When it comes to finding the best exterior paint for your home, it's important to choose a color that captures your personal style, but it's also key that it complement the architecture of the house. "Choosing exterior color schemes can be a challenging but rewarding experience," says Sara McLean, color expert at Dunn-Edwards Paints. But where to begin? McLean suggests collecting inspirational images of homes you like, strolling through your neighborhood to see which exterior colors you're drawn to the most, and even analyzing the landscaping and "hardscaping" (wood, stucco, brick, and stone) that surrounds your house to determine which shades will look best with them. Here, we pinpoint seven popular house colors that work well with many types of homes.