June 16th, 2016

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color for Your Home

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When painting a home, we often think of neutral as the perfect exterior paint color because neutral is safe. Neutral exterior paint colors are good choices—they mimic natural hues like those found in bark and stone. However, there are other sources of inspiration in nature that inspire bolder color choices: the sky, trees and sunshine.

When polled, time and again, people choose blue as a favorite paint color. It’s a beautiful exterior paint color to consider, especially since it’s a hue seen so often in the sky and water. If you choose blue, a crisp white trim and manicured landscaping will add to the overall curb appeal. Consider Mayflower Blue, Brittany Inn and Village Blue as a few options for your home.


exterior blue paint colors

Green is always a desirable hue. It picks up on the botanical colors found in grass and trees. I’d recommend a deeper forest green or a brighter, mid-tone green. It’s best to choose muted hues and stay away from anything too saturated. Try samples of Celery Garden, Green Woods or Deep Forest Pine on your home’s exterior.


green exterior

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exterior green paint colors


A home with a yellow hue always looks happy! Victorian or stucco exteriors look especially good in a shade of yellow. Consider Glidden’s Honey Frost, Crisp Ginger Ale or Prairie Grass Gold for an exterior refresh. Note how beautiful black iron and bronze fixtures look with a yellow-painted exterior.


yellow exterior

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exterior yellow paint colors

Take a look at Glidden Exterior Paint to find a great color palette for your home. For big projects, it’s best to hire a professional painter to get the job done right.


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.