Planning Your Exterior Design

In last week’s blog, we wrote about the top 2018 color trends for interior schemes so this week we decided to highlight the outside of your home. Paint

Exterior Color Trends 2018

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manufacturers spend a lot of time and effort studying what color hues are going to be popular each year, but predicting the future isn’t easy.

A major factor in color schemes has to do with your location. From quaint homes in the Northeast to rugged Southwest-style homes, exterior home colors reflect a cultural and social aspect of a specific area.

Sherwin-Williams is a major player in the paint industry and some examples of their exterior color trends 2018 include:

America’s Heritage

Ranging from exuberant hues that adorned ornately appointed Victorians to the softer, restrained shades of Craftsman bungalows, our featured color combinations are based on authentic schemes from their respective areas.

Desert & Southwest Style

The Desert & Southwest Style Palette highlights the warm, earthy tones of sun-baked adobe homes, terra-cotta roof tiles and desert sands with just enough contrasting hues of green and gray to cool you off.

Bright colors for 2018

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Northern Shores & Seaports

In the Nothern Shores & Seaports Palette, you’ll find softened shades of traditional colors found throughout nature. Slate blue, dusty red and subdued gray-green tones offer a calming serenity reflective of a vast, pristine landscape.

Southern Shores & Beaches

Throughout the Southern Shores & Beaches Palette, look for sun-washed tones that are as hospitable and accommodating on a breezy ocean side veranda as they are in a formal parlor served up with sweet tea.

Suburban Modern

Offset the rich ambers, avocado greens and inky blues of the Suburban Modern Palette with neutral tones and aluminum or stainless steel accents for a sleek, contemporary style.

Suburban Traditional

The Suburban Traditional Palette had established color combinations that befit traditional residential architecture and blend well with suburban landscape.

See the full post here:  Residential Exterior Palettes

In our previous blog, one of the highlighted colors was Behr Paint’s color of the year, The Moment. What makes it so unusual is the fact that it is predicted to be a popular color for both interior and exterior, which isn’t usually the case.

Depending on the lighting, it can appear to take on a number of shades, anywhere from a light blue to green to grey, making it a very versatile choice.

If you want some great ideas for interior and exterior color options, this video provides a lot of examples:

One color that is continually mentioned as a favorite for 2018 is black. This would normally be a trim-only color for exterior painting and an accent color for the interior, but this year black is back.

One of last year’s standout trends was a yellow-green shade, which was bright and powerful, but the new year is reflecting a combo of warm and cool tones that are eye-catching.

Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman gave some insight on design trends for 2018 in this post. Her thoughts are that iridescent colors will still be popular, which is a carryover from 2017, and that there will be a movement to more intense colors.

If you plan to have the exterior of your home painted, talk to the experts at your local paint store about color ideas and then research Denver exterior painters to find the best contractors in your area.