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7 Exterior Paint Colors & Inspiration

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New season, new colors! Getting bored of the look your exterior home has? It’s not a hard problem to solve. You don’t necessarily need to repaint your entire home to achieve a new color scheme (however if you want to do that, by all means go right head).

All you need is some creativity, a few different colors of paint, and some free time on your hands! Boost your home’s curb appeal and impress your neighbors with these amazing exterior inspirations.

Exterior Home Design Ideas

1. Vary Shades of One Color

If you don’t want to make the commitment of picking a single hue for your exterior scheme, accent a single hue with other varying shades of that particular color. One single shade can make your home look plain and outdated, but different shades of the same color spread between the window frames, shutters, and trim can transform the entire look and feel of the exterior of your home.

 

2. Add Warmth With Wood

If you’re looking for an easy way to warm things up, wood makes a great material to do the trick. Whether it’s built into the home itself or made into a porch or fence, the natural look will go great up against any color or design. If you already have a porch, try giving it a fresh coat of stain!

 

3. Pick Two Hues in Varying Brightness for Contrast

Modernize a traditional looking exterior home with eclectic colors to compliment each other. Pick two colors that would not normally be used in the same color scheme and put them together. For example, choose a bright color for your door and a cooler color for the shutters. Watch your home attract traffic to your door!

 

4. Be Bold Indoors, Not Outdoors

A lot of bold accent colors on your home’s exterior can give a retrained look. With such bold colors, you’re not leaving yourself enough space for the use of other colors. If you enjoy lots of bold and bright colors, try incorporating them into the interior of your home.

 

5. Try Stain as a Color

Stain offers a wide range of color options. Whether you’re looking for something brighter or darker, a wood stain might be able to achieve that. In particular, midrange hues tend to work well on different kinds of home styles. When picking a paint color to compliment your stain, it’s a good idea to try swatches of other colors up against the stain and see how they look throughout the day with the different lighting the sun provides.

 

6. Stick to the Classics

When in doubt, always stick with the classics. White is and always will be a popular exterior color selection. Why? Because it looks good on virtually any style home, decreases the massing of very large homes, and lets the landscape stand out. It also matches with any accent colors you want to incorporate!

 

7. Paint the Door

If you’re short on cash, painting your front door is always a great idea that will differentiate your home from the others in your neighborhood! Especially for curb appeal purposes, you want individuals to be attracted immediately to your home. This will definitely do the trick, and it will also switch up the look of your exterior.

 

Exterior Home Projects By Ricciardi Brothers

If you’re looking to change up your exterior home, the Ricciardi Brothers are here to help! No matter what size the project, we’ve got the resources and tools you need to get the job done successfully. From design inspiration to paint colors, you’ll always be in good hands when you visit a Ricciardi Brothers store.

We are conveniently located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Don’t be a stranger and contact us today for all of your home needs!