Exterior Color Schemes that Work - Part 2

Feb 28, 2019 1:15:26 PM / by Lauren Smyth

Blog Exterior Color Schemes That Work Part 2-1
Did you miss Part 1? It covers Soft Whites, Black & Whites, and Dark exteriors.
Sage Green:
Exterior 2
 
Desert Twilight from Benjamin Moore is a great option for that earthy, green-gray shade that looks like it stepped out of a Pottery Barn catalog. It's natural hue looks so good with landscaping, especially during the fall with orange contrasts and natural wood tones year round. I paired it here with Sherwin Williams Snowbound for a crisp contrast so it still felt fresh. Another favorite in this scheme that I like to use is Sherwin Williams Chatroom which is just a tad more gray but classic nonetheless. 
 
Taupe-y Grays:
Exterior 1
 
This is Sherwin Williams Felted Wool. I love a good mushroom-y greige because it's been around forever and I don't think it's going anywhere, especially in the the Northwest. Why? Mostly because its color hides dirt, contrasts well with the landscape and feels true to the elements. I dig this tone with a stone or brick that provides a little contrast and a bright white trim to give it a little edge and help it not feel too dated. 
 
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