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6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations Your Neighbors Will Love!

Choosing exterior paint colors can feel daunting and over whelming, let 360 painting Minneapolis help! After all, painting the exterior of your home is a bit more costly and ideally, something you only must do once every 7-10 years.

When selecting a new color scheme for the outside of your house a few things do need to come into play:

  1. If your home has existing stone or brick areas that won’t be painted, your stone or brick has more of a say in your home’s exterior colors than you do. Any paint color you select MUST “play well” with these materials!
  2. Even if you love bright colors personally, go with a more muted color on your home exterior... Why? Because unless yours is a beach house, or one of San Francisco’s historic Victorian “painted ladies”, bright or saturated colors on an exterior can look artificial, unnatural, even tacky.
  3. If you want a white or off-white home, you won’t get to pick an actual bright white. A common mistake is to pick a color that is too light. Colors look MUCH brighter when seen outside. Hold a piece of paper outside in the bright sunlight and it will be almost blinding. You don’t want your house to look like a giant reflector.
  4. If you love cool colors like gray, you’ll probably pick something much “warmer” than you expect. Natural sunlight already has a very cool color temperature to it. It will “cool down” any color that you see outside, so you need to compensate by picking a color that’s much warmer than you’d expect.

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

Benjamin Moore Black Satin 2131-10 with Brilliant White OC-150 photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

SW 6204 sea salt Alabaster 7008 phot courtesy of bell custom homes.

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

Urban Safari PPU8-4, White 52, Poppy Seed PPU15-20, Cherry Cola S130-7 Photo courtesy of Behr.com

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

Barnwood Gray PPU24-07, Smoky White BWC-13 porch floor: Maple Glaze PPU3- door: Cellini Gold HDC-CL-18 photo courtesy of behr.com

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

Burmese Beige 40YY 51/084, Crystal Clear 50 BG 83/009 , Silver Cloud 30YY 63/024 phot courtesy of PPG

6 Exterior Paint Color Combinations

Ben Moore New York State of Mind 805, Mt. Rainier Gray 2129-60, Frostine AF-5 photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore

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