Ready to paint your home’s exterior but struggling to pick the right color? 

The exterior of your house is, obviously, the first impression that anyone gets from your home. You know you want to stand out, but you don’t want to be too dramatic or extreme. 

You know that you want your exterior paint colors to be inviting and beautiful at the same time, but you need some help with deciding on what those colors are.

Whether you’re struggling with inspiration or you just want some suggestions, here are some exterior paint ideas for the outside of your home. 

Neutral color painted house
Neutral house colors never go out of style

Neutral Exterior Paint Colors

Although “neutral shades” might sound boring, they really don’t have to be. Neutral house colors rarely go out of style, and they fit in well in any neighborhood. 

Exterior home colors in neutral shades like beige, cream, gray, or light brown can really give a home a sense of elegance and calm.

Using one of these neutral colors as your overall exterior paint color then gives you a lot of independence in your accent colors (trim, shutters, deck, etc.). 

You may want to accent your house with another neutral color, keeping that overall sense of tranquility around the place. Or, you may prefer to paint your exterior accents with bolder, brighter colors — it all depends on your personal taste and style. 

Bold blue house with red door
A combo of bold colors can make your house stand out

Bold Exterior Paint Colors

Maybe neutral shades just don’t work for you. You’re looking to go a little bolder with your exterior house colors.

Colors like green, red, and navy blue are great choices for homeowners who want their home to stand out yet still offer inviting warmth to all who pass by.

As you consider which house colors to pair together, you may want to pair bold colors with other bold colors, or you may want to balance out the bold shades with neutral accents.

Sage green goes nicely with deep rustic red accents orwith light grays or cream colors. 

Navy blue pairs well with white accents for a classic naval look. A bright red door or brown deck also looks nice with navy blue. 

Red is a particularly bold shade for house exterior colors. It is usually best accented with light, neutral colors such as white, gray, or brown.

Bright yellow house
Bright colors like yellow and light blue can be fun and cheerful

Bright Exterior Paint Colors 

Don’t be afraid to go bright, especially if you live in the south! Bright exterior home colors bring a sense of charm to any neighborhood, and they can really make your home pop out.

A bright white background will give your home a sense of clean elegance, and can be accented with bold, bright colors of your choice. A white home that is accented with dark rusty reds (especially on the roof) is reminiscent of traditional Southwestern-style homes. 

Yellow homes in any shade create a sense of warmth and sunshine. Yellow pairs great with white accents for a clean, crisp look. Light blues also look lovely on a yellow home. 

Bright pastels like sea green or blue create a clean, beachy energy around your house. Even if you don’t live near the beach, a brightly painted exterior can make it feel like summer vacation year-round. 

Get Painting! 

Now that you’ve got some ideas for exterior paint colors, all that’s left to do is to choose your colors and start the painting process! 

Our exterior painting services are tailored to fit your individual needs for your home.

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