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The Best Exterior Paint Colors for 2024

It can be so hard to choose paint colors for a space as large as the exterior of your home. I have gathered all the best exterior paint colors for 2024, the trends in exterior paint the designers are choosing, as well as some other things you will want to keep in mind when choosing accents for the exterior of your home. It’s all right here!

A gray house with warm white trim as well as wood pillars and wood window boxes.  The porch is stone and the downspouts are black.
Source: Brick and Batten

What to Consider When Choosing a Paint Color

First thing is take a look at the fixed elements such as the color of the roof and windows. Don’t worry about the front door or garage door, the color of those can be changed easily. It’s not as economical to change out your roof though.

Then once you have narrowed it down to a color family grab a few samples of your favorite paint colors from that family. Make sure you test it on several sides of your home because the color can look different on each side at different times of the day.

Now you need to choose accent colors for the trim, front door, garage door, etc. Grab samples of those you think pair well and then put those samples next to the color you have chosen for the home.

Once you have the accent colors chosen it’s time to take the plunge and start painting!

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Best Exterior Paint Colors

Here we will discuss the current trends in exterior paint colors, how they are used and some popular colors designers are choosing. Stick around to the end for some other accents you should consider when designing the exterior of your home.

When reading each paint color feel free to click on the links to these colors to get more information on them.

Black on Black

All black homes are very trendy right now and I personally think they have a wonderful look. You can make them look modern or traditional. Black works for whatever your style is.

A black house with black trim set in winter with snow on the ground, on the roof, and icicles hanging from the gutters.
Source: HomeBunch

Sherwin Williams Cyberspace

Cyberspace is one of Sherwin Williams’ darkest paint colors. It’s not actually a black. It’s a dark blue with strong charcoal undertones.

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Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

Tricorn Black is a true black with no undertones. This paint color is a great neutral and perfect for exterior doors, shutters and trim. This is quite frankly one of the most popular blacks available.

Get a sample of Tricorn Black from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Caviar

Caviar is also a neutral like Tricorn Black but has a little more brown in it. They are right next to each other on the paint swatch which means they are very similar.

This color is sophisticated, as it’s name suggests, and it looks amazing with warm grays and warmer whites.

Get a sample of Caviar from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore

This is another very popular paint color. It’s a very dark charcoal gray, almost black. This makes it unique because if you are looking for something a little softer than a dark black Iron Ore is a great option.

Iron Ore has blue undertones which makes it on the cool side.

Get a sample of Iron Ore from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn

Peppercorn is different from Iron Ore because it falls on the warmer side of the spectrum. It has a lot of depth which makes it a lovely black color and is why it’s so popular.

Get a sample of Peppercorn from Samplize!

Black and White

Take any of the paint colors above and pair them with some of the whites listed below. Black and white together is a great combo if you are going for a Modern Farmhouse feel.

A house with black siding and painted brick white with lots of wood accents above windows and the front porch.

Sherwin Williams Pure White

Pure White is a very pretty creamy white paint color. It has yellow undertones but there is also a touch of gray in it that mutes that yellow. It is a bright paint color sitting at 84 on the LRV spectrum.

Get a sample of Pure White from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover is a gorgeous white paint color with an LRV of 80.28 which makes it very bright. This color is cool with slight blue/gray undertones.

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Warm Whites and Creams

White and cream just screams timeless elegance.

A white house with white trim and a white metal roof with warm wood doors and black light fixtures above. The driveway is white concrete with a design in it made from bricks in a square inside a square.
Source: Barrow Building Group – Pure White

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace is very popular among…everyone! It’s LRV is 90.04 so it’s very bright. But it’s also a soft white that is really lovely, hence it’s popularity.

Get a sample of Chantilly Lace from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Cloud White

Cloud White is a warm white paint color with slight yellow undertones. What’s great about this color is that even though it has yellow undertones it has a neutral base which keeps it from being as warm as some of it’s counterparts.

The LRV of Cloud White is 87 which makes it very bright. While it is bright it also has this touch of softness that makes is like sitting on a cloud.

Get a sample of Cloud White from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Greek Villa

Greek Villa is a warm off-white with an LRV of 84. It is a warm paint color with subtle yellow undertones. This color is great for the exterior be cause it won’t look too washed out with the bright sun.

Get a sample of Greek Villa from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Shoji White

Shoji White is a bit darker than the others here. It might even fall under the category of greige. It is a warm white paint color with an LRV of 74.

