The Best Colour Combinations for Your House Exterior
Your house is nearly done, and all you need to do before you can move in is to paint the exterior. But with so many colours to choose from, it can be hard to select the perfect shade for your home’s exterior. Don’t fret as our paint colour experts from BJC Painting Services can help you. In this article, we’re going to discuss the best exterior house paint colour combinations that will look good wherever your home is. Let’s get started.
Bold and Vivid
Bold reds might not be the most popular paint colour among Australian homeowners, but it’s still worth a try. Try Dulux’s Red Box and Symphony Red if you want pure, undiluted red, or Rusted Crimson or Capsicum Red if you want a touch of brown. Homeowners can balance the vibrancy and warmth of the colour by pairing it with cool greys, such as Accord or Chanson.
Bright and Sunny
Lift your mood with bright yellow paint, such as Dulux’s Butter Ridge or Sunbound. Window trims, columns, and other architectural details can be painted white. Doors and porch furniture, on the other hand, can be painted navy, grey, or if you want a splash of colour, then blue or green.
Evoke the serenity of the sea with a pale blue exterior. We recommend Dulux’s Cousteau, Blue Satin, and Oolong. Trims can be painted white, black, or grey, while porch furniture and other accents can be painted mint, honeydew, or forest green.
Something Out of the Ordinary
Green is another paint colour that homeowners can try, but keep in mind that it can be difficult to pull off if it’s the wrong shade. Our advice is to start with pale greens (such as Domain and Green Spruce) if you’re not yet ready to commit, but you can go for vivid greens (such as Armada and Equatorial Forest) if you’re more adventurous. Greens are great when paired with stark white, classic creams, and muted greys. If you’re planning to paint that porch bench or chair, then opt for bright colours, such as blue or yellow.
Classic Earth Tone
Who said browns are boring? If you want a timeless look for your home, then choose earthy browns, such as Havana or Light Leather. Paint your house’s trims and columns with deep greys or whites.
Modern and mysterious
Grey might not be high up on your list of main exterior paint colour, but it’s worth a try once in a while. We recommend Dulux’s Western Myall and Teahouse. A vivid white paint on the accents is the perfect foil for a grey exterior, as is cream or even the palest of blues. You can opt for dark reds for the accents.
A Rare Gem
It’s not every day you can find a house painted purple as it can be hard to pull off. You can be adventurous by choosing a dark royal purple such as Dulcet Violet, or if you’re not ready to go bold yet, go for a barely-there pastel hue such as Mauve Organdie. White trims and accents always look great against a sea of purple. Or if you want to go all-out mysterious, then paint those window trims and columns charcoal or dark grey.
Another hard-to-pull-off colour is orange, but it can be every bit as rewarding if you choose the right shade. It doesn’t need to be a bright hue if you don’t want it to look too overpowering. You can try orange with a bit of reddish sandy hues (such as Red Terra and Orangeade) so it mimics the look of terra cotta, or you can try something with a tinge of pink or rose (such as Brasso or Italian Clay) for a truly modern vibe. Paint the accents of your house with white, black, or deep grey to complete the look.
From the White Towns of Andalusia to Santorini, white has always been a homeowners’ favourite. We recommend Dulux’s Vivid White or Casper White if you want to paint your house pure white. But if you want a touch of cool grey or blue, then check out Snow Season and Lexicon. Its strength is in its versatility, so you can pair it with virtually any colour you want. Paint those window trims and columns black, grey, cream, or pale blue.