Exterior Paint Colours to Improve Curb Appeal

toronto home brick exterior painted by local toronto home painters to improve curb appeal

Exterior Paint Colours to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Thinking about selling your house? Or maybe you just want to start admiring your house and not cringe when you pull into the driveway. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad but you’d be surprised how a little exterior paint can do wonders for curb appeal. In case you’re not aware, curb appeal is all about the attractiveness of your property from the street. It involves everything from the landscaping to your front door down to the condition of your exterior paint. The first impression of your home is really important. We’ll go over some curb appeal ideas, amazing photos and house plans to get those juices flowing!

paint your front door for an easy exterior paint spruce up!

before and after house in toronto with brick exterior and wood front door painted red to improve curb appeal by local toronto home painters

There are so many ways that a new exterior paint colour can give your home that much needed curb appeal. There’s nothing like executing a quick spruce up on your front door. It’s fast, easy and super cost efficient!

Your front door is one of the most important features of your home’s exterior. It’s almost always the focal point as it’s the detail people notice and take in right away. Everything from the colour of your siding or brick down to your landscaping should work to complement your front door colour. We promise you, it’s that important!

Some of the top colours of the season for front doors are bright yellows, like Bright Yellow 2022-30It’s the perfect burst of colour that looks really vivid with lighter bricks or siding.

Image From Benjamin Moore

Image From Benjamin Moore

Another amazing front door colour that really stands out and makes a statement is Hunter Green 2041-10.

You also might consider a burgundy, like New London Burgundy HC-61. It really looks amazing against darker or lighter coloured bricks.

Image From Benjamin Moore

Image From Benjamin Moore

Lastly, a stylish and sophisticated charcoal door with Kendall Charcoal HC-166 can really work to add the perfect touch!

top exterior paint colours for the best curb appeal

before and after exterior painting of a tall house in toronto, ontario with grey window trim painted by local toronto home painters to improve curb appeal

In terms of actual exterior paint colours for curb appeal, here’s where you start to think about what kind of look you’re going for specifically. A nice neutral look might be your go-to for the best curb appeal because more often than not, these colours attract the most people. A neutral exterior paint colour that is still on trend this season is taupe.

A nice warm taupe, like Waynesboro Taupe 1544 is inviting while still remaining very clean and fresh.

Image From Benjamin Moore

Image From Benjamin Moore

If you want to go a bit more modern and sophisticated, gray is an inspired choice for nice curb appeal. Thundercloud Gray 2124-40 looks amazing with white or cream window trim or even charcoal or muted black, like Mopboard Black CW-680.

If you’re thinking you want to give your house a more classic and timeless feel that always stand the test of time,  you really can’t go wrong with a white like Simply White 2143-70If you want to modernize this classic motif in terms of trims, go for the muted black as we previously mentioned or even light gray. Gentle Gray 1626 is a nice choice that offers subtle soft blue undertones.

Image From Benjamin Moore

Image From Benjamin Moore

Earth tones also help to invite people in and make them feel comfortable. A nice natural green such as Bassett Hall Green CW-480 feels really lush and delightful. Also, think about updating your trims and windows with a nice cream or even a warm taupe here. Don’t forget to visit our Pinterest page for some extra inspiration and ideas!

Plan it Out

Take into consideration the landscape of your yard – if you are picking bold vibrant shades, the landscaping should be thorough shades of green. Including bushes, shrubs and plants that are not all different colours. This will help keep the eye on your home and not at the ground thus making a strong curb appeal!

An added top professional tip:

Typically, you want to paint about 70% of your home one colour. Then you can paint the trim around 20% and stand out accents about 10% like the front door. This rule is a good one to follow if you are unsure where to paint which colours, and it will keep it looking professional.


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Whichever direction you choose, these tips on using exterior paint colours to improve your curb appeal will help give you maximum results! But if you are just too overwhelmed with all the colours, why don’t you let HPT take care of it?  Call us NOW at 416-494-9095 or email brian@homepainterstoronto.com

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