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8 Inviting Home Exterior Paint Colors

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Not loving how the outside of the house is looking these days? Maybe it’s a little drab? Needs a little sprucing up? A new exterior paint color is one of the quickest ways to give your house a face-lift.  This is a big investment, so it’s not very easy to change if you don’t love the end result, making what seems like a simple decision trickier than you might have expected.

 But how can you make the best decision possible when choosing that new exterior paint color? 

 You’d be surprised at the number of outside elements at play that you should consider before you choose a color scheme.

Things like:

  • the hue of your brick chimney or the color of your roof, you want everything to flow together in a cohesive way.
  • The color your neighbors chose for their house, you don’t want the homes to clash.
  • In the area you live in, you want to stand out but you don’t want to bring property values down or worse, make your neighbors mad. 
  • Keeping these things in mind when making your decision will help you choose the right color best suited for your home. 

INVITING HOME EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS

Below I have complied a list of some wonderful exterior paint color options.

TONY TAUPE SHERWIN WILLIAMS 7038

Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe is such a versatile exterior paint color. This warm mid-toned beige has an LRV of 37. Tony Taupe is a great color for a home exterior because it works well with different types of stonework.

Tony Taupe looks great with white paint colors that have some warmth to them. For example, BM White Dove.

COPLEY GRAY BENJAMIN MOORE HC-104

Benjamin Moore Copley Gray is another fantastic exterior paint color. This color has an LRV of 24.51 and is a part of Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color collection. Copley Gray is a timeless gray with a slight green undertone.

 A great complementary paint color to use with it would be BM Thunder.

copley gray house
Benjamin Moore

NEWBURG GREEN BENJAMIN MOORE HC-158

Benjamin Moore is an amazing exterior paint color. This color is rich and full of life.

Newburg Green is one of my personal favorites from this list. If you know anything about me, you know I’m a fan of blue/green colors and Newburg is one of those colors. I’d consider this color more on the teal side. 

Jenny from @ourcharminlittlemoneypit on Instagram used Newburg Green on the body and SW Alabaster on the trim of her home’s exterior and I have to say, this color combo was made for her home. So beautiful.

NANTUCKET GRAY BENJAMIN MOORE HC-111

Benjamin Moore Nantucket Gray is another great neutral gray to use on a home’s exterior. It has an LRV of 39.49 and is a part of Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color collection..

Nantucket Gray is a mid-tone gray that looks more like a green paint color. It’s a great muted neutral green that I think is perfect for an exterior. It’s soft, it’s subtle, it’s just so pretty.

Nantucket Gray House
Benjamin Moore

Let’s take a super quick break to talk about sampling your paint colors.

Quickly, let’s talk about testing paint colors.

Instead of physically going to your nearest paint store to grab your samples, you need to try  Samplize Peel & Stick paint samples.

Why should you try Samplize?

  • Super affordable
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  • Displays color just like a wall
  • Environmental friendly
  • Reusable
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These peel & stick paint samples are super affordable and allow you to test a paint color in all different areas of a room without the mess of a traditional paint sample! 

 You know how I feel about testing paint colors, it’s a must! 

Don’t create more work for yourself. Order Samplize now and have them shipped directly to you.  No-fuss, no mess! Check them out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

RIVERWAY SHERWIN WILLIAMS SW 6222

Sherwin Williams Riverway is one of the best blue/teal colors around. This color is an exceptional option for the exterior of a home. Riverway is bold without being too bold. It has a great amount of depth to it which makes it work so well on the exterior. This is the exterior color of my home and I couldn’t love it more if I tried.

READ MORE: RIVERWAY-A FULL REVIEW

EVENING SHADOW SHERWIN WILLIAMS SW 7662

Sherwin Williams Evening Shadow is a beautiful light to mid-toned cool gray with an LRV of 60. This gorgeous cool gray has undertones of blue.

Evening Shadow is a great option for an exterior especially when you want a blue color, but you want it to be more on the neutral side. It’s the perfect blue gray option.

READ MORE: THE BEST BLUE GRAY PAINT COLORS

CLOUD WHITE BENJAMIN MOORE CC-40

Cloud White by Benjamin Moore is a stellar white paint color for a home’s exterior. This white has a bit of warmth to it. It’s great for the exterior because of the warmth it has. Certain white colors can seem too stark. However, that slight warmth Cloud White has prevents it from looking that way.

 M Designs Interior Decorating used Cloud white on the exterior of the home in the picture below.

BANANA CREAM SHERWIN WILLIAMS SW 6673

Sherwin Williams Banana Cream is such an inviting exterior paint color. Nowadays, yellow houses are few and far between, however, this yellow is the perfect yellow for an exterior. This is an absolutely fantastic color for a beach house. Banana Cream is such a cheerful color, it makes you happy every time you look at it.

Remember to swatch your paint colors. Pick up your Samplize Peel & Stick paint samples today!

INVITING EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS RECAP

  • Tony Taupe SW
  • Copley Gray BM
  • Newburg Green BM HC-158
  • Nantucket Gray BM HC-111
  • Riverway SW 6222
  • Evening Shadow SW 7662
  • Cloud White BM CC-40
  • Banana Cream SW 6673

FINAL THOUGHTS – 8 OF THE MOST INVITING HOME EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS

So whether you want to blend in with the style of the area, or stand out making a statement, you now have some exterior house paint colors inspiration to get you started. 

Remember,  this is your home and you want to love it even more every time you see it!

Don’t forget about your Front Door. Check out this Front Door Colors post for great color options to go with your newly painted exterior.


Planning on tackling a painting project on your own?  Use these tips to help you paint your room like a pro.

Don’t forget your tools and accessories!

Drop cloths are a must for any painting project. Paint is messy! Save yourself the hassle of unnecessary cleanup by using drop cloths. You’ll be happy you did.

A high-quality paint brush will go a long way. The same goes for paint rollers. You want to use tools that will work with you, making your painting job easier.

Looking for more color options? Grab your own Benjamin Moore fan deck

Looking for more color options? Grab your own Sherwin Williams fan deck.

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Angie

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Love that Nantucket Gray house. What color is on the front door?

Chrys

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I am paralyzed with fear trying to choose paint colors. I love the home painted Nantucket gray but that's the only house you didn't mention what the trim color is! Can you help me out? Thanks..after months of thinking I may have made a choice!

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