Going bold with trimmings

Looking for a way to spice up your exteriors that’s simple and cost effective? Why not make the most of what you already have and add some “pop” by focusing on your trimmings? It’s amazing the impact this can have on your look when it’s done correctly. The following post will tell you a few different ways that you can enliven your exteriors by going bold with your trimmings. Get ready for some fun!

1. Start with a bright door: Having a colourful door is one of the best things you can do to instantly perk up your exteriors. Doors are the perfect places to have fun with colour without the fear of going overboard. They are small in area so won’t overpower a look, and can easily be painted over if need be! We always love the look of a classic red door, but consider other bold colours— bright blues, greens, yellows, pinks— to see which one will best suit your style.

2. Choose a contrasting door frame: Why stop at a bold door? Go even bolder by adding a contrasting door frame. This is an especially good idea for those with neutral-coloured houses, as it will add interest without overpowering. We always love a bright white door frame to perfectly highlight a beautiful door without going too crazy, but if you want to take a walk on the wild side— liven things up with more unique frame colours. If you have a bright red door, go for a complementary frame colour. We love light blue against red, and pink is also surprisingly lovely alongside red. Another way to find a colour that works well for your door frame is to stay within the same colour family as your door, but go either darker or lighter. For instance, if your door is a dark forest green, opt for a lighter sage green for the frame. This will look natural and sophisticated.

3. Have some fun with your window frames: Your window trim is another area where you can play with colour. Choose a shade that looks good against your house colour but stands out on its own. A crisp white or black works well with most colours, but if you want to go for something a bit more out of the ordinary, consider the wider colour spectrum. Blues and greens work particularly well for window frames.

4. Install window boxes and shutters for more colour saturation: If you want even more area for fun colour, consider installing window boxes and/or shutters. These can be kept the same colour as the window frame, or painted a complementary colour for an even more interesting look. Be sure to fill window boxes with seasonal plants— and make these colourful too to continue the playfully bold look!

Your trim can turn into a delightful feature when it’s given a dose of TLC. We love a bold trim for an instant update to any home, and the above tips will certainly get you started in the right direction. For more expert advice and everything you need to get you started, call into your local Sandtex stockist or visit us on the web.

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