Exterior Colors

February 25, 2021

Trending Exterior House Colors for 2021—Which Is Right for Your Home?

Trending Exterior House ColorsIf repainting your home is on your list of home improvement resolutions for 2021, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make concerns the color. Or, to be more precise, the combination of colors because experts say the recent trend of using different coordinating colors to create a visually intriguing façade is still going strong in 2021. Fortunately, the “in vogue” colors identified by leading paint manufacturers, including Sherwin-Williams®, Benjamin Moore®, and PPG Pittsburgh Paints®, offer a generous palette of shades so that you’re sure to find a trendy combination that pleases your eye and that of your neighbors.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home

As you peruse the most popular colors of 2021, you’ll want to keep a few factors in mind before you zero in on the ones you’d most like to see on your own home. For example, your personal tastes may lean toward bold and brassy, but your sunflower-yellow home might look out of place in a neighborhood where all the other houses sport neutral or pastel colors. The size and architectural style of your home also play a role in color selection. Dark colors are likely to make a small home look even tinier, and many experts recommend that you stick to light colors for the main exterior of a colonial-style home and use a darker, contrasting color for the shutters and trim.

One of the most frequently overlooked aspects of choosing exterior paint colors is the effect of lighting on a home’s appearance. Some colors will look gorgeous for a few hours after the sun rises. However, as the afternoon wears on, they’ll take on a less desirable appearance, so you’ll want to be sure to view any paint samples you’re considering at all hours of the day before you make your selection.

If you’re planning a residential painting project in one of the communities served by Southern Painting, you can count on us to help you choose the ideal colors to bring out the best in your home. We offer consultations with design professionals who can discuss your personal tastes, take a look at your home and its surroundings, and provide you with guidance in selecting the ideal colors to deliver results you’ll be happy with for years to come. In the meantime, here are a few of the trending exterior house colors listed by experts:

Alabaster White

This creamy shade of white, available from both Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams®, offers just a hint of beige, which makes an ideal color for homes by the sea, in natural woodsy settings, and even in urban and suburban communities. It pairs well with many different trim colors, as well as stone or brick accents.

Repose Gray

This shade of gray is one of Sherwin-Williams® most popular colors. With brown and taupe undertones, it’s anything but ho-hum.

Back-to-Nature Shades

The experts at PPG Pittsburgh Paints® say homeowners are trending toward natural colors that evoke feelings of tranquility and optimism. One of the most popular is Transcend, described as a brown-sugar beige with gingerbread undertones.

Black

All three of the top paint manufacturers are offering shades of black, which can provide a striking contrast for doors and trim when paired with lighter colors, or create a sophisticated appearance when partnered with dark gray.

Would you like to learn more? Southern Painting has local painters serving many communities throughout the southern United States, and we’ll be delighted to help you evaluate the exterior house colors that are trending in your area. Contact us today to find out whether we have painters serving your community.

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