When choosing an exterior paint color, you can’t go wrong with warm-toned neutrals. They’re universally well received, and they contrast nicely with white or black accents. Two particularly appealing shades of putty are Bamboo Screen by Dunn-Edwards and Cyprus Grass by Glidden.
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A mid-toned gray with a blue tinge, Valspar’s Café Blue will draw attention to your home’s exterior without making it an overwhelming presence on the block. The slate color pairs well with neutrals like black and white, although homeowners can also add pops of red for a bold contrast.
Do you want your home to look natural and earthy? Then consider painting the exterior a sage green color, such as Olympic Paint’s Lottery Winnings. Sage green brings a soothing atmosphere to your property, and it's available in a wide range of shades.
If you live near the beach, coastal colors can infuse the exterior of your home with a sunny glow. Choose something pale (like Behr’s Cream Puff) for an understated look, or for more drama, amp things up with hints of pink (like Behr’s Pale Coral).
Having trouble choosing a paint color? Play it safe by sticking with a neutral earthy shade like taupe, which looks great against landscaping and won’t go out of style. A solid option is Tony Taupe by Sherwin-Williams. It’s subtle but has enough visual heft to set your house apart from the average beige abode.
A stately gray feels stable and enduring, which is exactly how you want prospective buyers to view your home. Pratt & Lambert’s Monumental shade also has hints of purple, so your home will stand out from the crowd, but in an understated way.
A coat of red paint can make any home feel modern, bold, and inviting. Just be sure to choose a subdued shade, like Pittsburgh Paint’s Rum Raisin, to prevent your facade from looking disturbingly bright.