Best Exterior Color Palettes

Classic and contemporary paint colors for your home

Best Exterior Color Palettes

Exterior House Paint Colors

Thoughtful exterior color schemes can help add curb appeal to any home.

Well-chosen exterior paint colors and exterior color schemes can also show off your style and bring attention to the home's beautiful details.
 

Navy & Paper White

Navy & Paper White

Navy is a dark color that works with smaller homes like cape cods. Paint the first story and front Goblin to make the house appear spacious and rooted to the ground. A paper white like Coronation is ideal for trim or if the house has a front porch. Use it on wooden spindles and other wood details in front.

Chocolate Brown, Cinnamon & Beige

Chocolate Brown, Cinnamon & Beige

If you have a large colonial with lots of roof lines and window, consider these exterior house colors. Shades like Ancient Copper are commonly used in the southwest but they're also ideal for use in other parts of the country. Use a beige trim like Deserted Beach as it will help create a unified look and provide contrast between the blue sky and green lawn. A deep shade of chocolate brown like Dark Granite is an excellent choice for your shutters.

Garrison Gray & Cream

Garrison Gray & Cream

Pairings of blue-greys and soft whites feel both sophisticated and comforting. Paint your home a warm grey like Garrison Gray to evoke slate colored waves. The grey gives it a relaxed, yet classic feel. Add in a bit of cream trim in a color like Antique White to keep the effect from feeling dated. 

Peach, Rose & Beige

Peach, Rose & Beige

Southerners love this combination of soft colors for a home's exterior. Rather than shouting at the viewer, soft pastels help create an inviting feel that is all about warmth. Use Shrimp Boat with lots of orange tones to make any home's details pop while not overwhelming the viewer. Peach is particularly appropriate if you live in the peach state of Georgia. Madagascar Pink is an ideal accompaniment on the doors and flower boxes as it provides just enough contrast. An understated shade of buttermilk yellow like Tuscan Bread adds in an additional hint of pleasing color on the window panes.

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