Paint Ideas for Exterior House Colors

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    Exterior House Paint Colors

    Exterior House Paint Colors
    Benjamin Moore

    When spring and summer roll around--and often fall and winter, too--many homeowners' thoughts turn toward exterior house paint color. If you're lucky enough to have a house that can be painted (i.e., not made of a material with a "baked-in color," such as vinyl siding), your house is your canvas. The following color combinations come from major paint manufacturers who, not surprisingly, have a real knack for color coordination. Most of them also issue color trend reports for the...MORE upcoming year, available on their websites. Follow the trends or buck the trends? It's your choice.

    One example house color palette from Benjamin Moore:

    • Siding: Horizon Gray
    • Trim: Antique White
    • Porch roof gable panels and window sashes: Sea Pine
    • Porch roof beams and house eave brackets: Autumn Brown
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    Got a Suburban Ranch? Here's a Great Exterior Paint Scheme

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas
    Benjamin Moore

    Here's a trio of relaxing exterior paint colors for the style of house that is most commonly found in the U.S.- the "ranch" or "rambler" home.

    House colors from Benjamin Moore:

    • Siding: Interlude
    • Trim: White Dove
    • Shutters and front door: Townsend Harbor Brown
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    Stucco Exterior Paint Colors

    Exterior House Paint Schemes
    Dutch Boy

    Call it whatever you like- Tuscan, perhaps? This exterior paint idea combines the richness of earthen field colors with the crisp definition of the white trim.

    House colors from Dutch Boy:

    • Stucco: Nectar
    • Roof trim: Gridiron
    • Window trim: Insight
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    The Fresh Cape Cod White Exterior

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas

    It's hard to go wrong with a Cape Cod style exterior whether you are 100 feet or 100 miles from the ocean. This brisk Sawyer White from Valspar works in any geographic locale.

    House colors from Valspar:

    • Siding and trim: Sawyer White
    • Shutters: Vivid Blue
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    Victorian Exterior Colors- Clearly Striking but Not for Every House

    Exterior House Colors
    Benjamin Moore

    Most often this exterior paint color scheme works best on Victorian-style homes. When paired with the right architecture, the punch delivered by this palette is distinctive.

    House colors from Benjamin Moore:

    • Siding (main): High Park
    • Siding (accent): Garden Path
    • Trim: Bordeaux Red
    • Porch columns and balusters: Brilliant White
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    Robin's Egg Blue and White Exterior Colors

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas

    Here's a soft exterior paint color design that works well with traditional-style houses that have dormers and shutters to show off this Deep Twilight Blue from Valspar.

    House colors from Valspar:

    • Siding: Nostalgia
    • Trim: Du Jour
    • Shutters: Deep Twilight Blue
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    Wood Exterior Paint Colors - Stormy Variations

    Exterior House Color Designs
    Dutch Boy

    If you want serious and formal without being boring, Dutch Boy has an exterior house paint color scheme for you. This design utilizes their unique Thunder Storm exterior paint and conventional Hunter Green.

    House colors from Dutch Boy:

    • Siding (main): Lone Wolf
    • Siding (accent): Thunder Storm
    • Front door: Hunter Green
    • Trim: White C3-4
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    Tudor Exterior House Colors...For Your Neighborhood

    Exterior House Paint Pictures

    Valspar says that these exterior house paint colors were "inspired by the English Renaissance buildings of the 16th and early 17th centuries."

    Tudor colors were brought to the United States in the 1920s. Will they work today for Anytown U.S.A.?

    House colors from Valspar:

    • Siding: Homestead Resort Tea Room
    • Trim: Ivory Lace
    • Shutters: Swiss Chocolate
    • Front door: Tropical Nut
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    Classic House Paint Colors

    Exterior House Paint Color Gallery
    Dutch Boy

    The Boy (Dutch Boy, that is) gives us a classic look, with an exterior house paint color scheme that is easy to duplicate for your own house.

    House colors from Dutch Boy:

    • Siding: Moss Landing
    • Porch roof gable and storm window sashes: Wreath
    • Trim: Stream of Silver
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    Dutch Colonial House Paint Design

    Exterior Paint Pictures
    Benjamin Moore

    Another soft-and-simple exterior house paint color scheme, this from Benjamin Moore. Weston Flax comprises the easygoing yellow field, and Ice Mist is used for the crisp white trim.

    House colors from Benjamin Moore:

    • Siding: Weston Flax
    • Trim: Ice Mist