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5 Home Exterior Paint Colors for the Modern Homeowner


Adding a fresh coat of paint to your house not only makes it look beautiful but gives you a great return on your investment. But what’s the best paint color that will give you a contemporary upgrade but still add value if you want to sell it?

Painting your house is an easy way to update its style. You can attract potential buyers for relatively cheaply, too.

If you’re not sure what house colors you should go with, we’ve got the perfect guide for you. Here are five home exterior paint colors every modern home owners should consider.

1. Deep Blue and Bright White

Think of a deep, stormy blue, a little lighter than navy, paired up with pops of bright white. It’s a bold combination that will make your home stand out.

You won’t be afraid to go with a darker color if you stick to a deep blue with white trim to define it. Add a brick red porch for on final dramatic touch.

2. Greige and Red

Light grey and beige mixed together are having a moment in the home design world. Also known as “greige”, it’s seems like a muted, boring color but adds an interesting and warm depth both inside and out.

Trim windows in black and white and add a bright red door to really make a statement. This is the perfect color for those looking to sell as homes sell for more when painted greige.

3. Blue, White, and Sage

A soft, muted green is already one of the best home paint colors. Punch it up by adding white trim and powdery blue porch and doorway.

Take your time when selecting the right colors to get this combo right. Hire an exterior painter to guide you and make sure you get exactly what you want.

4. Sunset Pink

Homes that are painted a light pink are whimsical yet classic. Sunset pink gives homes a beachy, fun feeling.

The best thing about a pink home is that you can play around with different colors. Try adding black and white awnings or paint your doorway a bright turquoise.

5. Matte Black

For the boldest, most modern exterior paint scheme, go with matte black. Out of all of the other house colors, this one is not for the faint of heart.

A house painted solid matte black stands out and gives off a chic and minimalist appearance. This might be a better color scheme for stand alone homes in the country for example, but if you choose to paint your home matte black in your neighborhood, check that it’s allowed by your HOA.

Modern Home Exterior Paint Colors

Have you made your decision yet? With all of these great home exterior paint colors to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one, but that’s part of the fun.

No matter what, you’re sure to find a modern, updated palette to inspire you. You never know — you might come up with your own interesting color combo to try out on your place!

If you’re looking for other cool upgrades you can add to your home, check out our other home renovation articles.

Samantha White
Holding an MA in Fine Arts from Yale University, Samantha White has been an expert in creative crafts and room design for over 15 years. She has worked as an interior designer, where she honed her skills in creating functional and aesthetic spaces. She became a part of our community in 2020, offering insights into efficient craft room setups and innovative DIY techniques. Her background includes leading community art projects and teaching art classes. Samantha is also an avid gardener, often drawing inspiration from nature for her craft designs.

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