It’s no coincidence that stucco houses have been around for centuries. The material — a mixture of sand, Portland cement, lime, and water — is incredibly durable and can withstand most weather conditions. On top of that, this aesthetically pleasing siding option can beautifully transform the exterior of your home and increase your curb appeal. Stucco is a key characteristic of Spanish-style homes, but it’s also becoming popular on other types of houses, too. With all that in mind, we’ve rounded up 14 of our favorite stucco houses with stunning exteriors to inspire you in this post.
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#1 // Bright, Light Modern Stucco Home
White is a popular color for stucco houses, and this home is the perfect example of why. In this design, the off-white stucco brightens up the home and enhances the dark wood accents. Tell us your eyes aren’t immediately drawn to that gorgeous, modern front door.
#2 // Sophisticated Stucco House
If you want to transform your home from so-so to a sophisticated showstopper, picking the right paint color is key. Just check out the before and after above. An earthier shade — like Sherwin Williams’ Worldy Gray, which was used in this design — on the stucco and some updated finishes make all the difference.
#3 // Going Beyond White Stucco
While white stucco is undeniably popular, it certainly isn’t your only option when repainting your home. This darker, saturated shade — Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur, which made our list of the best black and dark gray paint colors for exteriors in 2021 — complements this home’s lighter trim and stone accents wonderfully.
#4 // Embrace the Dark Side of Stucco
Here are two more dark stucco design options we love. In the first rendering, the home is painted with Benjamin Moore’s Deep Creek, while in the second version, Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore is used. Both colors help the lighter stone accents pop and give the house a sleek, modern feel.
#5 // Winning White Exterior
Alabaster by Sherwin Williams — the warm, off-white shade used on the stucco in this design — creates a soothing, serene vibe that makes this elegant house feel like home. We also love the contrast between the stucco and the dark front and garage doors.
#6 // Simple Stucco
The simplicity of the stucco in these designs allows other elements of the home to truly shine, like the modern front door, chic garage door with horizontal windows, and the stylish Corten steel planter. The first rendering features Benjamin Moore’s Seapearl, a versatile, off-white paint color, and the second uses Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal, a rich, deep shade of gray. Notice how our designers varied the other design elements on the home, building a vibe and overall color scheme that started with the paint color on the stucco? This is why it can be a great idea to get two color options when you partner with us on an exterior design!
#7 // Neutral Stucco Success
This neutral stucco acts as the perfect blank canvas for some of our favorite elements of this two-story home design, from the wood columns to the dark stained doors. There’s a lot of visual interest in this design, but the color choices make everything flow cohesively.
#8 // Modernized Mediterranean
If you’re looking to modernize your home, switching the paint color to something light and bright is an effective solution. This traditional Mediterranean went from outdated to stunning thanks to a coat of white paint on the stucco and some new contemporary design elements.
#9 // Killer Curb Appeal
This home has major curb appeal thanks to its welcoming entryway featuring a cozy sitting area, updated windows and doors, and subtle stucco siding. Whether you’re trying to attract more buyers to your listing or want to create a more inviting home for you and your family, this exterior makeover provides inspiration for simple changes that make a big impact.
#10 // Keep It Classic
You can’t beat a classic color combination like black and white. While we love a bold pop of color, the white stucco in the after rendering of this home paired with black windows and wood elements creates a chic yet timeless design.
#11 // Contrasting Colors
Creating contrast by opting for a bright paint color and dark accents can significantly impact the overall look of a house. This home was a bit dreary before, but thanks to the combination of the white stucco and the black windows and garage doors, it stands out for all the right reasons.
#12 // Summer in Nantucket
This home exudes elegance and timelessness. We especially love the serene shade of the stucco, Benjamin Moore’s Nantucket Gray, and how perfectly it pairs with the white accents, copper elements, and modern garage door.
#13 // Pattern Play
This home’s charming façade provided a great canvas for our designers. We love how they kept the stucco siding simple and let the home’s more fun features — like the patterned tile that frames the front door and continues down to the porch floor alongside the black-and-white tile on the steps — grab our attention and draw us in.
#14 // Gorgeous Gray Stucco
From the stone chimney to the custom front door, this Tudor-style home is full of charm and unique features. But what we’re really loving is the gorgeous gray stucco that ties everything together and creates a cohesive design. The paint color, Benjamin Moore’s Sandy Hook Gray, is a timeless shade that works well for both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Stucco Houses: Sophisticated, Smart, and Stunning
Stucco is as functional as it is visually appealing, and updating yours with a fresh coat of designer-approved paint is a seriously smart move. We hope the stucco home designs we highlighted above have inspired you to further explore how stucco can step up your house’s curb appeal and increase its value.
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