Exterior Paint Color Ideas

Rutuja Jathar Oct 21, 2018
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Choosing the best exterior color for your dwelling is a tough task if you are not an expert on paint color ideas. Here is some help.
It actually takes an expert to judge the right colors and materials to turn a newly built house into a dream house. A single wrong choice made about the exterior paint can ruin the beauty, and take away all the glory. This might adversely affect your interior decor as well.
Choosing wrong colors, in a wrong combination, can be an expensive mistake that no one would like to commit. The given information will definitely help you to be an expert while choosing the exterior colors for your new home.
The exterior of your house is the first thing that your visitors get to know about you. It is a representation of your style statement, and conveys a general idea to the visitor. Hence, a little bit of logical reasoning is expected when you choose the paint for your house.

Things To Consider While Choosing Exterior House Paint


Choose the color which suits, and at the same time, stands out in accordance with your neighboring houses. Also, avoid letting the neighboring houses overwhelm the charm that your house reflects.

Standard Practice

When it comes to exterior house paint, many people generally prefer the typical gray, tan, and white combination. They abstain from being bold and innovative, as they prefer to give their home a standardized look.


The most important thing is to consider the locality. A house in the tropical region looks trendy when colored with reflective and light color schemes, while those in other places look just great when colored in pastel shades.
The colors that you choose must gel with the environment. By surroundings, you must also consider the plantation and vegetation that you have in your vicinity. Enough color contrast must be maintained as per the color of your plantations and the exterior of the house.

Exterior Paint Colors

One question remains about which color goes well with windows and roofing. Here are some ideas for the same.

Window Colors

If your house has vinyl windows, don't even think about painting it in dark colors. Vinyl tends to expand in the sunlight, and it will expand more when painted with dark colors. It is wise to choose white color for both, vinyl sidings as well as the trims. This will give your windows a classy look, just the same as good old wooden windows.
Painting windows with brighter color than the exterior wall will enhance the look of the exterior as well as the window itself. However, do not color it white if you have selected much darker shades for the exterior walls. This will create too much of a contrast. Instead, choose almond or any such color, and the window will look more than just attractive.
Windows with metal or wood have many other options, as they look great with brick walls. Try mid tone to dark colors for such windows; they will certainly gel with the atmosphere, and the exterior color scheme as well.

Roofing Colors

Roof is the most prominent fixture of your house. Choose warm colors like brown.
If you have selected colors like green, olive, blue, or shades of yellow, then paint the roofing gray.
If you have a metal roofing, try to avoid the traditional exterior house colors.
Don't leave the brick walls plain, just because they are bricks. Painting them will definitely add glamor to your house. You can add accent colors to highlight several areas of the house. Always remember that accent color must be in a lighter shade than the original exterior color. This will enhance the uniqueness of your house.
Follow the painting tips and techniques, and use any color that suits your taste. If you follow the given guidelines, surely your house will be a real surprise when you finish coloring it. What are you waiting for? Go and paint your world!
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