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Trends for Exterior Materials and Colours.

Trending colours for 2017 vary from a yellow Honey Glow to its polar opposite purple Violet Verbena, blue Denim Drift gets a look in but Greenery, a leafy yellow green is poised to take the lead as the favourite accent colour. Grey and Dark Grey adds extra interest and dimension.

We all know that first impressions count! Whether it’s for our own enjoyment, maintaining the neighbourhood standards or providing appeal for potential purchasers when it comes time to sell.
Yes, the exterior of your house is important. If you are wanting your home to stand out a little from the others on your street or you are just searching for a way to make your home’s outside as stylish as the inside you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this roundup of current trends.

Exterior home trends for 2017 are traditional, elegant and allow the homeowners to showcase their personal style. Curb appeal is huge, there’s just no denying it. When you arrive, you want the house that you are looking at to be something that you are proud of.

What exterior materials are on trend?

Current trends are very divergent with contrasting themes. Exterior building materials of stone, brick, wood, and metal are favoured. Masonry has gone extreme with preferred stone colouring being light to white and brick colouring trending dark to black.

There is definitely a move towards a home’s exterior to feature large natural stone or brick facades.
Now days having a simple concrete path way leading to your front door simply doesn’t cut it! Instead, interesting walkways like paving stones laid out in different patterns are making a comeback.

The look of wood has never been more popular either, especially natural and bare which gives a sense of substance, purity, and authenticity.

Glass or Iron Front Doors are amazing and let in a lot of natural light at your entranceway and Copper Guttering is a more luxurious exterior material that is also on trend.

In 2017 energy efficient and environmental worries are strong considerations when selecting materials that can make your home low maintenance, energy efficient, personal and attractive. Take a moment to consider these trends when making your decisions as specific energy efficient products pay for themselves quickly through lower heating, lighting and cooling costs.

Metal Roofing is essentially fire resistant, maintenance free and can be made to look much like slate or clay tiles.

Fibreglass Windows are low maintenance because fibreglass is stable and won’t warp under severe temperature changes. The stability of fibreglass ensures that the seams won’t separate and additionally paint holds up a lot better on fibreglass windows than on wooden or vinyl.

Colour trends for 2017:

When your canvas is literally “as big as a house” you need to make sure that your choice of paint colours are right. It can be a daunting job deciding on a scheme for the exterior with lots of features to consider, windows, walls, front door, veranda, and roof.

Matt finishes, especially black, grey tones and white are having their day. Matt finish dark woods are extremely striking when paired with polished or burnished metals.

Black and white with plenty of grey in between and dashes of bright colour are currently trending.

Grey is becoming the “new beige” as a natural back drop along with white for pairing with bolder colours.

Trending colours for 2017 vary from a yellow Honey Glow to its polar opposite purple Violet Verbena, blue Denim Drift gets a look in but Greenery, a leafy yellow green is poised to take the lead as the favourite accent colour. Grey and Dark Grey adds extra interest and dimension.

Exterior Siding Colours should complement and blend with the homes permanent elements such as landscape, neighbouring dwellings, and brick or stone materials.

Trim Colours on trend should strive to enhance the siding colour and add character to the home. The trim colour is best being a couple of shades lighter than the siding colour.

Accent Colours adds a Wow factor and extra personality to your homes exterior. Typically these are applied to front doors, shutters or window trims. Top accent colours for 2017 include black lacquer, deep blues and greys.

If you don’t want to go down the bold route then follow the trend toward off white colour schemes which ooze luxury

Got your favourite 2017 Trends?

The colour and style of a house are what visitors and those passing by notice first and foremost. It needs to be stylish, blend in with the community yet reflect its owner’s personality and style.

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