Top Exterior House Painting Colors for 2024

Top Exterior House Painting Colors for 2024

Every year, new paint colors are trending and tearing up design blogs, magazines, and circles around the world. It’s almost an event to watch and wait for the new colors to be revealed, and thanks to brands like Pantone, the Color of the Year is one of the bestsellers, each and every year. People paint their homes based on these colors, and for good reason.

Trends aren’t just popular. They’re valuable. That’s right. If you’re looking to add value to your home or sell it sometime soon, painting in a trending color can increase its value and help you get more out of your investment. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at the exterior painting colors for 2024 that everyone is talking about.

The Trendiest Exterior House Paint Colors for 2024

If you’re considering an upgrade to the exterior of your home, a new paint job is a great place to start. There’s no need to replace all the siding or choose an entirely new exterior surface for your home when the one that you have is in good shape. A simple coat of paint can go a long way in giving your home an update that will increase your curb appeal, improve your own love of your home, and even add to the property value.

Warm, Wonderful Whites

Warm White Colour

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that white remains one of the hottest colors for exterior paints. Although there are several different shades to choose from, the warmer, creamy tones are the ones that are trending for 2024. Mix it with other colors or wood tones to create a unique finish, including on the windows, doors, and other trim accents.

You can even use a plain white for the trim to create a bit of complementary contrast and still keep that warm finish. And if you want to add a pop of color, you can do that with trim and accents, or even by changing the color of your roof if it’s time for a bigger upgrade.



As the gray family has become more popular, the selection of gray shades has also improved. Gray is a popular choice because it is clean and professional, and it often hides dirt better than white. Gray can be a cool or warm color; mix it with black for a clean, professional look, or add some warm beige to a warm gray for an earthy finish.
Gray is also a long-term color choice that won’t be off the trending list anytime soon. No matter how “hip” exterior colors get, there will always be a place for the classics. On homes right now, warm grays are trending just as much as cool tones, giving everyone something to choose from.

Warm Beige

Warm Beige

A nice blend of whites, creamy tones, and earthy vibes, warm beige was hot last year, and it continues to shine. You might think this isn’t much different than creamy white, but it’s actually going to create a completely different look.
When choosing beiges, pick the ones that match your tastes and look best on your building. There are so many shades that you’re sure to find the perfect one. Choose accent colors that complement the design that you’re going for, including earthy neutrals, grays, and others.

Two-Tone Paint Jobs


One growing trend in residential painting is two-tone painting. Modern homes and multi-story properties can look contemporary and unique when you choose two contrasting colors. You can also select complementary colors for a more cohesive look that’s less jarring. 

You may even decide to add a third or fourth color, depending on how big your home is. You can consult with your painters to see what your options are. They’ll be able to advise you on how to pull off this design perfectly, no matter which colors you choose. 

Dark Gray/Black


Those almost-black grays are growing in popularity for professional, modern homes that stand out and make a statement. There are tons of dark grays out there, including favorites like charcoal and slate, but you’ll have to take a look to see what will look best on your home.

Make sure that you don’t choose a color that’s going to make your home look small or dark. If you want to go darker, choose lighter wood accents or a lighter color for the trim that will help offset the wall of dark gray.

Sapphire Blue


Yes, we’re finally past the trending neutrals and into some color. Blue has been a popular exterior color for decades in various shades. This year, it’s sapphire blue that takes the cake, offering a royal, modern look that can work on mid-century modern homes, classic farmhouses, and even coastal cottages where you want to highlight the blues of the ocean.

Sapphire blue and royal blue shades are trending for 2024, often accented with lighter blues or whites. You may choose to add a pop of color with another accent, which can create a more colorful, unique finish.

Coral Red


Coral red is reminiscent of rich brick buildings, which makes it a popular choice for exterior paint. It works in the country and can add a pop of color to a city neighborhood. Plus, it can look traditional while still adding personality.

Coral red goes well with whites, blues, and earthy tones as accents, depending on the look that you want to create. If you’re looking for a bold color that makes more of a statement, this one should definitely be on your list.

Saffron Yellow


Another popular color for home exteriors, this year’s favorite yellow is saffron. The pale, warm yellow brightens up the home and makes it stand out in the neighborhood. Yellow is warm and inviting and goes with a lot of other colors in your home’s design.

If saffron is a bit too yellow for your liking, there are tons of pale yellow exterior paint colors that you can consider for your home. These may not be as popular, but if they’re more your preference, that’s what matters.

