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Curb Appeal Ideas

Whether you plan to sell your house or just want to give it a fresh new look, you can add to your home's curb appeal by tackling a few small, simple painting projects. Adding a punch of color to the exterior elements of your home—the front door, shutters, trim, garage door, porch, and even fence—is a great way to enhance your home with minimum effort and expense. Explore our curb appeal ideas and find out how you can give your home a striking new look without making major renovations.

Benjamin Moore’s pomegranate (AF-295) paint color on this front door creates a vivid first impression.
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    pomegranate (AF-295) Door
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    timber wolf   (1600) Body
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    snowfall white (OC-118) Trim

Eye-Catching Allure

Accentuating the vivid color of the flowers and creating a welcoming visual presence, the eye-catching pomegranate (AF-295) front door makes an unforgettable first impression. Its splendid contrast with the neutral timber wolf (1600) body color and the classic snowfall white (OC-118) trim dramatically livens up the overall look of the house.

Benjamin Moore’s sophisticated white opulence (OC-69) paint color beautifully envelops this front door.
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    fairview taupe (HC-85) body
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    white opulence (OC-69) Door & Trim

Timeless Appeal

A timeless appeal, sophisticated white opulence (OC-69) beautifully envelops this front door. Seamlessly blending with the window trim, railings, and porch furniture, its refined off-white hue likewise enhances the traditional fairview taupe (HC-85) body color for a simple yet elegant look.

A front door painted with Benjamin Moore’s baby seal black (2119-30) instantly catches the eye.
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    baby seal black (2119-30) Door
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    swiss coffee (OC-45) Body & Trim

Traditional Twist

Painting your front door black instantly catches the eye. We used baby seal black (2119-30) to give this traditional home an unexpected twist. Contrasting nicely with the house’s versatile white body color and trim, this unexpected door color contributes to this palette’s timeless appeal, while adding a touch of personal flair.

A porch floor painted with Benjamin Moore’s richmond gold (HC-41) color creates a welcoming look.
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    richmond gold (HC-41) Floor
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    clarksville gray (HC-102) Body
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    cloud nine (OC-119) Trim

Welcoming Charm

This porch’s warm palette evokes a welcoming aura that’s perfect for entertaining guests or lounging away in summer. The richmond gold (HC-41) floor color complements the finely-crafted front door and blends nicely with the house’s clarksville gray (HC-102) body color. The immaculate off-white trim lends the perfect touch for a clean overall look.

The checkerboard porch floor was created with Benjamin Moore’s hale navy (HC-154) and mountain peak white (OC-121).
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    hale navy (HC-154) Floor
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    mountain peak white (OC-121) Floor & trim
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    kansas grain (2160-60) Body

Fresh & Fun

Create a fun, playful atmosphere with this whimsical checkerboard pattern on your porch floor. hale navy (HC-154) and mountain peak white (OC-121) combine to give this house an updated country look, while tying in nicely with the trim and the pale yellow body color.

Benjamin Moore’s hodley red (HC-65) paint color on this porch floor creates a lasting impression.
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    hodley red (HC-65) Floor
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    edgecomb gray (HC-173) Body & Ceiling
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    cotton balls (OC-122) Trim

Dramatic Flair

This inviting porch leaves a lasting impression thanks to the dramatic, grounding effect of the hodley red (HC-65) floor color. This dark, warm hue blends well with the wicker furnishings and serves as the ideal contrast to the cool gray body color and the airy trim.

Shutters painted with Benjamin Moore’s kingsport gray (HC-86) create subtle accent.
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    kingsport gray (HC-86) Shutter
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    ashen tan (996) body
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    snow white (OC-66) Trim

Subtle Appeal

Using a monochromatic palette can create a stately feel for your home. Here, the kingsport gray (HC-86) shutters create a gentle, subdued contrast with the light brown body color. This subtle accent coordinates impeccably with the roof and blends beautifully with the off-white trim.

Shutters painted with Benjamin Moore’s van deusen blue (HC-156) play a home’s architectural details.
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    van deusen blue (HC-156) Shutter
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    coastal fog (976) Body
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    norwich brown (HC-19) Body
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    cloud white (OC-130) Trim

Elegant Twist

The van deusen blue (HC-156) shutters serve as an elegant juxtaposition to the neutral brown body colors and off-white trim, bringing about a balanced overall look. This elegant palette likewise plays up the architectural details of the house and enhances its crisp, clean lines.

