It is just amazing to me how much of a difference exterior house colors can make to the entire look of the home. I wish we had some before photos of how our house looked before we changed the exterior paint colors so you could truly see the transformation. Before it was a brownish orange color with brown shutters -- yuck. You could sort of tell that there was some really lovely traditional architecture behind those ugly colors, but it was quite masked by the color palette. After much consideration, we opted for an all blue palette for the new exterior house paint -- a grey Wedgwood blue for the siding and then a classic richer navy for the shutters.
Who knew that picking out exterior house colors would be such a long and drawn out process. Before I dove into this process, I really thought that picking out new house paint colors would be as simple as popping into the store, grabbing a swatch, and getting started. Boy was I wrong (well at least for our family). First of all, there are about a million different types of paint to choose from before you even get to the part about picking out the color. We needed to find the formula that would cover our special weather and hurricane resistant house siding since we live on the coast. We knew we wanted to pick a sandy shade that would accent the beautiful natural surroundings around the home.
Picking the right exterior house colors is such an important part of the landscaping process. I know that most people only think about picking out plants and trees when start planning out their landscape design, but your exterior paint ideas actually play a huge role in the types you should choose and the color palettes that will look good. Take this house, for example, the subtle blue gray shade of the siding is the perfect backdrop to the rich green tones of the evergreen bushes and flowering shrubs that line the foundation. That particular shade of paint makes the bright green hues "pop" beautifully. Now, if they had used a burnt orange paint (a popular shade for 2020) the green shading of their plants would have looked "off" against the home.
I don't know why the right exterior house colors are so dang hard to pick out and finalize! This is not a photo of our home (I wish!) but I do love the overall look the they achieved with their landscaping and house colour. The white with grey shutters is exceptionally simple, yet the pairing creating a very luxurious and elegant look that accentuates the stunning architectural detailing that they are blessed to have. We also have a brick home but it is very different architecturally (a simple ranch style home with shutters). While I know that we will never be able to achieve the same level of grandeur that they have with this home, I would love to mimic their exterior house paint colors in an attempt to replicate their curbside feel.
This architect or designs did exceptionally well choosing exterior house colors that captured the modern style of the home while still blending in well with the beachy community where it is located. I have always thought that the best exterior house paint is generally light colors that brings out the shades of the hardscaping elements around it. I love a bright pop of green against creamy white brick or wood because the contrast makes for a much more visually appealing statement when you walk or drive of to the house. I don't know if you have noticed, but a lot of the darker homes in just about any exterior house paint colors photo gallery you will see seem pretty drab and foreboding.
I love the sunshiny yellow exterior house colors that this family chose for their gorgeous home. I actually found this house when I was looking in galleries on here for landscaping ideas for front of house, but it was the back yard that really intrigued me. First of all, the yellow paint color really intrigued me because I had never really thought to do something so bold for the outside. But the combination of bright yellow against the bold green shades of the lawn and hedges is such a beautiful and rich contrast and exactly what I really hope to achieve for our property. I am not sure if this shade falls under the trendier exterior paint colors 2020 but, honestly, I probably don't care because I like the shade enough to take a risk and try something different.