Picking the right exterior color can be crucial. It’s even more important than your front door and foyer combined in terms of first impressions. Whether you’ve decided on a foundation and shutter combine or just one shade that fits the entire home, we’re here to share some classic favorites to help you decide on the perfect tone for your own home.
Think heavily on this, it should show the house’s personality as well as your family’s. And it should be traditional enough to look cozy outside, but unique enough to stand out on the street. Take a look!
1. Smooth, Chocolatey Brown.
Dark enough to stay timeless, but less harsh on the eyes than the favorite black, chocolate brown has a soft, welcoming vibe. It looks great on larger houses and looks even better paired with soft greens and creamy whites for a down-home, natural style.
2. Silky, Sky Blue.
It’s cheerful, yet serene and relaxing. Everyone loves blue. It’s reminiscent of the ocean, the sky and balances out emotions for calming effect. It’ll definitely brighten up the neighborhood.
3. Creamy, Cuddly White.
Nix the bright and go with a creamy, sultrier white for the exterior. It meshes well with a variety of shutter shades, from the most unique of hunter greens to the most subtle of camel colors.
4. Natural, Warm Green.
Reminiscent of a crisp, fall day in the forest, these toned-down greens are perfect for making a statement. If you’re torn towards rustic, vintage-inspired spaces, then this may be the perfect pick for the outside of your home.
5. Hazey, Mysterious Grey.
My favorite neutral tones, is grey. It’s easy, it’s light but still have that mysterious, sexy side that makes everyone feel welcome and excited. It’s a great way to create a foundation that mixes well with any theme too.
6. Happy, Playful Yellow.
A classic look for the classic family home, yellow makes everyone smile. It may not be the best to dress your bedroom in but it surely shines outside.
7. Vibrant, Brick Red.
Most will only do the trim in a vibrant, brick red, but whatever you decide your house will surely have a fashion-foward, curbside appeal that no other houses in the neighborhood will have with such a bold shade.
8. Bold, Midnight Black.
Everyone loves black, it’s the classiest of all colors! And when done right, it’s the most sophisticated way to dress your home. White shutters will add that timeless touch!
9. Sandy, Beachy Beige.
For a laid-back, relaxed vibe, that’s perfect for beach lovers or those that live near the water, go with something a bit more sandy. It’s upbeat but still makes for a great foundation.
10. Dark, Neutral Navy.
With a bit more punch than a light hazey grey, navy speaks to the eclectic in most. Use it on uniquely styled houses for an interesting style.