Benjamin Moore’s almost black (2130-30) shutters make a bold statement.
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    almost black (2130-30) Shutter
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    arroyo red (2085-10) Body
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    timid white (2148-60) Trim

Welcome Home

Don’t be afraid to make a statement with bold colors on the exterior of your home. The almost black (2130-30) shutters on this cozy colonial combine with the deep barn-red body color to draw attention to its classic lines. The crisp white trim and idyllic natural setting contribute to this home’s welcoming feel.

Trim painted in Benjamin Moore’s wolf gray (2127-40) highlights this home’s exterior characteristics.
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    wolf gray (2127-40) Trim
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    hampshire taupe (990) body

Unique Appeal

A unique, sophisticated color palette can do wonders to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Here, the wolf gray (2127-40) trim combines beautifully with the taupe body and other shades of brown to highlight the home’s exterior characteristics.

Benjamin Moore’s antique white (OC-83) trim accentuates the features of this home.
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    antique white (OC-83) Trim
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    horizon gray (2141-50) body
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    night train (1567) Accent

Organic Style

A soothing, organic color scheme is a good way of highlighting your home’s design. Casually blending in with the subdued body color and framing the wood front door, the calming antique white (OC-83) trim accentuates the features of this home and gives vibrancy to the surrounding foliage.

The bold Benjamin Moore driftwood (2107-40) trim paint color lends an elegant look to this home.
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    driftwood (2107-40) Trim
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    latte (2163-60) body
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    pink damask (OC-72) Window Trim

Tudor Charm

The bold driftwood (2107-40) trim color of this majestic Tudor lends an elegant look and calls attention to the house’s architectural details. It splendidly blends in with the graceful monochromatic color scheme and serves as a charming contrast to the surrounding greenery.

Benjamin Moore’s midnight (2131-20) paint color gives this fence a new twist.
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    midnight (2131-20) Fence
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    simply white (OC-117) body
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    tarrytown green (HC-134) Door & Shutter

A Different Take

Fences need not always be white. Experiment with other colors for a new, creative twist. The green undertones of midnight (2131-20) on this fence splendidly coordinate with the dark green front door and the surrounding foliage. Simulating wrought-iron, the fence color creates a clean contrast and gives the property a formal, elegant style.

Benjamin Moore’s straw (2154-50) paint color on this fence blends well with white trim.
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    straw (2154-50) Fence & Body
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    ice mist (OC-67) Trim
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    black (2132-10) Door & Shutter

Beautiful Balance

Using the same color on your fence as on the body of your home can create an eye-catching look and extend the parameters of the architecture. Here, soft, warm straw (2154-50) works well with the white trim and tastefully complements the black front door for an attractive, balanced presentation.

Benjamin Moore’s banana yellow (2119-30) fence paint color instantly catches the eye.
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    banana yellow (2022-40) Fence

Bold & Playful

A burst of color works well in small areas and provides an energetic contrast to the surrounding stones. This banana yellow (2022-40) fence instantly catches the eye with its playful, whimsical flair.

Benjamin Moore’s paint color dolphin (AF-715) gives these garage doors a sophisticated look.
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    dolphin (AF-715) Garage Door & Trim
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    misty air (OC-44) body
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    white heron (OC-57) Window Trim

Contemporary Elegance

The soothing, cool taupe color of the garage doors contributes to this home’s sophisticated, contemporary design. Blending beautifully with the elegant cream body color and the house’s classic white trim, it strikes a lovely contrast with the manicured green lawn.

Garage doors painted in Benjamin Moore’s everlasting (1038) enhance this home’s overall style.
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    everlasting (1038) Garage Door & Body
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    mystic gold (HC-37) Trim
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    chantilly lace (OC-65) Window Trim

Exquisite Update

The neutral tone of the garage door and body of this Tudor-inspired home creates a clean, balanced look. Its exquisite contrast with the gold trim, dark front door and roof exudes a fresh, updated look that vividly highlights the house’s architectural features.

Using Benjamin Moore’s frostine (AF-5) on the garage doors enhances this home’s two-tone color scheme.
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    frostine (AF-5) Garage Door & Trim
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    cabot trail (998) body

Charming Classic

A classic two-tone color scheme can enhance the beauty of a house’s traditional architectural design. Matching the timeless frostine (AF-5) color of the garage door to the trim pays homage to this home’s charming country cottage look.