Top Home Paint Trends To Try In 2019

Dated: July 17 2019

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When it comes time to sell your house, you might want to consider giving your home a facelift. If you bought your home years ago and plan to sell it in 2019, you’ll need to take into consideration the paint colors and trends that today’s home buyers want. Here are seven trends to consider when painting the exterior of your house. 

Coral

Every year The Pantone Color Institute lists the “color of the year” which is a color that experts see growing in popularity over the coming year. In 2017 when Millennial Pink was a big deal. That’s because it was the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year. The 2019 Color of the Year is "Living Coral,” which is a lovely and vibrant color that would work well with a variety of home styles. A subdued modern home with a coral door can make for a great pop of color. A Spanish Style home in coral will blend beautifully with the Texan sunset. Since Pantone sets the color trends, you can be sure that people will clamor for coral for a few years to come. 

Dark monochrome hues 

Everyone on your street likely has a beige, white, or maybe even light blue home. If you want to stand out in a sea of sameness, paint the exterior of your home in dark, matte, muted colors like charcoal, dark grays, blues and greens. It’s moody, but it instantly elevates the house, suggesting something more modern, sleek, and luxurious. If a monochromatic gray home scares you, keep the trim white, offwhite, teal, or eggshell for a bit of balance.

Updated black and white

This year’s favorite color palette is a twist on black and white. Paint the home's exterior in a creamy warm-toned white or beige and then paint the trim or windows or any recessed areas in deep mahogany or warm chocolate brown. It’s a slightly warm twist on the popular modern farmhouse color scheme, which tends to be purely black and white. 

A bold door

Bold-colored doors have been growing in popularity in recent years, but now everybody wants to be that house on the street with the statement door. Paint the entire house in a palatable neutral color of your liking and then head on down to the paint store (or browse Pinterest) and find the perfect, bold, accent color: teal, tangerine, or the aforementioned coral -- the list is endless. "A bold color makes an impression on anyone who walks through the front door," Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at BEHR, told Realtor.com. Also, if your home’s exterior paint is already perfectly neutral, you only need to update the door. 

Cool gray 

For the ultimate zen home, consider Benjamin Moore’s 2019 color of the year -- Metropolitan AF-690, which is a cool, unassuming, gray hue. The brand calls it “understated yet glamorous,” and we find that gray colors on the neutral spectrum are both luxurious, and relaxing. 

White house with blue-black shutters

Give the house a stark cool-toned white makeover and then paint the shutters, a cool dark blueish black color. The blueish black updates the standard black shutter and gives it an edge and some depth. This color scheme is very regal, but it’s also striking to the eye and great for upping curb appeal. 

Bright Yellow

Hear us out, but bright yellow is a color trend you need to try this year. Bright yellow looks best on siding and another similarly paneled homes, and we also suggest offsetting the vibrant hue by painting the trim or windows in a bright white. This look is very nostalgic and goes over great with first-time home buyers, retirees, or anyone who yearns for the Main Street USA vibe of yesteryear. 

No matter what color or trend you go with, a fresh coat of paint and an intelligent color scheme can make all the difference when it comes to selling your property.

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Victor Madrigal

Victor Madrigal, from a young age, witnessed his father invest money, time, and labor into real estate. It was these memories that encouraged Victor to become a Realtor in 2009. After successfully obt....

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