What Are the Best Exterior House Colors and Combinations For Resale Value?

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Are you considering selling your home and want the best deal possible? In 2019, it was found that the average to paint a home costs $3,000 but this initial cost can increase the sale amount of your home with a great curb appeal!

Not sure what paint colors will go best for your home? Get comfortable, relax, and read on to discover the best exterior house colors for resale value. 

1. Aqua, Ivory, and White

Are you looking for a symmetrical look to your home? There's a pristine and elegant look to this combination. If you're looking for a more traditional look, combine aqua, ivory, and white. 

Consider painting the entire home ivory, have white accents for around the windows and doors, and an aqua front door. 

2. Back to the Basics

Are you one who shies away from bright colors, but still want to make sure you have the right color for your home's exterior? You can paint your entire home ivory or off-white. 

For any brickwork, you can select a lighter shade of paint than the off-white or ivory. You can then choose a gray or suttle green for the shutters. Choose a wooden front door to make this look pop. 

3. Paint It Blue

For those who like darker colors, you can choose a deep blue color for your home. Paint the accents white—this includes any pillars, shutters, and around the door. 

If you have any balconies and borders on the side of your home, choose white for them. The front door is up to you, but a glass doorway brightens up this look. 

4. Lovely Craftsman

Do you have a craftsman? If not, these painting combinations can work nicely when choosing the best exterior house colors. If you live in a wooded area, this design comes to life. 

Choose a neutral green for your entire home. Next, choose brown for the windowpane and front door. If you have a garage, it can be painted brown as well. 

The shade of brown you choose is a personal preference, but we recommend a medium-brown. For pillars and windows, choose a white to highlight this look. 

5. Modern Style

Are you more into the modern look for homes? You can choose gray paint for your home.

To accentuate the windows and doors, choose a white. To make this look pop and add some definition, choose a red front door. For added color to this look, you can always add potted plants in varying colors onto the porch. 

6. The Traditional Victorian

Do you have an older style home? Whether a Victorian or not, you can create plenty of contrast between the details and trim. 

Choose a darker grey for the home. Next, for the many accents of your older home, choose a white for the border. Consider a wooden door to let your home stand out. 

Continue the white onto the railings and stairs. You can even have wooden stairs that lead up to your home with white edges. 

Best Options

While all of these designs are lovely, it's best to stick with a neutral for the best option for resale. 

Some neutral colors are:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Stone
  • Cream and Black
  • Blue-Gray

White is top of the list for neutral colors. Whether it's a farmhouse or colonial, white is appealing without being loud. 

Yellow is a welcoming color, but not too bright or loud of a color. Choose a toned-down yellow instead of anything too bright. 

You can choose a cream color with dark accents for a more traditional design. Pick white trim for around the doors and on the shutters for a contrasting color. 

For a bright color that's not too loud, choose a blue-gray. If your home is near a lake or river, this is an especially good choice. Avoid going too dark for this look. 

A stone look is a great choice for those who love nature. Choose taupe colors for your home with a darker gray. 

Light Blue

Don't think that you can't play with different color options. A great choice for an exciting color is light blue. The color of your home can have a psychological effect

Blue is popular since it's found in nature. Think of a lake, stream, or river. Many describe this color as calming. It can also be an inspiring color. Maybe a potential buyer is inspired by the color of your home and wants to purchase it for more inspiration. 

Putty

The color of putty isn't quite gray or white. This is a great blending color, especially for neighborhoods with many trees. This is a great option too if you want a neutral color, but are tired of white. 

Gray

Another neutral option that isn't white is gray. There are plenty of options with gray, whether you want to choose a light or darker shade. 

Colors That Will Hurt Resale

Avoid anything too bright such as violet, black, and orange. These colors can be seen as overpowering, so it's best to avoid them on your walls. Potential home buyers will be turned off if they see anything too bright or dark when it comes to color. 

Exploring the Best Exterior House Colors

Now that you've explored some of the best exterior house colors, you're well on your way to a beautiful exterior. 

Are you ready to make your dreams come true? Or, do you need design inspiration? 

Contact us today for a free estimate and we can help you make your dreams come true. We'll come up with an action plan and design that'll help you sell your home. 

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Comments 4

Guest - Shelly Withers on Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:38

Hey, thank you H3 Paint. I am looking to sell my current home and want to have great curb appeal. It a great house in a great neighborhood and everyone else has their house updated with bright new colors. I know that to sell this house for what we want to, there are a few simple things I need to get done like painting the exterior. It's been on the list to do and now that we are selling I've been looking for some creative ideas. This article really helps a lot. I'll be in touch to schedule an estimate!
Thanks again!

Hey, thank you H3 Paint. I am looking to sell my current home and want to have great curb appeal. It a great house in a great neighborhood and everyone else has their house updated with bright new colors. I know that to sell this house for what we want to, there are a few simple things I need to get done like painting the exterior. It's been on the list to do and now that we are selling I've been looking for some creative ideas. This article really helps a lot. I'll be in touch to schedule an estimate! Thanks again!:)
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