A fresh coat of paint can instantly transform the look of your home’s facade, boost kerb appeal and add value to your property. If you’re looking to give your home a facelift, painting is the way to go.


Do your research

When it comes to choosing a colour scheme for your home’s exterior, it is worth doing your research before getting started. For example, look at other homes in your neighbourhood for inspiration and take into consideration the type of materials used on your house (brick, cement, stucco etc).

If you want something more daring than neutral tones, consider using an accent colour that complements your main colour choice. Select a sunny shade to bring year-round cheer and remember to be cautious with dark shades in warm climates.

Considering your region is important, not only for climate but for flora, fauna and style. The rule of thumb is to paint your house with the colours of your environment which is why blue properties can often be seen in coastal regions and in mountainous areas you will see a lot more use of brown. It helps your home look more natural—like it belongs.

To create an appearance that makes your house look bigger consider bright, light colours which reflect light to make your property seem larger than it is.

A sensible guide is to choose two – three colours, one for the trim, one for the body and perhaps a third for accenting.

You could also consider going bold with your roof colour.


Find the perfect shade then sample

Get creative and find the perfect shade by exploring NEO’s Premium Exterior Emulsion in a range of 80 colours and to accentuate features NEO’s Premium Matt Enamel in a range of 60 colours.



When you have shortlisted your colour choices we recommend viewing the colours as realistic samples. Painting the samples onto poster board will give you a large surface area of colour to test in different lighting positions.


Impress with exterior decor

Alongside your exterior colour makeover think about maintaining your garden and have a tidy-up. Don’t forget to make windows sparkle too. Your window décor helps to unify paint colours so think about pots on the sills in a shade that matches your door or window. Consider too the outdoor wall décor that fits with the style of your home. Great options include lanterns and wall plants.

Depending on how much space you have it can be a lovely touch to include outdoor ornaments and furniture. Remember, nothings says ‘welcome’ like a home that looks lovingly cared for.

Are you ready to give your home some stand-out personality?