Over time, every home owner starts to wonder what their house might look like with a new splash of color. But there are so many exterior paint colors to choose from, where does one begin? We’ve rounded up some of the best exterior paint colors that will pair beautifully with your dream porch ideas, thanks to the help of some top experts in the field. Your home is just steps away from being a standout on the block, thanks to a new coat of paint and some equally dazzling shutters, trim, and door ideas.
“It’s important to note that exterior paint color trends don’t shift as often as interior trends colors—exterior paint colors typically are chosen based on architectural style and geography,” .
Many of these colors opt for a lighter palette, electing cool coastal colors and soft neutrals that bring out the beauty in the existing natural materials. Grays, blues, and greens are particularly popular as are shades of white with pops of color. Before heading to your nearest paint store to create an exterior that matches the stunning landscaping ideas you’ve put together for spring, there are a few things to consider first:
With those tips in mind, check out this list of some of the best exterior paint colors this season.
For a classic colonial style, we recommend trying St. Guiles Blue by Farrow & Ball. It is perfect off of a bright white paint or even stands out boldly next to a soft creamy hue such as All White by Farrow & Ball.
Try Novel Lilac for a purple that doesn’t scream princess, especially when it is paired with white.
Dark houses are definitely trending, and we love pairing them with a red door to keep it from feeling too hip and modern. After all, there is nothing worse than when a hot trend goes out of style! A red like Calypso Berry by PPG Paints gives it a familiar Americana approach.
A cheery yellow really brightens up the day! Try pairing it with a subtle gray to make it pop just enough that it doesn’t feel out of place or forced.
Don’t be afraid to pair vibrant colors with weathered shingles, like Apple Valley by Dunn-Edwards, similar to the paint on this front door. It will keep the house feeling fresh and up to date.
You can’t go wrong with a classic. “To bring in accents of color that reflect your personal style or to add some personality to the exterior, use the front door as a colorful focal point,” Magno says. “Painting a house is a large project, so look to working on a smaller scale by painting a front door, which offers up the opportunity bring in a dash a color that can go a long way.”
This subtle shade of white will allow for your creativity to fly as far as adding accent colors on your door, shutters, and more.
Although a light hue of blue, this color will pop against the white exterior of your home while a red door will complement it.
A red hot door in this fiery color is sure to catch the eyes of those passing your home.
“Subtle yellows have the ability to breathe life into a home and can convey a friendly environment to guests,” Schlotter says. “A warm house is often perceived as more welcoming and family-oriented.” This buttery yellow will make guests feel instantly at home before they even step in the door. For contrast, opt for black shutters and white trim. But steer clear of overly bright yellows or neon shades, as they can easily clash or come off as aggressive and overpowering.
Present a cheery look for your home without it being over the top by opting for this subtle, buttery yellow for the exterior.
This dark paint will complement the yellow exterior of your home by using it for your shutters.