8 Rustic Paint Colors for Home Exteriors
If you love the feeling of mountain homes and cabins and you’re thinking of updating your exterior, you may be in the market for a fresh design scheme featuring rustic paint colors. When our designers partner with homeowners to help them see the potential in a home with a rustic design, paint plays an important role. Rustic homes often feature wood accents and may also have stone or brick cladding. Ensuring that all of the hues and undertones work together for a cohesive, intentional design is a big part of what we do. Read on for some of our experts’ favorite rustic paint colors for home exteriors.
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#1 // Deep Creek + Revere Pewter
This low-slung Arizona home is in a beautiful natural setting, and the owner was looking for an update that gave their curb appeal more charm. Our designers suggested a two-tone exterior in warm, earthy neutrals. Benjamin Moore’s Deep Creek on the shingle siding and Revere Pewter on the brick give the façade depth. These rustic paint colors also work well with the plentiful wood design elements, which emphasize a nature-inspired aesthetic.
#2 // Jet Black
Our designers brought some rustic flair to this Tudor-style home with a few simple touches. We rendered the trim and siding in Benjamin Moore’s Jet Black for contrast that complements the natural red brick. The pergola over the front patio and garage doors bring the look home (pun intended).
#3 // Anonymous
Sherwin Williams’ Anonymous was the perfect rustic paint color choice for this Idaho home. Another complex earthy neutral, it works beautifully with the stone cladding, wood cladding and accents, and dark metal roof. Tricorn Black provides contrast on the eaves and soffit.
#4 // Shou Sugi Ban
One of James Hardie’s baked-in siding colors, and part of their Dream Collection, Shou Sugi Ban is a brick&batten favorite for modern rustic home exteriors. On the Utah home above, Shou Sugi Ban is featured on a combination of vertical and shingle siding. It acts as a rich, deep back layer against the warm gray stone cladding.
#5 // Aegean Olive
Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Olive is our go-to dark olive green exterior paint color. Our designers used it to gorgeous effect on the modern rustic North Carolina home above. Black Beauty on accents and a black shingle roof give the curb appeal a dark, moody vibe. Next, wood columns, trusses, and garage doors provide warmth. Finally, stone cladding on the columns, chimney, and lower half of the garage portion of the home offers a bright visual layer against the dark backdrop.
WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND SAMPLING AND TESTING PAINT COLORS BEFORE COMMITTING. FACTORS SUCH AS NATURAL LIGHTING, UNDERTONES, AND YOUR PROPERTY’S FIXED ELEMENTS WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON HOW A COLOR WILL APPEAR ON YOUR EXTERIOR. OUR FRIENDS AT SAMPLIZE OFFER EXTRA-LARGE 9 X 14.75 INCH PEEL-AND-STICK PAINT SAMPLES OF THE COLORS WE LOVE FOR EXTERIORS. ORDER YOUR ‘REAL PAINT, NO MESS’ SAMPLES FROM SAMPLIZE HERE.
#6 // Weathered Windmill
The new construction home above features a unique combination of rustic paint colors and cladding options. Magnolia’s Weathered Windmills on the siding and Sherwin Williams’ Urbane Bronze on the trim and fascia are gorgeous with the aged cedar shingle siding and colorful stone skirting.
#7 // Urbane Bronze
Urbane Bronze isn’t only an accent color. It’s also an excellent overall rustic paint color choice, as demonstrated by its use on the Montana lake cabin above. Here, it’s paired with Iron Ore on the trim, the client’s existing metal roof color, and wood and stone design elements.
#8 // Ashwood Moss
Our designers brought a rustic feel to this Craftsman-style home with paint color and design element recommendations. Benjamin Moore’s Ashwood Moss on the shake siding is lovely and warm alongside the stone cladding. This graphite-green is a beautiful and versatile neutral that we love in all sorts of executions. Here, we used Baby Fawn to accentuate the eaves and trim and Black Beauty to modernize the windows.
Rustic paint colors are just the beginning
As you can see from the designs featured in this post, paint colors are only one part of a stunning rustic exterior design. Paint is an important part of what we do. But everything from decking material to exterior lighting to garage doors has to come together if you’re going to feel happy with your curb appeal update. And that’s what the experts at brick&batten are here to help you with.
Our team of exterior designers use a photo (or blueprint) of your home and the inspiration you provide to create a virtual rendering of your new design. Plus, we provide you with a resource list to help you execute the look. Get started on making your exterior dreams a reality today!
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