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Exterior Paint Color Schemes
White is Classic, Versatile, and Timeless
First up is classic white. It may surprise you to learn that white is the most popular exterior color, whether on the body, trim, or accent of a house. It's neutral, so it combines effortlessly with almost any other color.
It's versatile enough for any style of home, and we have varied architecture across Cincinnati. White is also timeless - it never goes out of style.
Dark Grays contrast well with white, too. And when white or another light neutral adorns the body and trim of the house, you can liven things up with a vibrant color on the front door.
Blues from Relaxed to Dignified
A pale blue on the exterior body such as Bluebell (SW 6793), Dockside Blue (SW 7601), or Sky Fall (SW 9049) will give your home a light and airy feel. Combine this with a neutral like Classic Ivory (SW 0051) or Restoration Ivory (SW 6413).
Earth Tones for an Organic Impression
You might favor a reserved, handsome appearance. Browns, tans, beiges, and creams give home exteriors a natural look that blends with surrounding vegetation.
Add a hint of individuality with accent colors like burgundy, olive green, violet, clay orange, sunny yellow, brick red, or sky blue.
Quality paint manufacturers offer endless combinations in earth tones. One example is Mesa Tan (SW 7695) for the exterior body, trimmed with Grounded (SW 6089), and accented with Sundried Tomato (SW 7585).
Other stunning earth tone paint color combos include:
- Softer Tan (SW 6141) on the body, Foothills (SW 7514) for trim, and a Darkroom (SW 7083) accent.
- Anjou Pear (SW 6381), Jersey Cream (SW 6379), and Warm Stone (SW 7032).
- Antique White (SW 6119), Roycroft Suede (SW 2842), and Creamy (SW 7012).
- Perfect Greige (SW 6073), Pure White (SW 7005), and Naval (SW 6244) blue.
- Downing Earth (SW 2820), Dover White (SW 6385), and Spiced Cider (SW 7702).
- Ecru (SW 6135), Burlap (SW 6137), and Polished Mahogany (SW 2838).
Is your home stucco? For the body, consider a light Latte (SW 6108) or darker Renwick Rose Beige (SW 2804). Edamame (SW 7729) green makes a great accent color in either case.
Bold is Uniquely Beautiful
You've seen homes painted in vivid pinks, blinding yellows, glowing oranges, and rowdy purples. It's usually a special someone who chooses bright house colors like these, and for a specific purpose.
But there's a difference between bright (dazzling, intense, flashy) and bold (striking, confident, distinctive). Our painters enjoy working with bold exterior paint color schemes because of the 'wow' factor during and after the project.
For a bold look in red, try a rich Red Barn (SW 7591) on the body and Alabaster (SW 7008) as a neutral trim. Others include Luxurious Red (SW 6314), Rambling Rose (SW 6305), or Show Stopper (SW 7588).
Like lively greens? Check out Sheraton Sage (SW 0014), Rural Green (SW 6418), or Derbyshire (SW 6741). How about cheerful yellows? Consider Bee's Wax (SW 7682), Restrained Gold (SW 6129), or Butter Up (SW 6681). Got a thing for purple? Maybe you'll like Elation (SW 6827), Purple Passage (SW 6551), or Gentle Grape (SW 9074).
You can choose a neutral for the body and stand out with a bold-colored front door. Or pick bold for the body, complimented by a soft white or cream trim color. There are endless tints and shades within each color family.
How to Choose Exterior Paint Color Schemes
Choosing exterior paint colors is a fun and rewarding process. Request a consultation from our color specialist if you want professional guidance. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Consider the size of your home and the presence or personality you want it to portray.
- Marketable curb appeal is always important, whether or not you’re ready to sell.
- Exterior paint color schemes last many years. Make it your own so you love the look of your home.
- Use software like the Sherwin-Williams Color Tool to help you visualize different exterior paint color schemes.
Contact us today to schedule a free painting estimate.
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