Picking out paint colors for the outside of your home is no simple feat: For starters, it's not just one hue, it's three (siding, trim, and accents). And since it's a major financial investment, the pressure is real. Thankfully, sought out paint companies to determine which colors are the most popular selections made by other homeowners.
Let's start with siding: Since it covers the biggest square footage (and therefore costs the most), you should make that decision first. Keep in mind when selecting this color what other fixed elements it needs to work with — like the color of your chimney or even your neighbor's bright blue exterior. When it comes to public opinion, gray-blues, neutral beiges, and brick-brown are the most common picks.
Trim tends to be lighter than siding to make the home look and feel dynamic — when it matches the siding it comes off as flat. That's why you should pick the same or similar color as your siding, just a few shades lighter. That's why light grays, creams, and whites and the post popular choices for this part of the house.
Ready for some fun? Accent colors are where your can add some personality on places like your front door and shutters. This is how you make a statement that makes your home stand out on the block. A range of very different blues, browns, and some black lacquer are what most shoppers pick out for these placements — hey, go big or go home.