How to Pick Exterior House Colors for your Home
One of the first steps in deciding colors for your home’s exterior would be to look at elements of your home that are either unchangeable color-wise or that you may not be painting. For example, the color or style of your roof as well as stone, wood or brick accents and/or trim colors.
In addition, other factors to consider in creating the overall look of your exterior home include the color of your door and shutters as well as decorations like light fixtures and plantings and don’t forget your natural surroundings.
In some cases, it may also be a good idea to check out other houses in your neighborhood to be sure that your home will be compatible with them. There’s certainly no need to match those palettes, but rather to choose colors that will work alongside any neighboring homes and remain true to your own personal style.
Once you’ve taken a look at these factors the real fun of choosing colors can begin. Take a look at some of these popular exterior paint colors to see what may work for your home. Grays, beiges, blues, greens and yellows tend to be the most universally used colors due to their earthy tones that can be accented well with bold, rich colors.
Grays and Beiges
Painting the exterior of your home in an earthy, neutral color is a great way to warm things up. Grays and beiges are fabulous because there are so many ways to add colorful accents alongside them (with the shutters, front door, etc.). Also, if you’ve got stone, brick or wooden exterior elements these colors are a great way to pull the whole facade together.
Blues usually appear on exteriors in their more subdued version of themselves, like in a grayish blue slate color. Although some homes can get away with a bolder and brighter blue as well! It’s all about finding a combination of colors that work together, and perhaps keeping other elements a bit more neutral or simplified.
Green is another excellent color for exteriors because it is so versatile. You can be either neutral or bold, depending on the shade that you choose. Plus, a green home can look absolutely stunning surrounded by trees and other plants in bloom.
Golds, ochres, and yellows are tried and true colors that can brighten up your home. If you’re looking for a warm and classic look, try yellow with black shutters.