5 Exterior Paint Colors & Design Inspiration

March 30, 2017 3 min read

View of the front of a house with a white porch, a green door and green window shutters.

With longer days and the weather warming up in Pennsylvania, we’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors again! While you’re soaking up the sun, you may want to take a look at the exterior of your home. Is the paint dull, chipped or worn-looking? Then you may want to think about painting the exterior of your home this spring.


Whether you’re going with a bold look or a more classic style, the exterior of your home is a great way to showcase your personal style. In need of exterior inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Read about some of our favorite color palettes before you stop in for exterior paint!


Best Exterior Color Schemes for Your Home

1. Beige with White Trim and a Pop of Color

Classic and beautiful, you can never go wrong choosing neutral colors for the exterior of your home. By painting your home a shade of beige (we love Benjamin Moore’s White Oaks) and pairing it with a white or an off-white trim (like Benjamin Moore’s American White), your home will give off feelings of elegance and heritage. Looking for a way for your home to stand out from the rest of the houses on your block? Try painting your front door a bold color, like a bright blue or green! The great thing about choosing neutral colors is that they will match any pop of color you would like to add.


2. Blue with White Trim and a Pop of Royal Purple

Wondering how you can incorporate Benjamin Moore’s 2017 color of the year into the exterior of your home? Shadow is the perfect color to paint your front door! Pair it with a pale blue color for your siding and a crisp white for your trim. Blue evokes calm and relaxing emotions, so when you have guests over, they will feel comfortable from the moment they arrive!


3. Try a Shade of Yellow

Whether you’re looking for a more neutral and creamy shade, or you want to make your home pop by choosing a brighter shade, yellow is a wonderful choice to make your home stand out for all of the right reasons! Choosing yellow for the siding of your home is a great choice because of all the colors it goes with. You can play it safe by choosing neutral colors for your trim and shutters, or you can create a contrast by choosing a robin’s egg blue or sage green for the shutters.


4. Try Using a Stain

Stains aren’t strictly for decks. They can be used on the exterior of your home as well! Just like with traditional paint, there is a wide range of stain choices to choose from. No matter what style your home is, midrange hues typically look the best on exterior siding. Pair your stain with white trim, pillars and doors for a classically beautiful look!


5. Use Multiple Shades of One Color

While you may be worried that sticking to one color may be boring, if done correctly, it can be a great look for the exterior of your home! No matter what color you choose, identify an accent piece of your home (window frames, shutters or trim) and paint them either a darker or lighter shade of your main color. Try to add a fun pop of color somewhere, but be sure to choose one that complements your main color.


Paint Stores in Pennsylvania

Whether you’re looking for interior or exterior paint, we have you covered! All three of our PA locations offer a huge selection of the highest-quality paints and stains for all of your home improvement projects. For more information or any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us today or to stop in to one of our stores!

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