Shades of Green
Use two to three shades of green and try to stick to a monochromatic color palette. Some good shades of green are celery green, moss green, and olive green. The lightness and airiness of celery green nicely offset with the more somber and dark moss green and olive green. These three shades of green work beautifully for a house exterior, particularly a split level or Cape Cod style house. Use the celery green for the walls and olive and moss green for sidings, trims, and window trimmings.
Pristine White and Blue
This exterior house color works well in a Spanish or Mediterranean style home. This color looks great if you live in a place which receives plenty of sunlight or your property faces a water body like an ocean or a lake. Paint the house in pristine white and for painting trimmings and sidings, choose either a bright hue of blue like turquoise, azure and teal blue or a lighter shade of blue like periwinkle, powder blue or steel blue. Painting the house in white color also makes the house cooler.
Yellow and Chocolate Brown
If you live in a cold climate, then choose an exterior paint color to that would make your house appear bright. Warm colors like shades of yellow or even orange can give a bright look for the house exterior. A cottage style house looks great in warm yellow shades. Paler shades of yellow like maize yellow and Naples yellow also works well. To give such an airy and warm color balanced and cohesive look, chocolate-brown should be used as a paint color for painting trimmings, shutters, and sidings.
Plum and Beige
For a Queen Anne or Victorian style house, one of the best exterior house color combinations is plum and beige. A light shade of plum when used as an accent color for window sashes, shutters and sidings look great with an all beige house color. A plain and almost flat color like beige is enhanced when paired with a bold color like plum. You can also choose colors like khaki, tan and off white to complement this color scheme.
Keep in Mind
While selecting a color scheme for your house exteriors, you need to keep in mind, the architectural style of the house, the kind of weather and terrain where the house stands, how well it would blend with the rest of the neighborhood. The last factor might not seem important to you, but you need to make sure that the house exterior paint that you choose for your home, blends with the neighboring houses and do not stick out like a sore thumb. A Dutch Colonial Revival style house with curved eaves would look best in light and neutral tones of paint as opposed to dark somber paint hues.