9 Awesome Exterior Color Combinations for Your Home

9 Awesome Exterior Color Combinations for Your Home
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    When you paint your home, will your new paint colors fit your neighborhood?

    Would yellow be too bold? Do you want one accent, or two, or--like some Victorians--four?


Selecting paint colors can become overwhelming. The Sherwin-Williams company alone sells over 1500 colors, and combining two or more shades gives you thousands and thousands of possible combinations. You’ve also got specific trends to think about: modern, craftsman, neutral, or Victorian throwback. How do you choose?

Whether you’re looking for something neutral, striking, or bold, we have ideas for you. Read on for ideas on nine exterior color combinations.

1. Black With an Accent Color

According to Consumer Reports, the latest color trends feature dark shades.

All-black exteriors are growing in popularity because they’re so different from what has been done in the past. Use bold colors for an additional color pop.

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2. Gray and White

When homeowners gravitate towards dark exterior house colors but avoid black, they often choose dark or slate gray.

Classic gray colors have been used for generations but once again feel modern. Adding white trim for an accent color will sharpen the lines and make the gray really stand out.

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3. White With Black

White, the most popular house color, goes with almost everything. Add black accents to make the house look more modern and give it a crisp domino effect.

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4. Red and White

Red and white invokes the feeling of a classic brick home. If your home has brick walls, brighten it up with a white accent or choose a bold color.

However, if your home has brick walls, you don’t have to feel limited to plain brick. painting brick will give you more color options.

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5. Golden Neutral With White

Golden shades of beige or caramel look natural, warm, and inviting, and create a nice background for whatever accent you choose.

Add white house paint to brighten up the look, or choose an accent color with the same warm tones.

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6. Sky Blue and White

A blue house with a white trim makes the viewer think of the sky, the sea, and open spaces. You’ll see this combination used especially often on seaside homes, but it fits in anywhere.

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7. Yellow and White

While a bold yellow might be an overwhelming choice, the classic combination of pale yellow with white trim makes a house look bright and welcoming.

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8. Yellow, Red, and Sage

Like so many Victorian color combinations, this trio brightens the neighborhood and makes a statement at the same time.

Use sage for the body, yellow or cream for major accents, and red or burgundy for accents such as window sills.

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9. Monochrome

A monochrome paint job can accent details about your home that might otherwise go unnoticed.

For instance, a single house color can accent the architectural shape and features of a home, instead of distracting viewers with bright window frames or gingerbread trim.

Create contrast by adding colorful flower beds or other features.

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Choose Your Perfect Exterior Color Combinations

Choosing exterior color combinations doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you choose modern, neutral, natural, or Victorian, you can find styles and examples that work for you.

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