Exterior Paint Colors that Add Curb Appeal to Any Home

Well-chosen exterior paint color schemes can add significant curb appeal to any home. Coordinated paint colors highlight the home’s details while also showing your sense of style and personality. With that being said, choosing colors that coordinate can be a difficult task and is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Hiring a painter and using high quality paint is expensive and choosing the right paint color should be considered an investment. 

Quick Tips:

  • Siding/Body: Main focal point
  • Trim: Neutral accents that coordinate with the body.
  • Shutters: Some people choose to use the same color as the trim, while others people like may match the shutter color to their front door or paint them different entirely. As long as they coordinate, it’s really up to you!

Gray and Beige

Gray is extremely popular right now for both interior and exterior. Beige has always been a popular choice as well. Being that both gray and beige are neutrals, you can have fun with accent colors or you can keep a clean look and keep everything neutral. 

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  • Shutters: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black (SW6258)
  • Trim: Sherwin Williams Snowbound (SW7004 )
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray (HC-108)
exterior paint colors
  • Benjamin Moore Fairview Taupe (HC-85)
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal (HC-166)
  • Accent: Benjamin Moore Super White (OC-152)
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Bear Creek (1470)
  • Body: Sherwin Williams Intellectual Gray (SW7045)


If you want a bold look, red is a great option. You’ll want to compliment the red with neutrals, like white and black to help even out the look. Red exterior paint colors will definitely stand out and provide significant curb appeal. 

  • Body: Sherwin Williams Lighthouse 
  • Trim: Sherwin Williams  Neutral Ground (SW7568)
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Caliente (AF-290)
  • Body: Sherwin Williams Tomatillo (SW-6871)
  • Shutters: Benjamin Moore Black

Navy and Blue

Navy is growing in popularity. It’s subtle yet bold and pairs well with so many different colors. If you choose to go with a lighter shade of blue, your home’s exterior will feel inviting.

  • Body: Sherwin Williams Classic French Gray (SW0077)
  • Trim and Door: Sherwin Williams Black Sox (SW7020)
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Blue Note (2129-30)
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Oxford White (869)
  • Door: Benjamin Moore Yellow Marigold (2155-30)
exterior paint colors
  • Benjamin Moore Blue Note (2129-30)

Green and Sage

Light sage is the new up-and-coming exterior paint color. It’s not necessarily a neutral, but it’s also not too bold. Light sage tends to look best when it’s paired with white.

  • Body: Benjamin Moore Weekend Getaway (473)
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Cloud Nine (OC-119)
  • Accent: Benjamin Moore Newburg Green (HC-158)
Exterior paint colors
  • Benjamin Moore Mountain Lane (488)
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Caribbean Teal (2123-20)
  • Garage Doors: Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain (2134-30)
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies (OC-48)
exterior paint colors
  • Body: Ralph Lauren Amazon Green


White exterior paint colors are timeless. Some people tend to shy away from white because it can show dirt, but if you select the right finish, it’s easy to clean. White is classic and elegant and it’s easy to pair any color with. 

  • Body: Benjamin Moore Ballet White (OC-9)
  • Shutters: Sherwin Williams Attitude Gray
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Brilliant White 
  • Shutters: Benjamin Moore Black 
  • Body: Benjamin Moore Seagull Gray
  • Trim: Benjamin Moore Cloud White

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