Picking a paint colour can be a difficult choice. There are so many colours to choose from, each of them presenting their own benefits. In the event that you are unsure, sometimes going with a classic colour is the way to go, especially when it comes to exterior paint. What is a classic colour? That would be gray exterior paint. Not only is it modern and contemporary, it has been a long time trend for homes. Although it started out to be an interior trend, it has rose to the surface and is as stylish as ever on exterior siding. Keep reading to find out all the benefits and which colour might be perfect for your home!
Why You Should Choose Gray Exterior Paint
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Important Factors About Gray Exterior Paint
Depending on how dark you want your exterior to be, gray paint not only will make a strong statement, but it will exude elegance too! It also looks perfect on certain types of architectural homes, like homes with shingles because they highlight the colour well. In order to find the best gray for your exterior, you need to consider two things: the surrounding landscape and nearby architecture. Where is your home positioned? This is also vital because where your home is in relation to the sun will impact if the paint is visually appealing or not. Lastly, be sure to test out how the colour will appear on the exterior. This includes knowing the material of your home and testing certain areas of your house to see how the gray paint looks under different lighting conditions, even outside.
Popular Exterior Gray Paints
- Behr Flannel Gray N520-3: Enormous depth without being too dark. Also looks perfect with deep or soft blues.
- Benjamin Moore Storm AF-700: A very strong gray (hence the name, Storm). Also works beautifully with black and softer grays.
- Glidden Flagstone Grey 22/030: A very classic gray paint and can instantly impact any style of home.
- Sherwin Williams Gray Screen SW 7071: This is a versatile gray and is great for exterior and as an accent. Was one of Sherwin William’s most popular colours in 2016.
- Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray SW 7044: Besides the name including the word “amazing” (it probably is), this is a very trendy hue from Sherwin Williams because of how well it coordinates with off-whites and warm undertones.
What Colours Should Your Trims Be?
In terms of window trims, it does depend on what style you’re looking to implement. If your home is using a popular charcoal paint, like Kendall Charcoal HC-166, a muted black would look great for your window trims.
To set your windows perfectly, Black Satin 2131-30 is a great exterior paint. If you’re not really a fan of using this black paint, you can always go with charcoal around the windows. Also, with exterior gray paint features, charcoal window trims make the most sense. This is because they both would compliment each other well.
Aluminum Siding Paint
Trim is basically any strip of wood, aluminum or various other materials that are on a surface to provide texture and depth. Many people like to decorate trim, especially in their homes. This includes baseboards to windows castings and crown mouldings. For interior trim, it can include wainscoting or even chair rails. Exterior trim can include windows, frames and sidings.
There are two types of paint you want to use for your aluminum siding: Sherwin William’s Low Sheen and Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select Exterior paint (low luster or flat). It’s important to remember that there is a two coat minimum when it comes to exterior painting. In most cases though, if you are going from dark to light or vice versa with your shades, three to four coats work best.
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