Choosing colours for the outside of your home, whether it's brickwork, paint, or render, may feel like a major task. However, if you've come across the right inspiration and have gathered enough information, it's actually easy than you think.
So, where do you begin with rendering?
Colour, shape, and texture are the primary tools for architects to design. Their selections, however, are influenced mainly by homeowners. Where do they get their ideas, though? In a nutshell, everywhere. The colour you pick might be impacted by your surroundings, such as neighbouring houses, where you live in the country, and how the property was built and formed. So, we recommend starting by considering how you want your house to seem and feel.
You may want your house to seem coastal, rustic, or even edgy and contemporary. If this is the case, each style will have a unique colour scheme that you may utilise. If you want some areas to stand out, consider using contrasting colours to make them more visible.
One thing to avoid when selecting colours is not planning ahead of time. Trends pass us by. Rendering a home is a significant effort, and most renderings have a potential design life of 25 years, so choose a colour that will endure the test of time!
Don't be scared to use white render
Renderings are hydrophobic, so they don't allow water droplets to accumulate on the building's façade. They are also weather resistant, which allows the render to retain its colour far longer than conventional façade options.
Some people reject white because it is 'too dazzling,' but The Italian Building Centre provides less intense and more refined options. If you like something brighter and bolder, Our Silicone Top Coat Render is a fantastic option.
Do you want to experiment with render?
There is no rule stating that you must use only one colour.
For example, if you wanted to draw attention to a certain area of your home, why not choose a high-contrast colour? Or perhaps you'd like to highlight the property's form and corners? In this case, a somewhat lighter hue than the main render colour could work nicely.
To complete the aesthetic of your home, you can also complement the render finish with additional materials. Combining different materials can provide significant aesthetic appeal and make modern houses appear more inviting. You can use metal cladding, wood, or even a masonry panel or stone. You could also incorporate an ashlar or quoin element. Whichever option you select, it will enhance a plain exterior along with your selected render colour.
We are sure that you will make the right decision when it comes to the rendering of your home. We are pleased to be of help where we can, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about your home render.
The Italian Building Centre has a wide range of home render to choose from. Browse our selection and find your perfect fit.