What Colour Should You Get Your House Exterior Painted?

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In this post, we showcase 8 colour combination for house exterior painting that will inspire you to give your home a much-needed uplift.

First impression is the last impression.

You must have heard of this saying, right?

Well, it holds true in the case of our homes too. And yet, we tend to take this decision with not as much research as we do for the wall paint colours we use indoors.

Not anymore!

Scroll and browse through 8 colour combination for house exterior painting — we bet you’ll want to pick one!

1. Wooden Brown + Stone Grey + Dark Grey

house outside colour combination
Image: Courtesy Pinterest

Yes, the colours picked here are all thanks to the materials being used — wood, stone and cement.

In fact, it wouldn’t be incorrect to say that we too are attracted to the materials first.

However, there’s no denying that this is a great colour combination for your house that can be attained with the help of some quality exterior wall paints.

Being closest to the colours of the environment around, these three colours look classic on a well-built, modern villa like the above. Plus, it’s convincing for those who want to play it safe and elegant.

2. Dark Blue + Grey + Bluish White

 

colour combination for house exterior painting
Image: Courtesy UrbanClap Professional Monnaie Architects

Now here’s an easy-going colour palette for inspiration. Taking cues from this house, you can paint the base of your villa a bluish white; the pillars, steps and trims a beautiful grey; and the roof a dark blue for contrast. Keep the doors and windows a classic wooden brown, so that it doesn’t disturb the well-streamlined aesthetics too much.

Also Read: These Are The Most Popular Outside Colours for Indian Houses!

3. Maroon + Cream

best colour combination for house exterior
Image: Courtesy Pinterest

While the maroon (or any other shade of red) is usually found with exposed brick walls in India, it’s a good idea to break out of that mould. Go for a half-and-half look by painting the upper half maroon and the lower portion cream.

Yes, it will make your home stand out from the rest, but when is that not a good thing?

4. Grey + Brown + Orange + Blush

exterior wall paint colour combination
Image: Courtesy Pinterest

Here’s how you can play with a multitude of exterior colours and yet have a balanced and tasteful home.

While the grey and brown hold prominence, they allow the orange and blush to hold their own little spots. And together, all four give this home something classic, something funky, something safe and yet something experimental.

Also Read: Best Exterior House Colors That Pair Fabulously With White

5. Shades of Brown + White + Yellow

exterior colour combination
Image: Courtesy Pinterest

A small splash of colour against neutral tones goes a long way in beautifying a home, and this house is an example of that. With different shades of brown and different textures dominating the area, it’s really the yellow that adds a pop of colour and gives the house a contemporary, youthful vibe.

6. Yellow + White

exterior house colors combinations
Image: Courtesy Rajeev Sathe

Yellow has a very friendly and welcoming vibe, don’t you think? This makes it a wonderful pick for Indian homes. You can use it as the mainstay colour and just break the expanse with white.

You can either opt for a deep yellow like the one used above, or go for a more subtle, buttery yellow, like the one used below. Either way, yellow is a winner!

exterior color combinations for small houses
Image: Courtesy Ravi Gadre

7. Charcoal Grey + White

exterior wall colour combination

Is classic more your taste? Well, you can most definitely go for a charcoal grey and white, and yet not end up with a home that looks boring to the eye.

In fact, the key lies in clean-cut segregation and knowing which areas to highlight. For instance, our eye falls on the balcony frame and the boundary wall, clearly highlighted by the charcoal. White helps give the right foundation and together both colours give this house a very modern look.

8. Orange + Grey

colour combination for home exterior
Image: Courtesy Aangan Architects

Grey clearly seems like a popular choice, doesn’t it?

And orange? It isn’t just meant for highlighting portions of the house — you can actually make it the prime exterior colour.

This house pairs grey with orange and in doing so, easily balances an industrial-cum-traditional look.

So, did you like these exterior wall paint colour combinations? Which one was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

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