a popular choice for walls, windowsills, and fences because it’s simple, looks just as good in the summer as it does in the winter, and is inoffensive. It brings out the browns and oranges of your garden in the fall and sits unobtrusively in the snow in the winter. Clean and fresh white home exteriors have a lot of curb appeal, and they’re also a hue that neighbors are unlikely to object to.
Another great year-round color that looks particularly great in the winter, wood brown is rustic, timeless, and cozy. It’s a popular option for window frames because it matches other color schemes so well while looking warm and inviting.
Thanks to innovations in window frame materials, it’s possible to get wood-effect frames that are made from synthetic materials. These frames are hardwearing, typically require less maintenance than real wood, and offer good insulating properties too. In some cases, they’re made from recycled materials, making them a little more eco-conscious.
Deep greens are reminiscent of holly leaves and Christmas trees, especially when paired with bronze, gold, or red accents. Combining green gutters or downpipes with understated vinyl sidings in a complementary style gives your home a put-together look that could suit any season.
Remember to match the colors carefully. Use a color wheel to find paints that match or contrast each other in a flattering way. Remember each season lasts for only a few months. Plan your exterior around how you’re expecting the garden to look during the warmer months of the year, too.
Plan for The Unexpected In the Winter
Planning for the colder months of the year means more than just cosmetic redecoration. Take the time to clear your gutters to prevent ice dams, clear those leaves that have collected near your home and could attract pests. A little effort before the harshest weather sets in could save you from a lot of hassle in the future.
The time you spend winterizing your home can help make it more comfortable once the snow and wind come. It could also save you a lot of money on your heating bills. If simple steps such as using draught excluders or heavier curtains don’t help, it may be time to upgrade your windows and doors. Contact Thompson Creek for a quote for a free estimate on energy-efficient upgrades for your home.