Colors That Are Off the List for 2024

On exteriors, you won’t see as many greens and browns as you did in past years, but these colors are trending on interiors, offering balance from the inside out. Softening bold colors is also not going to be seen as much, and fewer people will be using those vibrant orange-reds and bold colors that are shaking up the neighborhood.
Exterior paint color trends are also different from interior painting trends, so it’s important to make sure that you’re consulting the right list when you do your planning and research. And ultimately, regardless of whether a color is “hot” or not, it’s got to be something that you like.
Speaking of which, let’s talk about how to properly use this list of trending colors for inspiration.


In modern design, black exteriors are gaining in popularity. Although right now, they’re primarily limited to the most designer homes and styles, there are more everyday homes that are taking on black exteriors or black trim accents as a way to make a bold statement. This color offers a modern, sleek finish and can be so versatile that it doesn’t have to be ‘dark’ unless that’s the look that you’re going for.

How to Use Trending Exterior Paint Colors

There’s a fine line with trending colors. You can put them to use in your planning by using them as a jumping-off point. If you’ve already done some research and found a trending color you love, that’s great. If not, just consider them a starting point that allows you to explore all the options.

Trending colors can help you narrow down your options for exterior paint. With hundreds of different colors and hues to choose from, this can be helpful. Seeing what others are doing and what looks good on exteriors can help guide you to what will look best on your home.

If you are looking for a long-term update, choose the colors on the list that are more likely to stay from year to year. Bold colors are more likely to change than neutrals, but those shift from time to time, as well. Neutrals go with everything and make homes feel more “universal” so those who are selling might want to go this route.

Another option is to use some of the colors for trim and accents. Even if you choose an exterior color that isn’t on the trending list for the main part of your home, you can still incorporate trending colors into accent pieces or trim that’s easier to change as time and trends continue to evolve.

Who Decides What’s “Trending”?

The next question a lot of homeowners have is, who is in charge of determining the trending paint color list each year? It’s a combination effort, actually, and it seems that just about everyone in the industry is involved. Paint manufacturers, designers, and even the homeowners buying the paint have an influence on which colors make the trending list.

You’ll find big names like:

  • Pantone
  • Behr
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Martha Stewart
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Glidden
  • And others

How to Choose an Exterior Paint Color 

So, trending or not, how do you go about choosing the best exterior paint color for your home? It’s not an easy feat, and with the hundreds of potential options, it can seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you narrow things down. 

Start with the color family.

This eliminates a lot of options very quickly. If you know you want something in the white or beige family, you can rule out all the other colors. If you want to go bold with a blue or red shade, you can eliminate the neutrals from your search.

Choose a color that will be somewhat timeless.

  • You only paint the exterior of your home every five to 10 years, so you don’t want to pick a color that’s immediately going to be out of style in a year or two. You can repaint more frequently, but it’s going to get costly over time.

Consult the experts.

Professional painters aren’t just good at applying paint. They also know all about color trends, color psychology, and how to create the perfect look depending on your tastes. When you’re consulting with them about pricing and paint jobs, ask their advice on colors, too.

Your neighborhood.

Consider whether you have an HOA or neighborhood association with guidelines that you have to follow for exterior appearances. The last thing you want is to choose a fabulous color, paint, and then get slapped with a fine and have to pay to repaint because you broke the rules.

Choose colors that match the style of your home or your neighborhood. In contemporary neighborhoods, for example, there may be a lot of dark gray, modern homes. In a neighborhood of Victorian homes, more colorful schemes may be present because these classic homes are known for their colors.

Consider the undertones.

All colors come in warm, neutral, and cool shades and have their own finished appearances. You can mix these undertones in some instances, but it’s usually best if they’re carried through the entire paint job.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there’s something on the list of trending exterior colors for 2024 for just about every taste. Make sure that you try on a few shades with the help of digital paint preview tools, sample applications, and color swatches. The only way to truly decide which paint color will fit your home is to find what works for you. As mentioned, trending colors are a great starting point, but they don’t have to be your only options.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking specifically for a trending color to paint your home, this list has what you need. From bold choices to classic neutral options, there is truly something for everyone. Reach out to the professional painters at Elite Trade Painting to discuss your next paint job and how we can help you find the perfect color. 

Our team of experts has years of experience in exterior and interior painting, and we know how to create the perfect finished look, no matter which colors you choose. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your exterior painting project to get your home looking fresh and trendy in no time!

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