These 10 Stucco Paint Ideas Go Beyond Classic Tan

An unexpected color can give your home a big personality

White stucco painted house with tall cactus in front with sunlight

The Spruce / Almar Creative

Stucco, a cement-like mixture made of sand, lime, and water, has been around for centuries and used for the exteriors of homes. It's just as beautiful today as it was eons ago. The look of a stucco house evokes the relaxation you get at an exotic island destination, a Tuscan or French country home, or a Mediterranean or desert locale. The colors you consider for your stucco home can skew classic, go earthy neutral, or go beyond the expected with whimsical bright colors or dramatic dark tones.

  • Color Family: Varies; neutrals, earth tones, and more
  • Complementary Colors: Varies; neutrals and earthy tones naturally go well together
  • Pairs Well With: Flat roofs, clay tile roofing material, all types of shingles, and metal roofing materials
  • Mood: Depends on the color, but most are breezy and tropical
  • Where to Use: Mainly used for exteriors, it can be used indoors to give walls texture

Here are 10 of the most stunning stucco paint colors for home exteriors.

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    Classic Tan

    Tan stucco house

    Instagram / josephpauldavis

    Stucco is traditionally painted a neutral color like this classic tan beauty shared by interior designer Jospeh Paul Davis from southern Florida. Take a look at all of the classic and experimental colors for stucco exteriors that look chic and modern.

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    Stark White

    White stucco house with arched windows / Instagram

    This stunning home from Sans-Arc Studio in South Australia is painted a clean, crisp white that feels utterly Mediterranean and coastal. The arched steel windows and doorways add a modern, industrial feel to the home, while the clay brick fencing keeps it earthy and breezy. White stucco may mean a little extra effort in keeping your home clean, but it's a cool, modern choice for any home.

    It's recommended that you clean your stucco once a year. Average power washers are not suitable for cleaning stucco; the water's power can cause cracks and other damage.

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    Bright Pink

    Pink stucco house
    Taco Architecture

    Bright, colorful homes are common in desert areas and it's clear to see why. This bold pink stucco home from Taco Architecture in Merida, Mexico, is eye-catching and fun, and is great inspiration. The bright pink hue against the wooden shutters feels earthy and warm.

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    Black stucco house

    Instagram / theethicalagent

    This black stucco home pictured by Dominque Madden, a real estate agent in the Los Angeles area, is chic, modern, and stands out. Black paint requires more upkeep than lighter choices, but it tells the rest of the world that you're not afraid to break from norms and be noticed.

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    Earthy and Rustic

    Dark green stucco house

    thatkentuckygrl / Instagram

    Another popular stucco color is green. This photo from Courtney Rae in Louisville, Kentucky, shows how rustic green can instantly change a home's style. It turns a modern beachy home look into a vintage-inspired, almost mysterious abode that genuinely stands out.

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    Shutter Colors

    Stucco house with green shutters

    curtisandwindham / Instagram

    This Spanish colonial from Curtis and Windham Architects of Houston, Texas, gives off major European vibes with its light tan paint color and deep green shutters. To add a little color to your stucco home without a total facelift, painting your shutters a darker, more vibrant shade helps the house stand out. 

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    Dusty Light Pink

    Light pink stucco house with white accents / Instagram

    There's just something about a dusty pale pink house. This 1920s historic home in Wisconsin, the Henry Werner-Stateson House, feels welcoming and homey. Light pink is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to add a little color to their stucco home without going too bold or bright.

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    Charming Blue

    Blue stucco house with blue shutters
    Very Fine House

    A blue house is playful, charming, and cozy. This Salt Lake City home featured by Very Fine House shows how well blue works on stucco. This home uses a monochromatic palette, including lighter blue siding and darker blue shutters. 

    If you are having your home constructed and want a stucco exterior, the quickest and least expensive way to get the color you want is for the stucco professionals to tint the stucco before application. If you don't like the color, you can paint over the stucco with ordinary exterior house paint.

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    House with brick and stucco

    phenxstucco / Instagram

    Painting stucco gray, like this home featured by PhenX Stucco and Siding company in Ontario, Canada, translates to a contemporary vibe that feels updated and fresh. It works well with other materials like brick or stone and is a lovely way to give your home depth while keeping it neutral.

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    Lime Green Accents

    White stucco house with lime green accents

    cottage_a_day / Instagram

    This white stucco home gives off a wonderfully beachy vibe with a twist of nature. The house is typical white, featuring an earthy, lime green front door and garage. The burst of color adds a little playfulness to the style and upgrades the home's curb appeal.