Exterior Paint Colors For Your Home’s Architectural Style

When choosing the exterior paint colors for your Woodstock home, there are many factors to take into consideration. The color palette of your neighborhood, your own personal preferences, and local ordinances or homeowners association rules are all important, but one of the main determinants of exterior paint color should be the architectural style of your home.

Letting the architectural style of your home guide your paint color selections doesn’t mean you have to be constrained by historical accuracy, but it can give you a good place to start and help you create a cohesive look that will play up your home’s features to its best advantage. Take a look at some suggestions for choosing exterior color palettes, and contact our Woodstock house painting company to have your home professionally painted.

exterior paint colors for Craftsman houses

Craftsman style home with pale green and rusty red paint colors

Exterior Home Colors by Architectural Style

Cape Cod-Cape Cod homes usually look best with light, cool blues and grays, a reflection of the coastal origins of the style.

Colonial– These distinctive homes were traditionally painted in rich, earthy hues. Think rich reds, browns, and ochres.

Craftsman- Craftsman or Arts and Crafts style bungalows offer an opportunity to get a little more creative with color. The detailed architecture of these types of homes can support a bit more adventurous style, but do try to stay true to the inspiration behind the Craftsman style- nature. Earth tones are a classic route, from brown to terra cotta to moss green. Trim can be crisp white or cream, or even stained wood to further the natural look, with accents in red, black, chocolate, or deep green.

Georgian– Stately Georgian homes look best with classic, traditional paint colors like white and yellow. You could even go with a neutral shade like light gray or taupe.

Spanish– Spanish or Mediterranean Revival homes usually feature reddish orange clay roof tiles, so that should be considered when choosing a paint color. Golden yellows are a popular bold choice, but you could also achieve a more subdued look with whites, creams, and light tans.

No matter what style your home is, our Woodstock house painting company can help you give it a fresh new look with exterior painting services. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.

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