1. Hague Blue by Farrow & BallThis stately Washington, D.C., house is covered in a deep blue that holds up to the property’s lush landscape. For contrast, the window trim, pillars and second-floor balcony are painted a warm white. “Deep colors will blend in with the deep colors of nature,” says architect James Rill of Rill Architects.White trim: Grand Teton White, Benjamin MooreFind a design-build firm near you
2. Vermont Slate by Benjamin Moore A cool blue shade with a touch of green in it works well with the architectural style and wood details of this Irvington, New York, house. “We liked the combination of a cool blue siding color to complement the warm tones of the cedar screen that defines the entryway,” says architect Jeff Jordan of Jeff Jordan Architects. “It also felt like an appropriate homage to the midcentury spirit of the home.”Shop for outdoor lighting on Houzz
3. Rainstorm by Sherwin-Williams This recently remodeled house in Seattle by Board & Vellum features an energetic blue siding that demands attention. The slightly lighter blue shingles (Santorini Blue by Sherwin-Williams) help to break up the large structure without lessening the bold overall impact.White trim: White Dove, Benjamin Moore
4. Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore The exterior of this northern Minnesota lake house has a red, white and blue color scheme, making it a great gathering spot for Fourth of July celebrations. “Many of the homeowner’s antiques and collectibles have these specific color tones, so we were able to pull inspiration directly from them to select our exterior paint colors,” says designer Jennifer Horstman of Lenox House Design.White trim: White Dove, Benjamin Moore; red door: Show Stopper, Sherwin-Williams
5. Cabana Blue by BehrThis home in Hilo, Hawaii, might be small in size, but it goes big on color. The bold blue brings a tropical vibe that’s ideal for its surroundings. “In Hawaii, people can definitely get away with using more ‘out there’ colors because of the vibrant surroundings,” says Ellie Madsen of Paradise Tiny Homes. “This color plays off the greenery and reminds you of the ocean.”
6. Blue Note by Benjamin Moore This Hamptons, New York, house stands out with stylish blue siding and a bright yellow front door. “The blue works well as it’s solid and friendly but gives an air of quiet sophistication and a contemporary flair to this modern farmhouse,” says Victoria Larson of Larson Architecture Works. “The chartreuse door strikes a note of fun and excitement and contrasts beautifully with the blue.”Front door: Chartreuse, Benjamin Moore
7. Atmospheric by Benjamin Moore The airy light blue of this coastal Massachusetts home fits in well with the neighboring houses. “It provides a bit of a pop from other houses around it but still is in tune with a seaside community,” says Brian Stein of BDS Design. “It’s a fresh take on older homes with dark window sashes.” White trim: Tranquility, Benjamin Moore
8. Boothbay Blue by James HardieThe exterior of this Victorian-style home in Kirkwood, Missouri, is covered in durable fiber cement siding and shingles in a soothing premade blue with gray undertones. “The gray tone brings it into the neutral family, while the richness of the color makes the bright whites pop,” says Melody Meiners of Hibbs Homes. “It calls attention to the architectural details that lend the home a historical charm.”If you love this color but don’t need new siding or shingles, don’t worry. Most paint companies should be able to perfectly color-match this shade or any other one you like.More on HouzzWhat to Know About Getting Your Home’s Exterior Trim PaintedFind an architect or builder near youShop for outdoor products...