While paint color is a key part of any exterior home remodel, that is just one piece to having a cohesive look. We absolutely love Kendall Charcoal for its unique ability to bring a variety of elements together. It has a very neutral gray tone that plays well with darker accent colors, while bringing out the warmth of stained woods. Kendall Charcoal is also an excellent back drop for potted greenery on your porch- adding a beautiful accent color.
If you love off white as much as we do but also have fond memories of the traditional beige home you may have grown up in, then you will want to consider Alabaster. The darker shade nestles nicely in the landscape, helping to complement the natural beauty of its surroundings.
Its dark neutral tone provides excellent contrast in a variety of applications, and it makes warm natural materials really stand out. The LRV of the color is just right for homes that get a fair amount of sun, and it has subtle warm notes that lean towards beige while remaining bright, clean, and cheery.
Repose Gray is the trending go-to paint color for a bright neutral grey that gives dark brown accents a crisp contrast.
It works beautifully on garage doors and windows, but can also be used to paint sections of the home or as the trim for darker-toned siding. The darkness of Iron Ore one falls between the Kendall Charcoal and Soot paint colors. Factors such as natural lighting, undertones, and your property’s fixed elements will have a significant impact on how a color will appear on your exterior.
Our friends at Samplize offer extra-large 9 x 14.75 inch peel-and-stick paint samples of the colors we love for exteriors. Darker then Onyx by Benjamin Moore, it’s a beautiful accent color for garage doors and shutters.
We love how Thunder by Benjamin Moore looks with white siding, giving it a clean and airy vibe.
Last but not least, Urbane Bronze has earned a top spot in our 15 best exterior paint colors for your home in 2021.
That said, it can also be used as a base color in the right environment, bringing some extra warmth with stone, gray, and black surrounding. While Kendall Charcoal was seriously considered, Seapearl by Benjamin Moore tipped the scales for us because of its unique versatility.
Great as a trim, accent, siding, stucco, and brick color across a wide variety of home styles, Seapearl seems to have it all. It also won points for its nod to the current reprise of updated beige colors we are seeing in modern home trends.
This year, we will continue to see neutral colors from light and bright to moody and dark used on homes of all styles, especially when other materials such as wood and iron are incorporated into the design. In addition to neutrals, updated earthy tones will make a resurgence, for traditional and modern homes alike.