Color affects moods, emotions and creates pride, attraction to the ones that are the personal favorite, and Maine homes are no different.
Otherwise we would all drive the same color car, dress in the same shade of clothes.
All the time. Some areas are more conservative or liberal in use of the color chart too.
Standing out, or retreating to not cause attention to yourself happens either way depending on the zip code and dynamics of the real estate community norms, traditions.
Here is a blog post on Maine house, home color to read.
You wear black at a funeral, white at a wedding for a reason. The variety size of colors used for homes and roofs, shutter selection is not the same in all areas of the country though. Not so cut and dry simple.
And vacation properties at say a Maine ski area could dictate all the condos need to be one shade of light gray.
Or muted Earth tones. Something that blends in with the environment. So the paint, color police don't show up and start litigations to make everyone in the development toe the line. The color of your home, house affects the real estate sale.
I know of one red ski home when all the rest are poplar tree gray that is grandfathered in and not under the same color regulations. It must make it worth more if you want to be different and not be hampered by all the sea of color sameness. That everyone else has to subscribe to in the condo coloring drum beat theyl march as an absolute.
We live in America with freedom of expression but the wrong colors can hurt the sale of a Maine home, house.
What happens with the color wheel of exterior siding, roof and shutter coloring in your area of the country Active Rain peeps?
Just like you look best in this shade, color due to completion or hair tint.
Maine houses, buildings, homes are affected and look best or not so hot in the eenie-meenie-miney-moe selection from the color wheel at the local paint store.
And maybe the glow in the dark color for paint or siding or roofing, shutters was a blue light special low price.
But works better for safety reasons to stand out.
And causes your neighbors to have to close shades, blinds to sleep nights.
Because of color "radiation" pulsating from shades found only on early Mopar muscle cars with hemi engines under the hood of the early 1970's.
The color of a Maine tourmaline you like might be all wrong for application to a Maine home. But painted ladies, Victorian Maine homes demand the extra coloration from the buffet to pick from to highlight their fine features. To make a statement and stand out.
Maine, big state, less people, we spend our four seasons outdoors.