As our interiors get decked out for the holidays and new coats of paint start going up, it can be easy to lose sight of our home’s exteriors. Inclement winter weather might also be one reason we often put off outdoor maintenance, but it’s because winter weather’s unique conditions that we should actually take more care with our home’s exteriors. Find a few of our top winter weather tips here. Curb appeal is important because it showcases your style and sets the tone for those about to enter your home whether that be friends, family, colleagues or potential buyers. This winter we’re taking a look at two distinct holiday curb appeal palettes. We’ve got tips for those who prefer a more traditional holiday palette, and also tips for those who prefer a more modern California chic approach. The latter of which provides a more muted color scheme.
The traditional holiday color palette includes reds, greens and neutrals such as browns and creams. These colors are bold, bright and eye catching. Although the palette includes many natural and earthy tones, the real show stopper of this palette is the color red. Red is a perfect color for the holidays because of its warmth and association with love and family. The colors used in this palette are Red Ink (DEA151), Emerald Ring (DE5629), December's Color of the Month Gingerbread House (DE5334) and Burnished Cream (DE5365).
For a more contemporary look, try this California chic color scheme. To achieve this, wreaths and a garland with wispy leaves and branches help create a more casual and relaxed feel. This palette may be muted, but its frosty notes create a winter wow factor that will blanket any home in serene vibes. The colors used for this modern look are Silver Storm (DE5822), Gray Wolf (DE6354), December Forest (DE5652) and Dove’s Wing (DE6267).
One last tip that will help enhance, not only your holiday décor, but your overall curb appeal for the rest of the year is giving your front door a new paint job. Whether going for a traditional vibe or a more modern one, Dunn Edwards high-quality exterior paints are here to assist in making a statement. Try our InstaColor® app to upload a photo from your library or use one from ours, to give your space an instant paint job.
Looking for even more winter color inspiration? Try these 4 Moody Palettes Worth Stealing This Season.