7 Inviting Home Exterior Color Palettes

Symmetrical homes evoke a sense of formality, elegance and heritage. Honor tradition with a lighter-colored palette rimmed by darker accents. This home softens into its surroundings, while a bright blue door spotlights the elegant architecture of the entryway. Paint colors:Churchill Hotel Ivory, Betsy’s Linen and Lake Breeze by Valspar

Aqua + Royal Purple + Crisp White

Staying true to its surroundings, this large home’s ocean blue color reflects the seaside nearby. Paint the front door in an unexpected saturated hue, such as royal purple, for a playful yet stylish look. Paint colors: Blue Sarong, Sultana and Pure White by Behr

Mustard Yellow + Brown + Honeysuckle White

This home gives a subtle nod to Tudor style with its brown accents but is thoroughly contemporary with a bright coat of mustard yellow. For such a statement, opt for a neutrally stained wood door. Paint colors: Classic Gold, Nugget Gold and Smooth Silk by Behr

Cool Green + Butter Yellow + Pure White

This transitional home takes a cue from its woodland setting with a cool color palette. Syncing up with nature’s tones is a sure way to evoke sensations of a calm and serene abode. Paint colors: Environmental, Marsh Marigold and Ultra Pure White by Behr

Slate Gray + White + Deep Turquoise

Capture sophistication and elegance with a muted blue-gray color palette accented by white trim. The traditional front door is painted a deep navy-turquoise to complement the slate gray wood shingle siding. Paint colors: Intergalactic, Polar Bear and Deep Breath by Behr

Cheerful Yellow + Cinnamon + Pure White

A modern beach house warms in the sun with a custard yellow glow, grounded by a cinnamon stick front door. Pure white accents on the windows contribute to the crisp and clean vibe. Paint colors: Roasted Corn, Artisan and Ultra Pure White by Behr

Apricot + Peach Cream + Green

To create a focal point at your front door, paint your entire exterior in similar shades of one color family. In this case, neutral hues of peach direct the eye to the green front door. Paint colors: Crescent Cream, Deer Valley and Inverness by Sherwin-Williams