Exterior house paint ideas can come from anywhere: Your favorite color, the neighbor's home, an old tree out front, the interior colors of your foyer, or even something from a magazine. Consider these popular colors for inspiration.
Exterior House Paint Ideas from Subtle to Bold
Gray combines modern sensibilities with classic style. Charcoals and dark grays give a solid, serious look while fogs and light grays have an airy, ethereal feel. Trim with whites or the opposite end of the gray spectrum. Bright warm colors like red, sky blue, or lime green add a whimsical touch.
A current trend of earthy greiges (a color between beige and gray) like Sherwin-Williams Urban Putty. These colors give your exterior a soft stone look. Trimming with white enhances natural light; black or dark brown give your home a sturdy look.
Blue homes exude happiness and are a natural combination if you have red brick stonework on or around your house or walkways. A popular exterior color scheme is a deep blue or gray-blue with white trim, which inspire your guests with a nautical feel, no matter how far you are from the ocean.
Green houses always seem to be on the list of desirable exterior house paint ideas. Sage, like Benjamin Moore’s Mohegan Sage, gained popularity because they match trees and bushes, backdrop bright flowers well, and have a natural seventies feel. It is a great option for homes built in that period. Sage pairs well with other greens, dark browns, or white.
Yellow exteriors inspire happiness and warmth. This is a high energy color that becomes jarring if it is too bright. Muted hues like Sherwin-Williams Banana Cream work well and match most trims. Part of its popularity is that it looks good on almost any style and period home.
This bold choice is better if you are not planning to put your home up for sale anytime soon. Purples work surprisingly well on historical and classic style homes. Like yellow, there is a danger of going too bright. Purple pairs well with gray trim and accents, especially if you choose one with hints of gray already.
Red is a bold and exciting choice that manages to express class and tradition. When coupled with white accents and trim, red homes are reminiscent of firehouses and well-kept barns. The combination keeps the white from being boring, and red from growing too intense.
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