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What's In and What's Out With Exterior Paint Colors

Posted on February 1, 2019

South Shore Outdoor House Painting

Trends change from year to year, whether in the world of fashion or the world of home improvement. As we move into 2019, there are several exterior paint trends that are moving in — as well as some that are moving out. How well have you kept up with the outdoor house painting trends? If you're thinking of painting your South Shore home this year, here are a few ins and outs to keep in mind.

In: Blues and Greys

Colorful exterior walls can be risky, especially if you have an HOA. Bold, bright colors can stick out like a sore thumb on a neighborhood street. However, cool colors like blue have become more prevalent in recent years, and in 2019, they're likely to be more popular than ever. Grey, on the other hand, can make a statement when used correctly. Deep grey can give a house a stately sort of elegance, while light grey can look cheerful and airy. In some cases, grey is used in conjunction with blue — such as grey trim with blue houses, for the best result.

Out: Brown

While neutral colors are still a popular choice for house colors, brown is becoming less and less popular. Beige is used synonymously with boring for a reason. While brown can be a safe choice, or a way to help your home look more natural, in many cases, it simply looks boring, especially when compared to other options.

In: Soft Yellow

Soft, cheerful aesthetics are coming back in style in the late 2010s, and 2019 looks like a good year for light yellow. The right shade of yellow can produce a cheerful, sunny look without being too harsh on the eyes. Yellow also blends in nicely with almost any neighborhood aesthetic, while still giving your home a little individuality.

Out: White and Off-White

Here again, white has been seen as a safe choice for as long as there have been houses. It doesn't create a garish effect, and it's light and airy enough to still look cheerful. You'd be hard-pressed to find a HOA that would have bylaws against white or off-white outdoor house painting. However, again, sometimes too much safety can be boring, and that's the case with white or off-white.

So, in conclusion, 2019 is a year to be bolder with your color choices — within reason. Don't be afraid to choose colors that give your house its own sense of style, while still complementing the rest of the neighborhood. Contact No Risk Painting today for a free quote on your outdoor house painting project.

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