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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.