House facade colors

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House facade colors
A white facade provides a classic look that allows for a variety of trim colours. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Your home's exterior is the only part of your home that many people see. As a result, creating an attractive look for the exterior may be even important than designing the interior. Choosing a facade colour for your home can be challenging since you must examine factors like the architecture, size and the colours of your neighbours' homes.

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White

White is one of the most traditional colours for home facades. It is a light, neutral shade that blends in with many other shades, so you don't have to worry about your home clashing with other homes in the your neighbourhood. It also provides the ideal backdrop to incorporate bolder shades such as red in your home's design because you can use them as trim and detail colours. A white facade typically looks best with a grey or black roof, which helps ground the house by providing a darker contrast. A home with Spanish-inspired architecture looks good with a white facade and terracotta tiled roof as well.

Cream

If white is too stark an option for your home's facade, cream is an attractive alternative. Cream has a warm undertone that makes it a cosy, inviting shade. However, like white, you can pair it with a variety of other colours. Look for shades with warm tones, such as tan, brown and russet, to use as trim colours, and opt for a brown or terracotta roof.

Brown

Brown provides a richer option for your home's facade, but the shade is still neutral enough to blend in with your neighbours' homes. It is a versatile option because you can opt for light shades like tan or darker tones like chocolate for a more striking look. A brown facade looks best when paired with a brown roof in a darker shade because the colours blend so well that the combinations create the illusion of a larger house.

Gray

Gray is an interesting colour for your home's facade because it acts as a neutral tone but provides a more unusual look than white, cream, tan or brown. However, as a neutral, it is as versatile as these other colours so you may pair it with a variety of trim and detail colours. Black, red, blue and green all work well with a grey facade When choosing roofing colours, opt for a black or dark grey roof to create a seamless transition between the structure and roof.

Blue

Blue often stands out as a home facade colour because, unlike the other options, it is not an earth-based shade. If you are leery of using a non-earth tone, choose a blue-grey shade that mimics the look of slate. However, if you are not afraid of colour, opt for a brighter blue or navy tone for your home. While blue is a calming colour, it can give your home a stately look as well. Pair it with white trim for a crisp, dignified look. When selecting roofing, go with dark grey or black to balance the home's look.

Yellow , Pink and Orange

Some architecture lends itself to bolder colours. Mediterranean styles homes are attractive when painted in warm yellow, orange and pink tones. Victorian homes are often painted in bright shades as well, so select a bright yellow or pink to make a whimsical statement. However, when using a bright shade, balance is key, so keep trim in a neutral shade like white or cream. When choosing roofing, brown or terracotta are usually your best options in warm, bright shades.

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