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5 Popular Colors for Exterior Painting

August 4th, 2015
photo courtesy of Shane Perris/Flickr

photo courtesy of Shane Perris/Flickr

Are you thinking about updating the exterior of your house? A new paint job can do wonders for your primary residence or investment property, and there are many cool, warm, or neutral colors that can really freshen up and improve the appearance of your home. If you need help choosing a new exterior paint color, then look to this year’s trendiest shades for inspiration:


You can’t go wrong with a classic; off-white paints match easily with most any exterior accents and landscape designs. Benjamin Moore’s “Patriotic White” is one of the most popular off-white shades of 2015, offering a neutral tone with a chic simplicity.

Grayish Green

Various shades of green have also been trendy with customers of quality paint brands like Ben Moore and Sherwin Williams. Subdued greens-—like grayish shades of jade, forest, and olive—are attractive to homeowners who like colors found in nature, but also want a subtle elegance.

Earthy Browns

Another understated but stylish exterior paint option is a sandy or light brown; a cream or taupe hued brown will give your home a warm and welcoming appearance. Earthy shades like Ben Moore’s Timothy Straw or Sherwin Williams’ Mesa Tan look good on a variety of architectural designs, including Ranch, Craftsman, Spanish, Colonial, or Modern style homes.

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© Brel’s Custom Painting

Light Blues

If you own a Victorian home or you prefer cool paint hues, then a light blue color may be ideal for the exterior of your residence. Consider a pastel shade for accents, a grayish sky tone for tiling, or paint your entire house a slate blue. Most any shade of the color will give your residence both a calming and charming ambiance.


Looking for more vibrant or whimsical paint options? Then don’t be afraid to consider a shade of yellow! There are many hues of the energetic color that can give your home’s exterior a bright, yet sophisticated, makeover. Yellows found in nature—from the deep mustard flower to the light daffodil—will create a sunny and cheerful tone to your home’s exterior.

Choosing a new exterior color scheme may be challenging, but this year’s most popular paints will narrow down your choices. Professional painters are also a great resource for your color inquiries and can take care of your paint needs from start to finish. If you live in the Denver area and are searching for an experienced and trusted company to help with your future paint job, email us at [email protected], or give us a ring at 303-885-4514.

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