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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.
- 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.
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INVITING HOME EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS
Below I have compiled 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 and SW Greek Villa.
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.
READ MORE: THE BEST GREEN PAINT COLORS
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
You can also add some contrast by painting your shutters a color like SW Tricorn Black.
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.
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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!
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Tuesday 21st of June 2022
Love the post. What color is on the front door for the picture for Nantucket Green?
Thanks so much! Sharon
Saturday 24th of July 2021
Love that Nantucket Gray house. What color is on the front door?
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!