Let’s face it: making your home’s exterior look great isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, money and effort to find the right colors and materials that will make your home look amazing. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult! If you don’t want to spend weeks looking up paint colors online and testing them out in real life, this guide will help you pick the best-looking exterior paint colors for your home—without all that hassle.
Warm Earth Tones
If you’re looking for a paint color that will warm up your home’s exterior, consider one of these warm earth tones. Reds and oranges are obvious choices, but yellows also fit well into this category. These colors look great in rooms with lots of natural light–especially during the summer months when they can be especially bright. Yellow is also ideal for rooms with minimal natural light since it tends to reflect light back onto walls and surfaces (which makes them appear brighter).
Yellow has been shown to reduce stress levels by stimulating the brain’s production of serotonin (a neurotransmitter responsible for mood), so it may make sense to use this color on exterior trim around windows where people will spend most time looking out onto their yards or gardens!
Cool Earth Tones
Cool earth tones are colors that have a cool or green hue. They include:
- Neutral tones like beige, gray and black
- Earthy browns and burnt orange hues
- Warm yellows, oranges, reds and blues.
Blue is a cool color, and it has a calming effect. It’s great for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens because it makes you feel relaxed and serene.
Blue is also an excellent choice if you want to create an elegant space that will make your home look beautiful even when it’s dark outside or the weather isn’t cooperating with your plans to spend time outdoors. These colors will help you get the most out of your outdoor living area by making sure that no matter what happens outside of those walls, they’ll always be able to provide comfort inside them.
Blue-green: A blue-green exterior paint color is a classic choice that works well with a variety of styles and architectural features. The lightness of the shade will make your home look larger, while its cool tone will help keep it from feeling too heavy or overpowering in summer months when temperatures rise above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius).
Blue-purple: This shade has a similar effect as blue-green, but with more drama. It’s bold and striking without being overwhelming; think of it as an accent color for your exterior walls–we recommend using it on just one wall or two at most!
Blue-gray: One of our favorite options for those who want something masculine but not too dark (or too bright), this hue pairs well with any number of materials such as wood siding or brick veneer homes alike. It also works great with white trimming around windows and doors because it offsets these elements beautifully without making them seem duller than usual due to their lack of color contrast against darker hues like browns/black etc.. This type should be avoided if there are small children around since they may find themselves slipping off ledges due to their inability to see clearly when walking across wet surfaces due lack thereof
Earth Tones with a Twist
Earth tones are colors that are naturally found in the earth. These colors include browns, greens and yellows. Earth tones can be used to make your home look more appealing by making it appear more natural.
Warm Reds and Yellows
- Warm Reds and Yellows
Red and yellow are warm colors. They can be used for trim, the front door, or awnings.
Cool Blue-Greens and Browns
Blue-green is a great color for your home’s exterior. It complements the natural brown of the roof, and it’s also complementary to white trim. Blue-green can be used on the trim of your house as well as on the walls, so if you have an older home with minimal siding, consider painting some of it blue-green!
Blue-green is also easy to work with when choosing paint colors for your exterior because it works well with so many other shades: blues, greens (naturally), grays and browns–even black! If you want something more subtle than bright yellow but aren’t sure where else to start looking around town then try using some cool blues or greens instead – they’ll look great both inside AND out!
Cool Greys, Blues, and Whites
Cool colors are best for homes in climates with cold winters. They look good with natural materials like wood, stone and stucco–and they’re also great for modern homes with lots of glass. Cooler tones work well on contemporary designs because they provide a nice contrast to warmer colors like yellows and reds.
- Cool Greys: These shades have a slightly blue base that can make them appear more neutral than other grey hues. They’re ideal for pairing with white trim or accents on your home’s exterior because they won’t clash as easily as warmer greys might do!
- Cool Blues: If you want something bolder than standard navy blue paint but not so intense as navy-black (or even black!), try one of these light blues instead! It’ll add some personality without being too heavy-handed about it – plus it will help your house stand out from others nearby better than any other tone would do alone!
Making your home exteriors look great is easier than you think.
- Choose the right paint color for your home’s exterior.
- Choose the right paint color for your home’s interior.
- Choose the right paint color for your trim, if applicable (e.g., window frames).
We hope this article has helped you understand the basics of exterior paint colors. There are so many options out there, but we think that these are some of the best choices for most homes. The key is to choose colors that complement each other and look good together as a group. If you’re unsure about how well an earth tone would work with some blues or reds from our list above, try painting a small section of your wall first before committing to an entire room! You can also experiment with different tones within each color family (like cool blues versus warm blues), which will give even more variety without overwhelming your eye when viewed together.#ENDWRITE