2 August 2013
2 August 2013,

For anyone that’s been playing one of the latest gaming crazes to hit social media you’re probably—at least a tad—addicted to scoring lucrative striped or wrapped candies and coveted color bombs!

For those of you who haven’t developed a sweet tooth for Candy Crush Saga yet, the goal is to match three or more yellow, green, purple, red or blue colored candies across horizontal and vertical lines—before dreaded chocolate bombs invade your board—and smash those candies so they deliciously dance downward in a cascading fury so you can conquer levels like Chocolate Mountain, the Easter Bunny Hills and Lemonade Lake—the list of confectionary conquests goes on!

During this, the busy exterior painting season, Gold Painting Inc. can’t help but note a striking similarity and one stark difference between Candy Crush and your home’s exterior.

In Candy Crush, the goal is to come up with a succession of same-color candy matches. In fact, you can’t make a move unless the candies are of the same color or you’ve been fortunate to score a color bomb, striped candy combination or some combination of different colored wrapped candies.

When it comes to exterior paint color, we like to think that color bombs, striped candies, and wrapped candies are where it’s at! Think of your home’s exterior paint as a magnificent, deliciously attractive chocolate truffle. But what’s the filling for that ooey, gooy bite of goodness? Your home’s exterior trim, of course!

Plainly put, exterior paint and trim go hand in hand without being too “matchy matchy.” The key is to find a fabulous exterior paint and trim color combination that scores big points in the design aesthetic department! The trim—and your front door, for that matter—could become that coveted striped candy, wrapped candy or color bomb that catapults your home’s exterior into the “look-book” stratosphere. By adding a punch of color to your home’s trim and front door you can infuse that home-based truffle with much-needed filling to pack the punch it should really deliver.

Before settling on the exterior paint, trim and front door colors, we recommend doing your homework. Start by observing homes in your own neighborhood, Central Massachusetts town or the surrounding communities in search of exterior paint color and trim combinations that you like—it’s like going on a Candy Crush hunt for your home! Make note of the home exterior paint color and trim combinations that you really like. Even snap a photo with your smart phone for added inspiration when you go to the paint store to grab some paint swatches.

Also, consider resources like California Paints, which has a historical colors webpage (http://www.californiapaints.com/find-color/color-collections/historical-colors-of-america.aspx), where you can compare popular exterior paint colors based on the type of home you have—colonial, Victorian, greek revival, Federal, 20th-century modern, etc.

And, stay tuned to next week’s blog post when we’ll give you tips that are the “color bomb” on how to artfully master the exterior paint selection timeline!

What questions can Gold Painting help you answer about exterior painting and trim? We are the premier provider of interior and exterior care and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties across Central Massachusetts and the Boston area, we can spiff up your home or office with superior interior and exterior painting services, as well as other interior maintenance services and exterior maintenance services, such as siding repair, gutter installation and repair, pressure washing (power washing), wallpapering, staining, carpentry and woodworking for homes and commercial properties.

We urge you to check out our photo gallery for a look at the interior painting and exterior painting projects we have completed for clients across the area. Be sure, too, to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Houzz.



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