Foolproof Exterior Paint Colors That Will Make Yours the Prettiest House on the Block
We asked the experts for their no-fail picks for exterior paint colors.
Deciding which colors to paint the outside of your house is daunting (big commitment!)—so we asked the pros for help. While the process of applying your exterior house paint of choice is its own challenge, we can at least help you pick the right paint colors. Here, top designers share their go-to hues for a home's siding, trim, and front door for a cohesive, eye-catching look. Try one of their perfect pairings for the prettiest house on the block.
Our easy-to-follow chart, below, outlines foolproof paint color picks for your home's exterior, with a little feedback from our experts on what makes these colors flow. For more info on these paint colors (and where you can get them), scroll on.
8 Great Exterior Paint Color Pairings
Gray + White + Blue
"A dark gray with a rich brown undertone is beautiful with white or off-white trim, for contrast. Pair that with a robin's egg blue front door to pick up the color of the sky." – Sally Wheat
Siding: Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore
Front door: Tahitian Breeze by Behr
Beige + White + Taupe
White + Black + Green
Tan + White+ Blue
"This tan is the perfect neutral—it has just enough of a green undertone to beautifully blend in to the landscape. A dreamy blue door is fresh and impactful, so keep the trim subtle—a dab of cream is all you need." – Beth Haley
Siding: Canvas Tan by Sherwin-Williams
Front door: Seaworthy by Sherwin-Williams
Blue + White + Red
White + Black
"The simplicity of black and white works on virtually any home. Choose a white that's crisp and dressy, and a black that's saturated, with plenty of punch." – Maria Von Hartz and Annie Fitzgerald
Siding: Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore
Front door: Onyx by Benjamin Moore
White + Gray + Black
"No other color endures the test of time like white does. Pair it with crisp gray trim. You can use the gray on the front door too, but you'll get a dramatic dark-and-light contrast if you go with a pitch black door instead." – Andrew Howard
Siding: Sheep's Wool by Benjamin Moore
Front door: Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball