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The Best Exterior Paint Colour Schemes

Create colorful and personal color combinations


Selecting the right colour palette for your home's exterior isn't just about the surfaces you are painting and staining. It's about the total look. For the perfect colour combination that will give your home a stunning appearance, consider the shades of all existing elements, including the natural and rich hues found in brick, stone and grout.

Choose colours that match

Start by creating your "permanent colour palette" with the colours of your exterior that will not change and will always be represented in your home's exterior design. These shades can be found in existing:
  • brick
  • stone
  • grout

Then, pair your "permanent colour palette" chips with the colour chips you are considering for your base, trim and accent areas. Together, this makes up your "comprehensive colour palette." Looking at all of these colours together will ensure that your exterior elements work together in harmony.

Mix dominant and accent colors

Choose your dominant color from your "comprehensive colour palette." This colour tends to be used heavily and may come from a hue in your stone or brick, especially if those materials dominate your exterior façade.

Be sure to reference your dominant colour when selecting accent shades for your exterior elements. Your accent colors can come from many areas, like grout, roof tiles or shutters. By factoring the colours of your permanent exterior elements into your colour palette, you can achieve a harmonious and beautiful designer-look for your home.

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