Choosing the right exterior house paint color can be quite challenging. It’s not only a big decision and quiet and investment, but you also want to make sure that the house maintains a fresh and modern look for years to come.
If you are wondering what were the trends in 2021, we have gathered a list of the top 10 exterior paint colors of 2021, that might help you out with choosing the right house color in the upcoming year.
1. Warm & Creamy Whites
Some things (and colors) are just timeless. And white exterior house painting is one of them. It gives the house a warm, clean and bright look and we can hardly imagine that this classic color will ever go out of style. The colors that were a huge trend in 2021 were Seapearl and Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. Both colors are on-trend this year as warmer, off-whites that make the exterior stand out in a classy way.
2. Tricorn Black
Another trending color in 2021 is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams. This popular color has mostly been used for shutters and doors as an exterior accent. If your goal is to create a more temporary home style, painting your house black could be a bold, but smart move.
For all of those who like to keep it simple and more traditional, adding the Tricorn Black to certain parts of your exterior (windows, front door, gutter, etc.) will give that extra touch and modern twist you might be looking for.
3. Pale Blue and Green Accent Colors
Colors like Boothbay Gray and Pearl are rising in popularity and are often used as an accent color. They are calming, but not boring so it’s no wonder that they became a popular trend in 2021. To get the most out of the colors, they should be paired with cream white base paint. It gives the exterior a timeless, yet stylish look.
4. Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
Another trending exterior paint color this year is Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. The dark gray is a perfect choice for houses that get lots of natural sunlight. The modern color has slight blue and red undertones which makes it look amazing for homes with brick chimneys or red front doors.
5. Black as an accent or main color
While using black as an accent color is nothing new in the world of exterior design, bolder homeowners have started using black as their primary exterior house paint. If done correctly going dark on your home’s exterior will undoubtedly make it stand out. One of the most popular colors of the black exterior color trend is Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore, as well as Onyx by Benjamin Moore
6. Dusty Charcoal
Rich shades of charcoal were a big trend this year. Colors like Slate Roof by ECOS Paints have been mostly used to transform formerly beige-looking exteriors with an all-over coat of charcoal and have been a huge boom this year.
7. Vibrant Greens
Green shades were a go-to for house exterior painting in 2021, especially for homeowners who pay a lot of attention to their garden and greenery. Colors like Green Smoke No. 47, Farrow & Ball are extremely flattering to greenery and make the exterior look vibrant and modern.
8. Polar Bear by Behr
Polar Bear 75 is a top-selling classic cool tone with a hint of pink undertones. It works great as a trim color to bring out natural wood tones. The color also looks fabulous on board and batten siding styles as well.
9. Navy Blue
Navy blue became also very popular for exterior color purposes. It works great on midcentury modern homes, historic cottages, or coastal bungalows. When choosing a navy blue as an exterior paint color, the color should be more neutral (for example Hale Navy by Benjamin Moor). Such neutral colors look great on exteriors, without giving an “aggressive” look to the home.
10. Light blue
Finding a good light blue color that actually works can be challenging and Poolhouse by Sherwin Williams undoubtedly simplifies the process. This medium-light blue paint is both contemporary and timeless.
If you’re not a big fan of trending darker blue exterior colors like Hale Nave, Poolhouse is a cool medium blue shade that gives the exterior a bright look and looks amazing when paired with white or off-white trim colors.
It’s fascinating what a difference paint can make to a home’s entire look! And we hope that our list of the top 10 exterior paint colors of 2021 has given you some ideas and the needed inspiration for choosing the right one for your home. If you need a color consultation feel free to contact Swift Painting LLC at 225-414-6312.