5 On-Trend Exterior Paint Colours for 2021-2022

On trend exterior house colours

Looking to give your home’s colour scheme a shake up? Read on to learn about the on trend exterior house colours for 2021.

Choosing a paint colour for the exterior of your home is a big decision. It’s also quite subjective. Everyone has an opinion on what looks good, which colour boosts property value the most, and how to pick a shade that won’t go out of fashion in a year’s time. We’ve put together a list of 5 popular paint colours / combos for you to consider.

Popular exterior house paint colours 2021

Gentle blue hues

Whilst blue might not be the first colour that springs to mind when you think of exterior house colours, various shades of blue have been proving quite popular of late. Blues with grey undertones in particular tend to work well on coastal properties, weatherboard homes and Queenslanders, as well as on contemporary facades. Be sure to visit your local paint retailer before making any decisions, and have a play with colour swatches and sample pots.

Calming greens

Greens like sage are thought to be pleasant and calming and can accentuate the flowering plants and landscaping in your front garden. The sage green aesthetic, whilst a bit retro and not overly subtle, is making a comeback, so if you are keen to make a bit of a statement, this could be the way to go. Again, we recommend reaching out to a professional to help you with the process.

Easy breezy pastels

Light pastel colours can have a relaxing effect and generally work well on rendered facades and Hamptons style homes. Pastels can also add warmth to imposing looking architecture and are often paired with white or grey trim.

Warm earthy tones

Grounded neutral tones inspired by nature, such as beige, ivory and brown, are trending exterior house colours because they are timeless and easy to pair with other design elements. Earthy tones such as blush and terracotta are also popular trim options because they add an element of softness to the home’s exterior.

Go grey

Grey is also on trend in Australia at the moment, most likely due to its versatility. Traditional grey works well on older style homes to create a timeless look, whereas lighter grey colour schemes work a treat when it comes to contemporary facades. Warm greys provide the perfect backdrop for bold accents and pops of colour, and the palette also pairs well with fresh white.

Before choosing an exterior paint colour scheme, it is important to first think about your end goal. Are you putting your property on the market, and therefore hoping to appeal to a broad range of buyers? Do you want to work in with the other facades on your street? Or do you want your house to stand out from the crowd? The answers to these questions will help to inform your decision, as will expert advice from a paint professional.



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