Before you buy paint and supplies and invest time and money to improve the exterior of the house, do your homework. Evaluate your own preferences, and the general appearance of the neighborhood. If you are considering resale, universally want a combination of attractive colors. Use professional design tools and advice to find the perfect combination of colors for the home.

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Both, Sherwin Williams, Valspar and Benjamin Moore offer all colors visualization tools to help you find inspiration for color combinations. Use the images available to mix and match exterior paint colors for the walls, trim and details, or upload your own pictures for a more accurate and realistic concept. Most tools allow you to create a free account so you can upload photos and save multiple color combinations. The visualization tool provides a gallery organized by architectural style if you want to stay true to the original characteristics of the house. Styles include Spanish Mediterranean, Tudor, Colonial and Modern.


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To get an idea historically accurate color combination for home fail the Sherwin Williams color palettes available in Representative periods include the Jazz, Arts and Crafts and Victorian. Each pallet is available for download. Because configurations vary computer monitor, you’ll want to buy and order samples of the tones you are considering. The pallets will provide color samples of individual tones and possible ranges of wall colors, ornaments and shadow colors. Unless otherwise specified, all colors are historically accurate as exterior paint options.

Presentation of This Old House
Visit the “This Old House” website for professional design ideas and tips on how to choose colors for the exterior of the house. Read carefully the photographs and captions to accompany the color combinations in a slide show of 13 images. Each slide contains a brief description of the approach, as well as helpful hints on how to implement the design. Ideas range from the pairing of soft natural stone with bright colors like red doors and shutters to incorporate bold black shadows in the design combinations of simpler and more traditional colors that emphasize neutral and white.