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Atlanta’s Colonial Home Style Exterior Paint Color Trends

Colonial-style homes have been popular in the Atlanta, Georgia area for centuries. Fresh paint colors are a great way to keep the exterior looking beautiful while preserving its early American feel.

Atlanta's traditional colonial homes were built of wood siding or sturdy brick. By contrast, newer houses feature aluminum or vinyl siding.

Find inspiration for painting your colonial-style home by taking a leisurely drive through the popular Buckhead district, which features many homes in traditional colonial architecture.

Exterior Paint Colors for Colonial Homes

Black and White

In keeping with the simple build of early American homes, classic black and white is one of the most popular color combinations.

Consider painting your colonial home a clean white paint color, such as Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams. This white pairs perfectly with Tricorn Black.

Adding color to your Atlanta colonial-style architecture is another trending choice. Choose to make a statement in a full body theme or bring out accents with front door paint colors.

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One fantastic combination is Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray siding with Edgecomb Gray paint on the trim.

Accent these two colors with a Narragansett Green door and your home feels warm and welcoming.

For a softer look, try the bright, slightly blue Distant White with the neutral sophistication of a Gray Whale front door color and shutter accents.

Bold and Beautiful

  • Blue shades from slate to navy pair well with both white and black in this style of home.
  • Sage Green framed with a creamy ivory trim.
  • All shades of Beige with elegant mahogany accents.
  • Slate blues or deep greens look welcoming alongside edgy gold shutters and frames.
  • White combined with the colors of autumn from rustic red to spiced cider.

Characteristics of a Colonial Home

  • Two or more stories:
    Colonial homes are usually two stories. Again, you can see some beautiful early American homes when you take a drive through the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.
  • Symmetrical:
    These homes also feature symmetry. The front door is in the middle of the home. There are usually a balanced number of windows on each side of the door. The home’s simple lines and minimal embellishments enhance its symmetrical appearance.
  • Decorative entryway or door:
    The front entrance draws your eye. The door is the focal point, often framed with a small, covered porch and raised step entry. Colonial entries also showcase decorative windows above or pillars alongside doors to emphasize the entryway.
  • Sloped Roofline:
    In the north, the sloped roof allows snow to slide off. Here in the Atlanta region, the sloped roof directs damaging winds over the home.
  • Chimneys:
    Traditionally, these historical homes needed fireplaces to warm them. Today, central heating replaces the fireplace.
  • Central Staircase:
    A central interior staircase is a prominent interior feature.

Experienced Exterior Painting for All Atlanta Home Styles

No matter your home style-from historic colonial, cape cod, craftsman, ranch or contemporary, the team at Kimberly Painting look forward to helping you bring out your home’s best features with new exterior paint.

Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. Together, we will give your home the curb appeal it deserves.