7 Curb Appeal Mistakes to Avoid

Improper Paint Colors

Most homes have seen a bit of wear and tear, so it’s important to consider a fresh coat of paint — at least for certain details like the front door and shutters. Opt for neutral colors — gray, black, white and beige — rather than colors that are too personal or extreme — like pink, purple or bright yellow, says Jennifer Ames, a Chicago-based Coldwell Banker agent. “But add touches of color to avoid appearing too sterile,” she advises. That means a pop of red on the front door, or dark blue shutters on a white house. Photo © danielzgombic. RELATED: 20 Inviting Home Exterior Color Palettes