Classic Exterior Color Choices for Your Northern Virginia Home

Classic Exterior Color Choices for Your Northern Virginia Home

The end of summer is quickly approaching, but there is still plenty of time before the temperatures drop to give the exterior of your home some attention. Whether you’re dreaming of a refreshed look that will improve your home’s curb appeal for sale or simply want to love what you see every time you pull into your driveway, nothing looks better than a fresh coat of exterior paint in the perfect color.

Of course, with thousands of colors to choose from finding that perfect color can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve rounded up some great examples of classic exterior color schemes that you will be sure to love for years to come.

Bright and Elegant in White

Lowcountry Guest House | Richmond Hill, Georgia

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It doesn’t matter if you have siding or brick, there is nothing more classic than white exterior paint. It creates the perfect backdrop to showcase your landscaping. And you can compliment your fresh, white exterior with black shutters and a red door for a truly classic look or showcase your personality by selecting an accent paint in one of your favorite colors. When white is the dominant color you can safely go as bold or reserved with accent colors as you desire while remaining confident it will look great.

Beautiful Neutrals

Salem Avenue Renovation

Photo by Sicora Design/Build - Search traditional exterior design ideas

Tone on tone with tans, browns, or creams can create a subdued and cohesive look to the outside of your home. Exterior color schemes like these tend to blend seamlessly with your landscaping, and the subtle contrast in paint colors is an effective way to highlight architectural details while maintaining an overall feeling of elegance.

Bold and Stately

Kirkwood, MO Custom Home

Photo by Hibbs Homes, LLC - Look for Victorian exterior design inspiration

If you’re looking something that retains that classic charm while nodding towards current trends, a darker exterior paint color might be for you. Mid to dark grays, hunter greens, or navy blues are all beautiful options, especially when paired with crisp, white trim. Of course, you don’t have to accent a dark exterior with a lighter color. This Victorian, row home looks dramatic and lovely in dark gray and blue:

37 Liberty

Photo by Todd Davis Architecture - Search Victorian exterior pictures

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If you’re still feeling uncertain or just want a professional’s opinion, consider meeting with a color specialist to select an exterior color scheme that is perfect for your home. Our friendly and talented design consultant would be happy to set her years of experience to work finding you a an exterior color scheme you will absolutely love.

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