Whether you’re redoing the outside of the house, you already live in, or you’re in the middle of building a home, selecting a color for the exterior can be immensely challenging. Homeowners can feel a great deal of pressure surrounding this decision! After all, the exterior of your home is the only thing passersby see of your residence and the first thing you see every day when you come home. Therefore, it’s important for it to look great and be a reflection of your personal style.
In this guide, you will see information about some of the best exterior color options available to today’s homeowners. Hopefully one of them will stand out to you as being the perfect choice for your upcoming renovation! If not, though, the suggestions you see here may spark your creativity and help you decide what color is ideal for your home’s new look.
Red – Red houses are definitely bold, but this hue isn’t just for barns in the rural Carolinas and Virginia. It can be a standout option for ultra-contemporary houses and dark red looks great on traditional and Victorian styles. If you aren’t willing to commit to an all-over red for your house, consider using red accents instead.
Brown and tan – Brown and tan homes may seem to be a dime a dozen, especially if you live in the suburbs of a fast-growing area like Winston-Salem or Charlotte. However, you can use a color in this family on the exterior of your home without blending in. Consider using a chocolate brown shade or a red-cedar siding to set your home apart in a sea of brown and tan.
Grey – Grey is actually one of the most versatile home colors because it is simply available in so many different shades. If you want a dramatic look, you can choose a deep, dark shade or, if you’d prefer something brighter and airier, a light grey could suit your needs. Since all greys are neutral, you can pair them with just about any combination of accent colors to truly put your own stamp on your home’s exterior.
White – White houses are absolutely timeless. They look particularly picturesque in rural regions, set amid lush fields or forests. If you live in a sparsely populated area of the Carolinas, white siding might be exactly what your house needs to pop. Furthermore, thanks to modern siding innovations, you no longer have to worry about white siding getting as dirty and dingy as painted wood styles used to.
Black – Black is just as classic of a color as white, but on the house, it’s significantly edgier. Black siding can actually be very striking when done correctly. If, however, you don’t know how you feel about an entirely black house, but still want your home to stand out, consider adding black trim or other accents.
At Hatch Homes, we want to work with you to bring your vision for the appearance of your house to life. No matter what color you’re interested in, we’ll help you find the perfect materials to make the image in your head a reality. Even if you are struggling to decide what hue is best for your house, our professional team will help you come to a determination. We love working with families all over the Carolinas, and we can’t wait to meet you!