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Beige is a great color for a traditional home and the colors I have listed here aren’t your 90’s beige colors. They are updated and modern and making a huge comeback.

A beige home with white trim and black shutters.  it has a brick front porch with brick steps and a stone first floor.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Sherwin Williams Natural Tan

This color is a warm beige-like color (it’s actually a tan but too good not to mention). It’s wonderfully warm but not as warm as many other beige’s. It’s LRV is 65 so it’s still a bright color but very close to the mid-tone range.

Get a sample of Natural Tan from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige is a very warm beige with slight gray undertones. It leans a little in the direction of a greige but is still definitely a beige. It has an LRV of 58 which makes it a mid-toned paint color.

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Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan

Manchester Tan is a gorgeous warm paint color with yellow undertones as well as a touch of green. It’s LRV is just under 64 so it’s a bit lighter but close to the mid level.

Get a sample of Manchester Tan from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth

Stone Hearth is a wonderful taupe/beige that has a fabulous depth of color. The LRV is 48.45 which puts it in the mid range.

It’s also part of the classic color collection which makes sense because this color screams classic Americana.

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Sherwin Williams Natural Linen

This color is more of a light color with an LRV of 66. It is a warm neutral with greige undertones which really tones down the yellow.

This color looks amazing with light wood tones.

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Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige

Balanced Beige has slight gray undertones which really makes it a balanced color. (See what I did there!;). When a color has a gray undertone it tends to be a little more muted hence the more balanced nature of this color.

Now there is also a slight touch of green but the only time you will see it is when you have a room with a lot of greens in it. Otherwise, it’s a hidden undertone.

It also has an LRV which puts it right in the middle of the mid-tone range, it’s 46.

Get a sample of Balanced Beige from Samplize!


Green is another color that is very on trend right now. The color is especially popular for exteriors because it makes a home blend in with nature.

A green house with a dark door that has tons of glass in it.  The front door is flanked by two lanterns and on the front porch are two adirondac chars in black next to a huge flower pot.
Source: Benjamin Moore

The best green paint colors for the exterior of the home are ones that are earth tones. This really helps blend in.

Benjamin Moore Ashwood Moss

Ashwood Moss is a gorgeous dark green with lots of gray undertones. It has an LRV of 10.46 and is in the classic color collection.

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Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog has been named Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2022! As you can see sage is extremely popular if both of these manufacturers have named their paint color of the year a sage green.

Evergreen Fog is a gorgeous sage that is a bit on the darker side with an LRV of 30. This color has the perfect blend of green and gray!

Get a sample of Evergreen Fog from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Olympic Range

Olympic Range is a cool, dark green with undertones of blue and gray. The gray really helps keep this color grounded. It’s LRV is 7.

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Benjamin Moore Black Forest Green

Black Forest Green is a gorgeous dark, dark green that is almost black. Hence the name! It has an LRV of 4.85.

If your room has little natural light this color might look black it is so dark.

Get a sample of Black Forest Green from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Aegean Olive

Aegean Olive is a warm green with brown undertones. You could almost say it’s a brown with green undertones they are so strong. It’s also pretty dark with an LRV of 11.54.

Get a sample of Aegean Olive from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Olympic Range

This color is a cool dark green with blue and gray undertones. It is really reminiscent of the cool colors of the forest. The LRV of Olympic Range is 7 which makes it a very dark paint color.

Get a sample of Olympic Range from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Backwoods

Backwoods is a gorgeous dark green color that has so much depth. This color is part of their classic collection and it totally makes sense. This color has been around forever and will be around forever.

Backwoods is a warmer gray than some of the others we have discussed. It pairs very well with different wood tones as well as warm whites.

Get a sample of Backwoods from Samplize!

Gray or Greige

Gray and Greige are still having their moment and make great exterior paint colors!

A gray house with a stone retaining wall in the front yard, stone stairs to the red front door and colorful landscaping next to a lake.
Source: The Spruce

Benjamin Moore Cape May Cobblestone

Cape May Cobblestone is one of those colors that is timeless. It’s a beautiful greige paint color that is very warm and in the mid-tone range with an LRV of 40.14.

Get a sample of Cape May Cobblestone from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Cheating Heart

Cheating Heart is a gorgeous charcoal paint color with blue undertones. It’s on the cool side but looks amazing with warm tones such as brick or stone. It’s very dark with an LrV of 7.

