If your porch looks old, tired, and in need of a makeover, there’s an easy and inexpensive solution: give it a fresh coat of paint. A new hue can totally transform your space and increase your curb appeal. So pick a paint color, grab a roller or brush, and you’ll have the perfect porch just in time for summer.
Not only does a white porch look crisp and clean—it’s also the perfect canvas for almost any decor, like coastal chairs or vibrant pillows. Classic white pairs especially well with dark blue or gray wood, stone, or brick facades, adding an element of contrast. Follow a common Southern tradition and paint your porch ceiling light blue.
As you sit back in your rocking chair and look up, you’ll swear you’re outside viewing the sky. For the remainder of your porch, go with a classic neutral, like white, off-white, or light gray. For a rich, nautical look, try navy blue, especially for Cape Cod houses or Craftsman-style homes .
By painting your porch green, you’ll help it mesh with the surrounding trees and bushes. A dark green porch really pops against a home with a brown or gray façade, such as stained cedar, and gives it a Western, lodge-like feel. This sophisticated neutral works beautifully with modern and contemporary homes.
To add dynamism, make your porch steps white and the risers black or even try a geometric pattern on your floor. For a classic and formal look, ideal for Colonial or Federal-style homes , use rich dark brown paint for your porch.
To complement this hue, stain your balusters, front door, and wood floors in a similar shade. If your home is in a tropical location, surrounded by buildings in bold colors, try following suit. To avoid an overwhelming effect, paint the porch railing and floor in bright shades (like butter yellow or eggplant) and the remainder in white or another neutral.