For those folks who have completed building a mountain home in the NC mountain communities, you may still have one last fun and creative journey ahead of you–selecting the perfect exterior and interior color schemes. If you are feeling overwhelmed or indecisive, there are simple ways to ensure your house reflects the natural beauty surrounding you. So don’t despair as you sift through those color swatches! Just remember with a little expertise, your house will soon be perfectly completed both inside and out.
Choosing to live in the NC mountain communities has made this process so much easier. Your home’s architectural style is enhanced by the gorgeous landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains, so selecting a color palette that reflects nature, as well as your personal taste, is the way to go.
For example, natural earth tones can harmonize with the majestic beauty of the region.
Envision your new home in the four amazing seasons that we enjoy in the NC mountain communities, and this will help your idyllic color scheme to materialize. Is your home surrounded by woods with hues of greens in spring and summer, and vibrant reds, oranges and yellows in the fall? Maybe you’ve built your mountain home high atop a vast green pasture where your horses roam.
Let nature steer you. And keep in mind that the paint swatch can look different beneath the florescent bulbs of a store than it will in the bright sunlight of North Carolina. To be sure before committing to your color scheme, bring home samples and try them out.
For the exterior, be sure to choose two to three colors when you’re in the final phase of building a mountain home. With a stone or brick house, you will only need two colors, but a home with wooden siding will mean three colors are in order—the main color for the siding, a complimentary color for all trim, and a color that pops a bit for accenting. Shutters and doors are an ideal place for a splash of color to reflect your personality. Don’t forget to take note of your roof! You will want your roofing colors to compliment your color scheme, whether it’s slate grey, or chestnut brown.
Now what about bringing the scenic beauty that’s just outside your home inside? After building a mountain home, it’s finally time to get down to those fun aesthetic touches, like your indoor color scheme. What palettes work? Warm and natural tones can transform your house into a home whether you adore taupes, or deeper shades of grey. These natural colors will enhance but not compete with the outdoors. If you have a lot of windows with views that mesmerize, let the colors outside guide you.
Neutral colors in deep, warm tones can enhance your view without distracting—like chocolate browns or rich greys or greens. You can also pick a softer shade than your landscape to compliment without competing. Keep in mind, cooler and crisper colors will make spaces feel more vibrant. You can reserve the neutrals and warmer tones for bedrooms and studies to encourage downtime.
Don’t forget to take a stroll through the peaceful neighborhoods in The Coves and take notes or photos of the houses that appeal to you most—especially houses that may be of a same architectural style. The homes in The Coves, whether a charming cottage, a handsome Craftsman, or a tiny house, are enhanced by their exterior painting.
Your neighbors, who have already settled into their cozy mountain homes at The Coves, may give you some inspiration. Maybe you adore the warm sage that accents a front door, or a creamy taupe on someone’s shutters. You just may have a hard time deciding which color scheme you love most—the olive house with red brick accent and warm beige trim, or the deep khaki grey with natural wood and warm green accent. Whether you go traditional or contemporary with your paint, your new home in The Coves will be a stunning addition to the neighborhood.