Freshen Up Your Porch with Paint
A porch can be a wonderful place to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while you relax, entertain, work, or dine in your outdoor living space. Whether you have a front porch or a back porch, or both, then there are several things that you can do to create a warm and inviting place to gather with friends, family, or enjoy time alone, as well.
Adding a fresh paint color to your porch is one way to update the space or add a new character to the area. Just like any room within your home, the outdoor space of a front porch or a back porch/sunroom can take on a whole new look with the addition of a new paint color. Look at your porch from top to bottom. Some homeowners like to paint the ceiling of a porch. Color that is added to the ceiling will draw your eyes upward and will add color to an area that is often left unattended. Perhaps a pale blue paint color to resemble the clear blue sky, or maybe a muted shade of green to resemble nature in your outdoor porch area, is a paint color option that you may want to consider for the project.
The porch floor is another section that is often overlooked by some people. When considering the paint color of the porch floor, think about the colors that are used for the exterior of your home, too. Blending the porch floor with your home’s exterior is a good idea, so the harmony between the areas will flow smoothly. For example, if your shutters and doors are one color, such as black, gray, or blue, then you may want to use the same color scheme for your porch floor. Neutral colors, such as tan or brown, will also work, especially if you add complimentary rugs, decorative items, and upholstered pieces in the porch space.
A porch can be an inviting and useful place for many purposes. Over time, any porch will begin to look worn and tired, and with a little bit of time and attention, you can restore the area to a like-new appearance, which can be enjoyed for many years to come.