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12 Trending Home Exterior Colors

When considering a new exterior color scheme for your home, there are some tried-and-true combinations that will always be in style. But if you want to go big, there are some color updates trending you'll want to consider. Here are 12 exterior house colors that will be hot in the years to come.

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Blues and grays have been a popular exterior color for the last decade. Now designers are combining the two for blue-gray tones that result in a welcoming color choice for home exteriors. The hue is a great complement to stonework and wood trim.

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An Unexpected Pairing

An emerging trend is to paint a home in two hues that normally wouldn’t be found in the same exterior color scheme. For example, try popular exterior house colors like a gray on the siding with turquoise accents or a warm green with shutters in a cooler green hue.

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Pick Primary Popular Exterior House Colors

Mix and match reds, blues and yellows for your popular exterior house colors. Try a sunny yellow with a deep blue.

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Wood for Warmth

Warm up nearly any home’s exterior color with wood, which works extremely well when paired with a medium to dark color. And try wood shake siding, wood shutters or a wood garage door.

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Updated Yellow

Prepare your home for an exterior color update. Bright yellow is out, but deeper mustard yellows are trending. And mustard tones go well with both browns and whites as accent popular exterior house colors. So try Classic Gold (PPU6-17) from Behr.

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Try Stain

Instead of using a bold exterior color on your home’s all-over exterior. And try stain, which works well on a variety of home styles. Then use a bold pop of color on your home’s front door.

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Rich Greens

Greens, particularly sage and olive exterior color hues, work well with Craftsman-style homes. And while the color is rich, greens allow a home’s design to shine. So try Renwick Olive (SW 2815) from Sherwin-Williams.

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Classic White

White as an exterior color never goes out of style. And the classic look can be updated with a bold front door and colorful landscaping.

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Ocean Blues and Greens

Ocean blues, greens and aquas are a welcome update to the pale blues of yesterday. Prepare your home’s exterior for painting and try pairing a seaside aqua hue with ivory for a refreshing look.

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Peaches and Cream

It’s not quite pink, not quite orange. Trending peach and apricot evoke a warm feel and work well in nearly every part of the country. And pair peach with black and white for a classic look, or try greens for an unexpected twist.

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With the explosion of minimalist modern styles, layers of black are trending as a striking home exterior color. Blacks pair well with brick and wood and will work with both primary exterior home colors and grays for accents.

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Updated Neutrals

Classic and popular exterior house colors such as tan and beige are getting an upgrade. And whether your home is a traditional Victorian, Colonial or a Craftsman bungalow, gray-beige or a warm tan will look nice. Try as Colonial Revival Stone (SW 2827) from Sherwin-Williams. And it pairs well with classic white and black, along with a door painted in a deep burgundy or a classic wood stain.

Rachel Brougham
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