Improve Your Curb Appeal With These Hot Summer Paint Colors

How to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal With Paint Color

Great curb appeal is more than just nice landscaping and a few potted plants on your porch. Whether you're planning to sell your home, or would like to fall in love again with your home's exterior, the right paint color can really improve curb appeal. The fun thing about color outside your home is that you can take chances and use colors that may not work with your interior color scheme.

These seven fun and summery paint colors can...MORE add just the right amount of energy to your home's exterior, without a major exterior repainting job. Bright and bold exterior colors are best as accents, (though there is an undeniable charm of a yellow or aqua home with black shutters and white trim.)

The secret to using bold colors to increase curb appeal is to have a decorating plan in mind before you start. Your exterior can benefit from its own color scheme so you know that everything will work together to create gorgeous and welcoming curb appeal.

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    Hot Colors to Boost Your Curb Appeal. @Benjamin Moore

    If a big part of your curb appeal concern is the entire exterior of your home, you might be considering changing your house color entirely. 

    Benjamin Moore's Straw is a buttery yellow paint color, but is soft and neutral enough for an entire home in the right setting. When choosing exterior paint, always remember to sample carefully. An exterior paint job entails so much effort and expense, that you'll need to get it right the first time. 

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    Boost Your Curb Appeal With Color. ©Benjamin Moore

     Benjamin Moore's Azure Water is not only gorgeous as a front door color, but can be used for outdoor furniture and paintable accessories as well. This beautiful aqua is toned down, which makes it very easy to coordinate with other colors outside. 

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    Boost Your Curb Appeal With Color. ©Clark+Kensington

    A sunny yellow is a surprisingly perfect choice for a front door paint color. If you love the look of a white home with dark shutters, a yellow front door can add that much-needed pop of color, while showing your creative side with a non-traditional door color. Choosing the right yellow paint color for your front door can be a little tricky, as green or orange undertones may be lurking. Be sure to sample your color before committing. 

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    Try These Colors to Boost Your Curb Appeal. ©PPG Voice of Color

    Blue Paisley was chosen as PPG Voice of Color's 2015 Color of the Year. Crisp and clear blues like this one will be popular for years to come. 

    When choosing a blue for your exterior curb appeal, a crisp blue with a hint of green undertone works well with the natural elements surrounding your house. Blue with gray undertones can look drab next to bright green foliage. A vibrant blue paint color not only works as a fun front door color, but can be added as a pop of color for porch decor, and...MORE garden decorations.

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    Boost Your Curb Appeal With Color. ©PPG Pittsburgh Paint

    Red exterior accent colors are wildly popular. If you'd like to transform your curb appeal, try Pittsburgh Paints Firecracker for a big change.

    Unlike the traditional primary red used on countless front doors, this red has a hint of orange, making it a focal point, especially surrounded by lush green landscaping. When you are choosing a vivid red or orange paint color, sampling is essential so you can find the right one. 

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    Boost Your Curb Appeal With Color. ©Sherwin-Williams

    With the greenery that surrounds most homes, it's hard to imagine that a green paint color could play a role in boosting your home's curb appeal. The secret to using green as an accent outdoors is to keep it light and bright so that it enhances the foliage nearby instead of getting lost in it.

    A lively green paint color like Sherwin-Williams' Dancing Green would be fun for the front door of a Mid-Century Modern or Craftsman style home. Large ceramic  pots and fountains look brilliant...MORE in bright green, especially against a dark exterior.

    Don't be afraid to combine bright and fun summer colors together when creating your exterior color scheme. With a neutral or white exterior, you can add more than one bright accent color to freshen up your curb appeal.

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    Boost Your Curb Appeal With Color. ©Sherwin-Williams

    How can a bright fuchsia improve your home's curb appeal? In small doses! Think of vibrant fuchsia as a paint color to sprinkle around your home's exterior. This color is gorgeous and fun, but may be too bright for your own front door. Sherwin-Williams Cherries Jubilee is sweet for window boxes, porch furniture, or as a color match for potted flowers. 

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