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Benjamin Moore Silver Lake

Silver Lake is named perfectly. It gives the feel of looking over a lakes surface. It gives the sense of peacefulness.

While it is technically in the mid range it’s close to the border into the light range. It has a gorgeous depth of color that will leave you wanting it everywhere inside and out of your home.

Get a sample of Silver Lake from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray

Amazing gray is considered a true gray because it can have a tendency to go both warm or cool.  It is one shade darker than Worldly Gray. Both colors have a slight undertone of green.

Get a sample of Amazing Gray from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle

Fawn Brindle is a warm paint color with green undertones. These undertones make it more of a greige rather than a gray. It sits at a 36 on the LRV scale which makes it a mid-toned paint color.

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Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray

Wordly gray is the lighter version of Amazing Gray and is considered a true gray with a slight tendency to be warm.  This color has a slight undertone of green.

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Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray

Agreeable gray is lighter than Dorian gray but also has a hint of purple.  If you don’t like your paint to pull green then this is a great choice!

I also have a post dedicated to the comparison of Agreeable Gray vs Repose Gray as well as coordinating colors to Agreeable Gray if you want more information.

Get a sample of Agreeable Gray from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Repose Gray

Repose Gray is a fabulous color with subtle undertones of brown and a touch of purple.  If you are thinking of selling your home this is a great color to paint your walls for a neutral backdrop.

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Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze

The unique thing about Urbane Bronze is that it has both bronze and brown undertones. It has an LRV of 8 which makes it probably the darkest mentioned here today. I would use it on doors (I used it on my front door and love it). It also looks great on furniture or the exterior of a home.

Get a sample of Urbane Bronze from Samplize!


Blue houses are an American Classic! Especially if you live by the ocean or a lake, even near a river. they are classic and will always look great!

A navy blue home with white trim, dormers, and a two story porch with a wrap around porch on the first level.
Source: Brick and Batten

Sherwin Williams Sea Serpent

Sea Serpent is a navy blue with green undertones. It’s really quite unique. This paint color goes really well with red brick or other warm stones. It has an LRV of 7 which makes it quite dark.

Get a sample of Sea Serpent from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Hale Navy might be one of the most popular navy paint colors. It has slight purple undertones but really chows more of a true navy. It’s a popular color that has been used on doors, cabinetry, furniture, as well as walls. You can’t go wrong with Hale Navy.

Get a sample of Hale Navy from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Naval

Naval is the Hale Navy of the Sherwin Wiliams paint line. It’s a dark navy blue with slight purple undertones. This color has not much, if any, gray in it. It’s a great navy color!

Get a sample of Naval from Samplize!

Sherwin Williams Needlepoint Navy

Needlepoint Navy is as it implies, a navy paint color but it’s a little on the lighter side of what you might think of as a navy. It has an LRV of 13, which is light for a navy.

This paint color is so special and loved by designers all over the world because it looks great in any environment, from the beach to suburbia to downtown homes. You can’t go wrong with this color.

Get a sample of Needlepoint Navy from Samplize!

Benjamin Moore Steel Blue

Benjamin Moore Steel Blue is a gorgeous paint color with gray undertones. It also has a touch of violet which is what sets it apart from other blue colors. It’s a mid-toned color with an LRV of 35.27.

Get a sample of Steel Blue from Samplize!

Additional Considerations For Exterior Paint Colors

There are other things to think about when designing the exterior of your home than paint colors. You can add other elements that make a home stand out.

Wood Accents

A modern black house with wood around the garage door and front door with angled windows and windows in the left side only of the garage door.
Source: Curtis Homes

Wood accents such as you see here can make a home look modern or coastal. It depends on how the wood is used.

Here you can see the wood is used vertically as opposed to the horizontal siding. And when paired with dark paint colors give it a really striking look.

Balck Windows and Black Accents

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I have often said a room is not complete without a touch of black and the same goes for the exterior of your home. Adding black accents as you see here can really bring up the level of sophistication of your home.

Copper Accents

A stone house with copper gutters, black roof, and a paver driveway with paver side walk to a front door with an arched design.
Source: Copper Bays

Copper adds a sense of warmth to a home and pairs really well with different colors in landscaping. Here copper is used in the trim, gutters, the roof to the small bay window, and the weather vane. It goes so well with the warmth in the stone and contrasts nicely with the greenery in the landscape.

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