It is crazy how something as seemingly simple as house paint colors, can totally revamp the look of not just the structure but the whole property as well. Most of my friends told me that some form of a charcoal shade would be the best for us because there are so many colors that go with gray. We have a lot going on between the natural stone, the metal and wood accents, and all of the greenery in our landscape. So I wanted something pretty neutral and universal that would go with everything while still looking current. Now that we have this awesome color up on the siding, I think that I want to turn my attention to some new landscaping ideas for front of house to take this makeover even further.
After going through the process of picking out house paint colors, I have to say that it is not for the faint of heart haha. It is utterly crazy to me how many different elements that you have to consider when you are choosing something as seemingly simple as exterior paint colors. I figured that I go to the store, find a swatch I like and then -- boom -- we are done. I suppose that you could just do that, but then our landscaper told us that we should hold that swatch up against our driveway, our stone, the light fixtures, and even some of our shrubs in order to see how it looks with everything. I was so surprised to see that it actually did not look good! So back to the drawing board we went until I finally settled on this nice beigey grey. It is certainly not easy to design your own house, but I do have to say that it is super rewarding.
House paint colors can be a very personal decision because you want them to reflect your personal style, but at the same time also create a window into the world for you to portray yourself. A lot of people think that you don't have to worry about such decisions if you pick from the right house siding options, but you are basically always going to have to narrow down a color palette. This is true of cedar shakes, brick, wood, or stone. I actually did not realize that you could paint (well wash) cedar shakes until our contractor brought up the idea of doing our siding in a different shade than you normally see. At first I was on the fence, but after I saw all of the awesome exterior house paint colors that you can choose from I was super excited. We opted for this quintessential coastal blue, and it is now one of my favorite aspects of the house.
How fun are these bright and cheerful house paint colors for a beachside community! I love it when homeowners use a lot of personality in their property, whether that is in their architecture, exterior house colors, or even the furniture or landscaping that they choose to accent it with. This is such a lovely design in general, but the crisp muted teal color really sets the building apart from the rest on the street. This is exactly what you want in a casual and beachy community like this where most people are there to vacation and have fun. I also think that it is a great twist on the typical house siding that everybody on that street seemed to use. Plus, if a future owner did not like the design, they could easily just swap the paint.
I came across this funky little neighborhood while I was on here browsing around for house paint colors and now I have the itch to travel to some far away place to discover unique hidden gems like this. I am still on here looking for the best exterior paint, but I just wanted to share this delightful little grey house in case anybody needs some inspiration or even just a smile on their face (I think it could provide both). I like it because it kind of reminds me of a witch or halloween in the midst of a row of colorful cheerful homes. This is sort of reminiscent of my personality, so perhaps that is what speaks to me here. Does anybody know what shade this may be in sherwin williams paint colors (our contractors request)?
I don't know what I love about this house more -- the architecture or the delightful house paint colors. At this point in my home designing journey, I would now consider myself a bit of an expert or a connoisseur on exterior home colors because I have spent so much time delving into the many facets of what I could choose. In my humble opinion, you can't go wrong with grey and white because it just goes with everything and never seems to go out of style. Not only that, but it goes with traditional or contemporary architecture (as if you can't tell by how good it looks on this stunning southern porch). I can't quite remember what the shade is, but I remember reading it on here in a list of the best gray paint colors sherwin williams is currently offering.