The Power Of Color On Your Home Exterior

March is a month for celebrating color! The International Colour Association has named March 21st as International Colour Day dedicated to understanding color – one of the most influential phenomena in our lives. It is also Color Therapy Month dedicated to celebrating the healing power of color.

International Colour Day and Color Therapy Month
According to Color Therapy Month founder Eleyne-Mari (a color therapist and director of Aura House School of Color and Light), March was selected for Color Therapy Month because it typically conjures thoughts of colorful rainbows and the color green, which represents prosperity, good health, renewal and growth.

Marking both the beginning of spring and International Colour Day March 21st seems a perfect time to think about color in relation to your home because this is the time of year when many of us start putting together our plans for what we will do to improve our home exteriors.

To celebrate the power of color how about some “color therapy” for your home? With the focus on green this month together with the fact that natural greens are on trend I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorites ways to had green’s power of prosperity, well-being, and renewal to your home. As always I like to look at color from the top down.

If I suggested green for your roof you might think about the bright green metal of a farmhouse and cringe at the thought. No need to think I’m asking you to jump into the color deep end. Take a look at these gorgeous and environmentally friendly roofs from DaVinci Roofscapes in Weathered Green and Evergreen Variblend. Now we’re talking green roofing options that even a color-shy person can love.

DaVinci Multi-Width Synthetic Slate Shingles Weathered GreenDaVinci Multi-Width Slate Weathered Green

​Bellaforté Fake Slate Evergreen VariblendBellaforté Slate Evergreen-VariBlend

You could also add copper accents on your exterior that as they age the patina turns them a lovely shade of green called verdigris.

If you prefer a green that you think is too dark or too vibrant to be used as a main color on your home consider using it as an accent color. Green can be a good choice as a complement to brick or to add life to neutral siding or stained wood.

Green exterior color with Therma-Tru front doorImage courtesy of Therma-Tru Doors

Haas Green Garage DoorImage courtesy of Hass Garage Door

And of course you can always use green as the main color on your home exterior. When you think about color therapy for your home (aka updating your exterior) think about green as a way to help you use the power of color to bring even more prosperity and well-being into your home.