Top 2019 Exterior House Colors

If you spend enough time in an up and coming or well-established neighborhood this summer, you’ll see it: Motivated homeowners giving their home’s exterior new life with a fresh coat of paint. Of course, even the friendliest of neighbors will have an opinion about the new look, but it doesn’t matter. Either the homeowner chose it because they love it, or they are hoping it will motivate potential buyers to stop and look. However, if you’re thinking about taking the plunge and investing in a professional exterior paint job or rolling up your sleeves for a DIY project yourself, it’s wise to consider the latest color trend forecast. Luckily, we’ve got your back. We hope this list of the top 2019 exterior house colors sparks inspiration.

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Top 2019 Exterior House Colors

White: For Timeless Homes

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Hear us out–White is certainly a color, and it’s one that is here to stay in the exterior design world. This tried and true color compliments nearly any home style. So go ahead and paint your ranch, bungalow, or midcentury gem white, and do it with confidence. Keep in mind that there are countless options for white paint. For example, if you prefer a white with gray tones rather than yellow tones, we suggest Sea Pearl by Benjamin Moore. If you want more of a warm white that will contrast well against snow and compliment fall trees, go with White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

Black: For Classic, Yet Bold Homeowners

There’s something prestigious yet cozy about structures with a black exterior. We like to partially attribute this exterior home color’s rise in popularity to Icelandic homes. There’s been a recent increase in tourism to Iceland, and you can find tiny black homes scattered all throughout this stunning country.

Painting your home black and adding contrasting white accents like white window frames is an easy way to give it a buttoned-up and posh look. Just like with white paint, there are surprisingly many different directions you can take with a black home. We suggest avoiding black paint with a high gloss level, as sunshine can provide too much shine and contrast. To give your home a slightly softer look that still makes the same statement, you can’t go wrong with dark charcoal paint with a matte finish.

Slate: A Blue-Meets-Gray Home

What isn’t to love about the color slate? It marries two of the most loveable colors into one, which is why we believe this trendy exterior home color is here to stay. Slates range on a scale from very blue, to very gray. When selecting your paint swatches, allow yourself to take home several different options, so you can land on the right slate with confidence.

Green: A Simultaneously Playful and Mature Home

We’ve been swooning over emerald and forest green homes for years, which is why we are so excited to finally start seeing homeowners embrace this exterior home color in 2019. Before painting your home green, we suggest considering whether you want a bright or muted green hue. After you decided on a paint color, error on the side of caution and go with a similar, yet slightly more muted shade. You’d be amazed at how much brighter any green shade can look on a large scale. Luckily, bright green grass helps to tone most greens down by giving the eye something to compare it too.

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.

Gray: A Safe, Yet Stunning Exterior Home Color

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When creating your home’s exterior color palette, we suggest playing around with different gray shades. Gray is arguably one of the most versatile, yet complementary exterior home colors, and we don’t foresee this color trend going away with 2019. Be careful when selecting gray paint. It takes several different colors to make up gray, so you can wind up with a gray with green undertones or even a muddy gray with brown tones. We suggest leaning towards more of a blue-toned gray, as certain warmer tones like beige can date your home.

Not Ready to Commit? Start Small

If you’re not quite ready to commit to one of the top 2019 exterior house colors, try painting your door. This low-commitment upgrade can transform the entire look of your porch and give you a better idea of what the color looks like when it is dry.

Or visualize it first

One way that you can build up the courage to put those paintbrushes to work is by having our team design it for you. With our custom-designed digital visualizations, you can know what your home will look like and have confidence in your decision while getting expert design help. We have helped countless homeowners like you and we would love to partner with you through our home exterior design service.

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