12 BEST Exterior House Paint Colors for 2021 & Beyond

12 best exterior house colors for 2021
12 Best Exterior House Paint Colors for 2021

There is no doubt that 2021 has many people looking to make some changes in their lives. Having the best looking house with the best exterior house paint color seems to be at the top of most the list of things to do around the house. 

What better time than now to freshen up the exterior of your home with a fresh coat of paint? Or, maybe you are choosing the color of your new home. No matter what your circumstance is, having the right exterior house paint for your home is one major decision.

The exterior of your home is the first impression that people get when they pull up to your house. The exterior color sets the tone of your home. So it is vital to pick the right color. Painting your home is a significant investment as well, making it tough to choose the right colors. 

There are so many factors that you have to consider when choosing the best exterior painting colors to paint your home. You have to consider if the color will look good in your style of home. You will also want to consider the scenery around your home. And, last but certainly not least you have to consider the neighborhood that you live in. That’s where this list comes in handy. This list of the best exterior house colors for 2021 can be a great resource in your search of finding that perfect color:

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Beige Paint Color for Stucco Homes

Beige is so classic and is one the best exterior house paint colors for 2021 and beyond. Many actually thought that it would lose popularity, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It appears that it is going to stick around for a while. 

There are a few things to consider about beige. When choosing a beige color, you will want to select a warm shade, almost off-white, or end up with a light yellow hue. Paring beige with bright whites and a roof that offsets the beige will lead to a dramatic stand-out look. A few great beige colors include Choice Cream and Dover White from Sherwin Williams.

The Beige exterior paint color gives your home a sleek natural look, and beige looks good on virtually any style of home. If you have a lot of flowers in your yard, beige will blend in with your outside scenery beautifully.

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Light Gray

Light gray is such a neutral color, and it is growing in popularity. Warm grays with greenish undertones are the most popular because they fit in with natural earth tones which are popular this year. 

Use black as an accent color to bring out the lines of your home and make the gray pop. Painting your home light gray will give it a more modern look. White is also a great exterior house paint accent color to use with light gray. Some great light gray paint colors include Rare Gray and Network Gray from Sherwin Williams.

Light gray is a lot like beige. Light grays work with basically any home style and is great for yards that have a lot of colors. Maybe light gray will be the new beige?

Pairing Lighter Colors with Black

Black may seem like a strange color for a house but drive around any newer neighborhoods. You will see black as the primary color of homes as well as accent colors. 

Having black exterior house paint adds depth and accentuates the architecture of your home. Black is very vibrant and beautiful. Black will give your home a minimalist look. If you have lots of greenery in your yard, it will look great with a black house.

Black exterior color combinations also looks great when used with stone or brick.

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Brown

Warm exterior browns such as dark clays are classic colors that make a bold statement. When choosing accent colors, go with warmer exterior paint colors that will tone down the hue of the warm browns. Using a warm brown is a unique choice that will add warmth to your home as well as your neighborhood. 

The great thing about warm browns is that they add rich color without sticking out. Brown homes blend in well with other houses. Warm browns are one of the best exterior house paint colors and are earth tones that blend in with their surroundings.

Red

A smokey red exterior paired with white or light gray accents is a classic dramatic statement that will give your home curb appeal. Deep reds give the exterior of your home lots of color while also maintaining a more traditional look. 

The look of a deep red home with a white front porch is just breathtaking. You will want to consider what plants and flowers you have in your yard because you don’t want the color of your house to wash out all of the hard work you have put into your yard.

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Yellow

Pale yellow is a great exterior house color if you want to add warmth to the exterior of your home. Pale yellow paired with crisp white is such a clean, classic look. 

This pairing is sure to give your home a facelift. The great thing about pale yellow is that it will help your home stand out in a good way. Pale yellows are much like warm browns. They cause your house to stand out, yet they fit in. That is the great thing about earth tones. 

Mustard yellow is also a great color choice for historic houses, however, this exterior color will make your home stand out. You will want to consider some things before using such a vibrant color. Such as will the color fit with the other homes in your neighborhood? Dramatic choices can be beautiful when they are done right.

Off-White

Off whites are still a hit in 2021. People are choosing creamy warm off-whites. Off whites paired with black, pale blue, and green shutters are popular choices. Off-white hues will make your home look sleek without the harshness of white. 

Off-white tones add warmth and coziness to the exterior of a home. Off-white is much like beige and light gray. It is hard to go wrong with these neutral colors.

Greens

Greens can be tricky. People choose to use greens in many different shades as either the primary color of their homes or as accent colors. Greens are the ultimate earth tone color. Dark green with black trim is trending this year. 

If your home is in a wooded area such as The Woodlands, the combination of dark green with a black border will accentuate your home. Even if your home is in the city, this color combination will still look great if you have some greenery in your yard. Pale green on shutters and doors as accent colors is also trendy. 

Pale green is a color that is popular this year, especially when paired with white. Earthy greens paired with white and a colorful door will cause your house to shine. Grayish greens are also quite popular as they fit so many styles and allow you to add color while still playing it safe.

Pewter

Pewter is a color that is kind of hard to explain, but this unexplainable color cannot be underestimated. Pewter is rising in popularity and is often paired with wood accents. And we all know wood accents are not going anywhere. Pewter will give the exterior of your home a sophisticated look.

Bright White

Bright whites are very popular as trim and accent colors in 2021. The crisp white accents make a house stand out. Warmer and darker tones of white are popular for the main color of homes. The classic white farmhouse with black trim is trending. 

White cottages with colorful shutters and accents are also trending in 2021. You really cannot go wrong with a crisp classic shade of white with a colorful front door. One popular bright white exterior house paint color that our customers really love is Snowbelt from Sherwin Williams.

Blues

Pacific blue is making a comeback. Pacific blue paired with white trim and dark roofs is a  trending exterior style in 2021. This classic look is going to be around for a while. Navy blue is also proving to be popular this year. 

Navy blue paired with bright white is a traditional look that has stood the test of time. Slate blue is such a pretty mix of blue and gray. Slate blue is increasing in popularity because it fits in with earth tones, and it is dramatic yet subtle at the same time. Choosing a grayish-blue color will add warmth and whimsy to your home. 

Slate blue homes seem to belong in the mountains. Varying shades of pale blue are increasing in popularity as an accent color and on doors. However, don’t underestimate this color as your home’s main exterior house color. 

Many people paint their homes pale blue hues with white accents and red doors to give it a little pop of color.

Two-Tone

While two-tone isn’t a color, it is growing in popularity. This is probably the most shocking trend on this list. Natural colors are the number one choice of this color scheme. Some popular color combinations are beige with slate blues, earthy greens, and pale clays.

Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve read this list on the top 12 best exterior house colors for 2021 and beyond from  a house painting contractor like Mr. Happy House, you’re probably going to be rushing out to get samples in your local Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore store, but slow down, there are some things to keep in mind!

You will want to look at your paint samples at different times of the day to get a good picture of how the color will look in various lighting. Also, always look at your paint samples outside. 

They will look a lot different in natural sunlight versus artificial light.

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