Paint Color Choices & Color Combinations
As you consider replacing your siding with Hardie or SmartSide Siding, you will not only be making the decision of not only which siding option, which profile or profile combination you would like installed on the home but also possibly deciding to change the color of your home’s exterior. Some may find this a bit overwhelming as they start looking and deciding which colors to paint the new exterior siding. New paint color combinations can provide the home with a new updated look and selecting paint color choices can be fun too. In this post we offer a variety of ideas to help you along the way, we hope it helps you in making your exterior paint color selections.
With such a variety of paint color choices and color combinations to choose from, who can you turn to for help? One option is Sherwin-Williams who happily offers help right in their store, additionally they provide a very helpful online visual tool called “Try On Colors. This online paint color selection tool provides you the option to take pictures of your actual home, upload it and literally, “try on” paint colors to view what some options you may have in mind or that are available will look like on your home. They also have a link for tips choosing exterior paint colors that we highly recommend. DIY Network also has great information for exterior paint colors that you and your family should check out.
Some Painting Points To Consider:
Move Over Monotone, Multi Colors is The Trend for the Body & Trim!
As you are pondering your home exterior painting project, some of the first things to consider is whether you want your home painted with one single color, two or several? Do you want the body and trim to be that same color, or accented to compliment one another? The trend of many 21st century homeowners is that they are painting their exteriors with multi-colored accenting and contrasting colors. This is a popular choice as it gives your home a “pop” with aesthetically pleasing siding and trim dimension and contrast giving the home more personality and enhanced curb appeal (as opposed to a flat monotone paint selection). You will notice all of the paint color selections we have included in this post are two or three tone options.
All in the Family Colors
This is a biggie to be aware of as the paint colors you choose are going to be on your home for many years. Make sure that your home’s exterior paint color scheme is belonging to the style of the home and the neighborhood keeping in mind it is a good idea that accenting colors borrow from one another. It is important to make sure that the paint color and or colors that you have chosen work well together and are complement of one another and do not clash.
Make That Door & Shutters Pop With an Accent Color!
It is interesting to note how much more your homes individual personality will what we call.. “pop” with the added accent of an offset painted door and or shutters. This should be a color that belongs and that works with the paint color scheme of your home.
Flat, Satin or Gloss Paint Finish?
In the past many years ago it might have been more common to see a gloss paint job regardless of the color that was chosen. That has changed over the years to a more modern look. Flat and satin paints have become much more popular as gloss finishes has been faded out. Homeowners are not wanting their home to have that plastic shiny look, but are moving to a low luster subtle sheen of a saying or as some call it, eggshell. Something also to think about, the flat can be harder to clean so if you are in an area with a lot of dust, a satin finish will clean up with much more ease. Here at Texas Home Exteriors we are seeing about 80% of the paint color finishes waiting by homeowners to be satin.
Some Quick Points To Consider:
- Monotone VS. Multi Colors
- Strong Accent Colors
- Paint Finish
- Fitting In With The Neighborhood
- HOA Paint Color Approval
Paint Color Combination Suggestions:
More Gray Body
Deep Tan Body
Sherwin-Williams Cool Neutral:
SW 7641 Colonnade Gray – Body; SW 6147 Panda White – Trim; SW 2843 Roycroft Brass – Deck & Steps; SW 2839 Roycroft Copper Red – Accent (Front Door).
Sherwin Williams Browns – Cool Neutral:
SW 7640 Fawn Brindle – Body; SW 7050 Useful Gray – Trim; SW 7052 Gray Area; SW 7630 Raisin – Accent (Front Door)
Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Colors, Blues:
SW 7618 Deep Sea Dive – Body; SW 7040 Smokehouse – Trim (Soffit & Fascia); SW 7028 Incredible White – Accent (Chimney & Window Trim)
Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Color Option, Green Sage: SW 7731 San Antonio Sage; SW 7545 Pier; SW 7591 Red Barn
Sherwin-Williams Home Exteriors Paint Colors – Reds / Grays: SW 7577 Blackberry; SW 6235 Foggy Day; SW 6234 Uncertain Gray; SW 6231 Rock Candy
Sherwin-Williams Paints Displaying Red on This Home Exterior: SQ 7592 Crabby Apple; SW 7622 Homburg Gray; SW 7546 Prairie Grass
Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Color Idea Warm Neutral: SW 7524 Dhurrie Beige; SW 6230 Rainstorm; SW 7516 Kestrel White
Sherwin-Williams Exterior House Paint Ideas Warm Neutral: SW 7505 Tavern Taupe; SW 7512 Pavillion Beige; SW 7515 Homestead Brown; SW 7593 Rustic Red
Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Option
Main house color siding in SW 7693 Stonebriar; brick color SW 7573 Eaglet Beige; trim in SW 7550 Resort Tan and accent color (blue door) is SW 7602 Indigo Batik.
Sherwin-Williams Exterior Home Color Option: SW 7569 Stucco; SW 7562 Roman Column; SW 7534 outerbanks
As you can see there are some nice paint color combinations that you can choose from. Here at Texas Home Exteriors we are happy to have posted this helpful information. Feel free to make any comments below that you might have on exterior paint color choices.