What’s Hot in Exterior Paint Colors

It’s that time of year when the kids are out school, the temperatures are climbing and it’s time to look at painting the outside of your house.

Gone are the days of only having 20 or 30 exterior colors to choose from.  Now paint manufacturers are mixing almost their entire palette of colors into exterior paint.  The sky’s the limit, and your HOA board, if you have one.

In most neighborhoods around the country, homeowners are choosing to get away from the pale beige body with white trim when choosing color.

We’re now seeing lots of contrast between the body color and the trim color.  Homeowners are choosing strong body colors such as dark green, grey or navy blue and combining it with lighter trim.

On the other hand, some homeowners are choosing lighter, warm,  tan, gold, browns, green or grey and combining those colors with very dark blue, green, grey, black or purple for the trim.  Popular accent colors are rust, red, eggplant and black.

If you’re ready to paint your house, drive around and take pictures of your favorite color combinations.  You can show these to your painter or a color consultant who can help you choose the right color for your home.

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