Exterior Paint Color Selection Guide

Well chosen exterior paint colors can dramatically improve your home’s curb appeal and add value to your house. Many home owners are aware that changing up your siding and trim can create an entirely new look, but with thousands of exterior paint colors, dozens of manufacturers and many sheens to choose from, the possible combinations of house painting colors can be mind numbing.

For most home owners the process of choosing exterior paint colors can be one of the most difficult, time consuming aspects of the entire project! The challenge is to allow your personality to shine through, while retaining (or increasing!) curb appeal.

We recognize that it’s best to get this right the first time, even if paint is fairly inexpensive. Sure in many situations the color can be easily changed with a little more effort and a few more gallons of paint if you don’t like the results, but our goal with this section of our website is to help you get the right exterior paint color the first time.

Recommended: The best paint colors from Sherwin Williams – “Paint Color Cheat Sheets” – A great short-cut to finding a perfect paint color.

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Choosing Exterior Colors

By Michael Peters (Sydney, Australia)
Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home It may sound surprising, but the first rule for choosing the color for your home’s exterior is this: don’t pick your favorite. ...
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Exterior Doors and Entry Points

By LJ Alameda-Sew (VictorKlassen.com)
Exterior doors come in all forms. Some are made purely of wood while others combine the mediums of glass, metal, and wood. While other exterior doors are built to be pushed or ...
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Choosing Historic Paint Colors

Restoring Your Home to the Original Historic Paint Colors If you live in a historic home, your house has probably been painted several times over the years. The current paint job ...
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House Colors

By anonymous.
Just painted our house….2/3 aluminum siding and 1/3 brick. Decided to paint the brick as well since the house is a ranch and is very long, the red brick made it look smaller ...
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Picking Exterior Colors

By Wallpaper Lady and More, Inc (Portland, Oregon)
Selecting a nice color scheme for the exterior of your home can really mean the difference between a great looking home or just another plain looking box on the street like all ...
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