Blue exterior house colors run the spectrum from the depths of nearly-black navy all the way to subdued, pale shades. Whether you’re after a daring and moody vibe or you’re going for a look that’s airy and refreshing, our designers can help you find your just-right blue tone.
While we are happy to explore any point of the color wheel for all exterior textures, our designers most often use blue paint on vertical panels, horizontal/lap, or shake siding.
At brick&batten, our expert exterior designers will help you find the right paint color and visualize it on your home before you take the leap and commit to such a big design choice. We will work with you every step of the way to help you land on a design that meets all of your goals. Learn more about what we do.
#1 // Needlepoint Navy by Sherwin Williams
If you’re looking for a navy that’s on the lighter side, Sherwin Williams’ Needlepoint Navy should be on your radar. With an LRV of 13, the shade has all of the boldness that blue has to offer without being too stark or too saturated. It makes a lovely companion for natural elements like wood and stone.
#2 // Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
Our designers love using Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy to make a statement. It’s a sophisticated and classy shade that’s a true, deep navy. Hale Navy is versatile and looks particularly striking on classic home styles like the historic home above and at the beginning of this post. It looks great with copper, wood, and stone accents, and we’ve paired it with both dark and light paint colors. Combining it with white trim is one of our most reliable palettes to derive contrast and elevate curb appeal.
#3 // Naval by Sherwin Williams
If you’re looking for an even deeper hue than Hale Navy, Sherwin Williams’ Naval is one of our favorite near-black navy paint colors. It has an LRV of 4, so it’s seriously dark. With stunning purple undertones, Naval looks incredible with natural stone and plants with purple undertones. Its depth also allows more daring colors to enter the design, like Benjamin Moore’s Wasabi, which we used for the front door in this rendering.
#4 // James Hardie Evening Blue
Interested in James Hardie siding? Great choice. Their baked-in Evening Blue color on the siding above brings a dramatic flare to this split-level home. You can combine this stunning navy with wood and copper accents for a daring, rustic vibe, or opt for light gray and off-white pairings like this to emphasize contrast and create a sleek aesthetic.
#5 // Bravo Blue by Sherwin Williams
Our designers don’t just stick to navy when it comes to blue exterior paint colors. Sherwin Williams’ Bravo Blue is a charming pastel tone that fits the bill for a light exterior color that is bolder than white or gray. Because of how light this blue is, pairing it with white gives off a clean, crisp vibe that accentuates both this home’s striking architectural style and its beach aesthetic.
#6 // Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
Sticking with the beach vibes: What better palette to lean into for a coastal home than the tones of the beach itself? Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue is the ideal sky-blue shade for this waterfront house. With the light gray stone and white accents, this color scheme comes off light and refreshing.
#7 // Westcott Navy by Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore’s Westcott Navy reads a bit more dark gray than it does navy, but it’s one of our favorite blue exterior paint colors nonetheless. When paired with darker colors, it gives off moody vibes and leans more on the deep gray side. But when it’s used in tandem with lighter tones (like in this design), its rich navy tone comes through more strongly.
#8 // Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore
There are plenty of blue exterior house colors to explore, but don’t count out gray shades on your hunt for the perfect fit. You can find a variety of grays with strong blue undertones, and Benjamin Moore’s Steel Wool is one of our favorites. In this rendering, our designers paired it with wood and stone accents for an updated rustic look.
#9 // Aleutian by Sherwin Williams
Sherwin Williams’ Aleutian is a charming, cool blue that works well for the owners of traditional homes who want a pop of color. Its mid-range LRV value (39) makes it a great pair for both dark and light accents. Above, our designers opted for a dark front door and shutters with white trim.
#10 // Outerspace by Sherwin Williams
Blue exterior paint colors can be used on any style of home, including contemporary designs. This rendering is architecturally striking and has some dynamic landscaping and hardscaping, so our designers wanted to keep things daring with the paint color. That’s where Sherwin William’s Outerspace came in. It’s a saturated blueish gray that gives off an edgy vibe against all of the different textures and darker trim. We love how custom and intentional this design feels.
#11 // James Hardie Boothbay Blue
We already talked about deep navy James Hardie siding, but if you’re looking for something on the lighter side, you’ll want to check out Boothbay Blue. This soft blue pairs perfectly with white and wood accents for a serene aesthetic that’s ideal for the waterfront property above.
#12 // Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore
Searching for a near-black paint color that will bring unique character to your exterior? Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur is a rich, inky hue that will help you achieve a bolder look. Just keep in mind that it has strong blue and violet undertones — these lovely undertones can work in your favor, so don’t be scared of them! But DO be prepared to test this paint color before committing.
Have you found the blue you’re looking for?
Is your exterior in need of an overhaul and you’ve got blue in mind? While this round-up includes some of our favorite shades of blue, there are plenty of others our designers can explore with you to help you find the color that works best for your home.
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