The Best Exterior Colors For Homes

Choosing the right color for your home exterior can be stressful. You want to give your home a personality and make it feel unique, but not so unique it becomes an eyesore to the neighborhood. But with so many options available, it can be challenging to know which colors to choose.

Today, we will walk you through some of the best colors for home exteriors and why we recommend them. 

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WHITE EXTERIORS

A home with a fresh coat of off-white paint.

White is a classic and timeless color, which makes it an excellent option for any home exterior. White reflects a lot of light, which gives the home a natural vibrance. It also looks very clean, especially if it is properly cared for. 

Absolute whites can be a little overwhelming, though, and that’s why many people lean toward an off-white or cream color. These colors have all the benefits of pure white, but it pulls back on the vibrance for a slightly more subtle look. 

If you’re looking for white, the base white color from Sherwin Williams is the standard choice. If you want more of a cream option, something like SW 7008 Alabaster is a good choice. 

GRAY EXTERIORS

A home painted with Iron Ore gray paint.

Gray is another popular option because it offers a sleek and sophisticated look, and it goes well with other neutral colors. Since gray is a neutral color itself, it also goes well with various materials. Gray also hides dirt better than white, which is another great benefit. 

For a light gray, SW 7015 Repose Gray is a very popular option. If you’re looking for something a bit darker, something like SW 7069 Iron Ore is another good choice that is very popular right now. 

Gray is also a very popular color for interior projects.

BLUE EXTERIORS

A freshly painted blue home exterior.

If you’re looking for something that stands out a little more, going with a blue exterior color is an excellent option. A nice blue color will help your home stand out while still creating a high-class look. Blues are also very popular in coastal neighborhoods, and they look especially nice with white accents. 

For a beautiful blue, we recommend PPG 1160-5 Blue Beads

GREEN EXTERIORS

A home exterior with a newly painted light green paint.

Green is an interesting choice but in the right environment, it can look fantastic. Greens can give your home a calming look that evokes nature, which makes it a great option for rural homes. Green also works well against natural materials like wood or stone. 

For a light green, we recommend Sherwin Williams SW 6211 Rainwashed, and for a darker shade, SW 6216 Jasper is an excellent choice.

BEIGE EXTERIORS

A home with a freshly painted beige exterior.

Beige is another timeless color that goes well with just about anything. You can pair it with neutral colors or with bold accents while still maintaining a cohesive look. Beige colors also usually match well with any roof option. For a light beige, SW 7036 Accessible Beige is the go-to option. If you want something a bit darker and more earthy, SW 7038 Tony Taupe is a great choice. 


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