Best Exterior Paint Colors to Hold Up to the Sanibel Sun

Best Exterior Paint Colors to Hold Up to the Sanibel SunPainting the exterior of your Sanibel home is more than just finding a color scheme/palette that you love. The reason for painting your home is about its looks and curb appeal, but it is also mainly about protecting the exterior of your home. Paint provides a protective coating to your home's siding. For this reason, it is important not only the color you choose but the type of paint you choose. The location of your home plays a big role in that decision because it dictates what your home exterior needs protection from. 

In Sanibel, homes get a lot of sunlight. The sun can be harsh on the exterior of your home. Not just in the condition but also in how your home looks. Paint can peel and crack as well as fade in harsh full-sun conditions. So choosing paint that can better stand up to the sun will not only keep your home looking great, but also keep it protected, and save you money from not having to paint so often.

Choosing the Right Exterior Paint for the Sanibel Sun

Colors that Are Best in Ample Sunlight

Some colors are better choices for homes with a lot of exposure to bright sunlight. Dark colors attract and absorb sunlight while lighter colors reflect and bounce off the sun's rays. Choosing lighter colors is better in the direct sun. Darker colors will absorb heat and will more easily show fading in the paint color. 

Best Type of Paint to Choose for Sun Exposure

Not all exterior paints are the same. This is because not all homes are the same and not all homeowners have the same budget for paint. Paint comes in different style preferences as well as different chemical makeup to help it hold up better in certain conditions. Homes on Sanibel are best painted in a UV-resistant paint. These paints are formulated to retain color and protect your home's exterior. 

The sheen of paint can also make an impact on the look and durability in sunlight. The best finish for a home in the sun is one that has a little bit of shine/sheen to it. This will help to deflect sun rays instead of absorbing them like a matte paint will. So choose a satin or semi-gloss paint finish.

Choosing a Scheme That Works with the Architecture of Your House

Making sure that the colors you choose work well with the overall architectural style and story of your home is key. You don't want to use colors that feel out of place with the type of home that you have. For example, a modern home looks best in a minimalist color palette because the lines of the home are simple not ornate, and not fussy. A traditional home is best in a classic combination of colors that complement its timeless appeal. Take cues from the style of home and your surroundings to help you draw inspiration that makes a statement that works instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. 

Curb Appeal Still Matters

Now that you know what type of paint to choose to hold up to the sun we want to talk about curb appeal in choosing your paint color scheme. Curb appeal is highly important to the look and resale value of your home. 

Vickie Davies of the Knieper Team shared this in a blog post about curb appeal:

"Curb appeal needs to be a priority when listing your home because it's usually the first thing a potential buyer will see. Whether they are driving by or looking at a picture online or on the flyer, the outside of your house should not only be amazing but draw buyers into seeing more."

Jenny Rpbeson from the Dave Hooke Team real estate in central PA shares this about how color can be perceived in a blog post:

"People say that color has an impact on selling your home but, not many people realize that it can play a powerful role in provoking a reaction when you are marketing real estate for sale. In reality, a sale begins with a buyer's reaction to a property."

Having great curb appeal will help your Sanibel home to sell with success and for a higher price. if you are considering selling your Sanibel Island home, I am here to help. I am dedicated to helping Sanibel homeowners showcase the best attributes of their homes and help get their homes sold for the best price possible in a shorter timeframe. Contact me any time with any Sanibel Island real estate needs. 

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