Exterior House Paint Color Ideas

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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 paintable house (i.e., not a material with a "baked-in color," such as vinyl siding), your house siding 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 upcoming...MORE year, available on their websites. Follow the trends or buck the trends? It's your choice.


    House colors 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 Your Exterior Paint Color

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas
    Benjamin Moore

    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? But this exterior paint idea combines the richness of the earthen field color 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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    Fresh Cape Cod White Exterior Colors

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas
    Valspar

    It's hard to go wrong with a Cape Cod-style exterior paint color--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: Not for Every House

    Exterior House Colors
    Benjamin Moore

    You have to have a certain kind of house to pull off this exterior paint color design; namely, Victorian. It's not just the multiplicity of colors, but the punch they deliver.


    House colors from Benjamin Moore:


    • Siding (main): High Park
    • Siding (accent): Garden Path
    • Trim: Bordeaux Red
    • Porch columns and ballusters: Brilliant White

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    Robin's Egg Blue and White Exterior Colors

    Exterior House Paint Color Ideas
    Valspar

    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

    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