May 10, 2019
There are many questions and considerations that go into the design of a new home. For example, the size and landscape of the lot, the rooms and amenities needed, and of course, the homeowner’s own dreams and vision for their new house. The possibilities are virtually limitless, from classic colonial architecture to modern, avant-garde designs.
But even once the blueprint, architecture, and landscaping are all sorted out, one simple but the important question remains: what color?
While the question itself is straightforward enough, deciding on an answer can be much more difficult! The wrong color can seriously undermine the aesthetic appeal of otherwise fantastic design, while the right color can significantly elevate the “curb appeal” of any home.
So how can you possibly choose? Well, to help narrow down your decision, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular paint colors of 2019 so you can check out what’s trending among other homeowners.
A soft, yellow finish provides a bright, cheery look that pairs easily with a variety of accent colors. Combining pale yellow with warm accent colors like beige, gray, or light brown achieves a perfect blend of lighthearted fun and classic sophistication. Interested in something that makes a bit more of a statement? Try adding splashes of bright reds or sky blues to add some extra pizzazz! On the other hand, you can’t go wrong with bright, white trim for a more traditional look.
Dark, “smoky” red colors make a bold statement while still evoking the classic nostalgia of an old farmhouse. Paired with lighter neutral shades, such as the stonework and trim seen in the example above, complement the dark reds and add some visual “pop.” If you’re interested in incorporating natural features into your home’s exterior design, such as stonework, natural woods, and so on, a muted red finish can provide a perfect backdrop that highlights these natural features without grabbing too much attention itself.
Beige Siding with Bold Trim
While beige or neutral tones have long been the “old standbys” of home finishes, more and more homes are combining these traditional hues with bold roofing and trim colors. In the example above, the cobalt blue tone of the roof and the white accents of the window frames and other trim combine with the beige siding to achieve an elegant effect. The beige finish can also work well with “warmer” hues such as reds and oranges for something of a “ranch house” feel and can be a great way to highlight dramatic stonework along the exterior.
Of course, when it comes down to it, the most important thing when it comes to choosing the color of your home is finding something you love. We hope these ideas give you some inspiration, but don’t be afraid to think outside of the box — who knows, you could be the one to start the next home-design trend! If you’d like some guidance or advice from the experts, we’d love to chat — check out our Design Services to see how we can help.