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Top Home Paint Trends for 2020

Summer’s In Full Swing

And so are home improvement projects! Things on the backburner have now been bumped to the top of your list as we’re spending more time at home this season. 

  • Looking to upgrade your home’s look?
  • Getting ready to sell?
  • Putting together a wish list for your future home?

We’ve rounded up the top exterior paint color trends for 2020

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1 – Dark Blue

In the past, light blue exterior colors have been popular. But bolder, darker blues are making a comeback. A dark blue paint adds a pop of color while remaining relatively neutral. 

  • Consider: Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore; Prestige Misty Night; Sherwin Williams Naval 

2 – Charcoal Grey

Lighter grey paint colors work well on interior walls, but darker greys have become a popular paint color choice for the exterior. Grey offers a statement of sophistication and style, and while it is a little bit more formal than some colors, it can definitely increase the curb appeal and overall value of your home

  • Consider: Black Jack or Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore; Prestige Shaker Grey

3 – Black

Black exterior paint has been growing in popularity, especially in modern home design. This color offers a sleek, versatile look that can look fresh and not “dark” unless that is the intention.

If painting your home black seems too bold, black trim is a more subtle way to add some style. 

  • Consider: Onyx by Benjamin Moore

4 – Olive Green

Once a popular interior home color, olive green is making a comeback on the outside of homes. When paired with black or darker-colored trims and accents, it gives the home a natural-looking appearance. This works especially well if your home is surrounded by trees and vegetation. 

  • Consider: Valspar Sparkling Sage; Behr Back to Nature; PPG Paints Olive Green

5 – Forest Green

Darker than olive green, forest green is becoming another popular bold color choice for your home’s exterior. Depending on the shade and trim color choices, forest green can add a level of sophistication to natural elements of your property.

  • Consider: Valspar Secluded Garden

6 – Brown

Brown paint colors that are closer to the taupe and tan family have been a classic, versatile choice for years. But many are skipping over those and going straight to bolder browns.

Brown is a warm and inviting color, which makes it perfect for your home’s exterior. 

  • Consider: Glidden Cinnamon Spice

7 – Neutral base with bright trim

One of the most popular exterior color trends revolves around a neutral color for the base of a home, with bright trim accents. You will find many homes going for a medium grey or dark grey paint color with light grey or white trim.

This look is very on-trend for 2020 and can bring your home up to date. 

How to Choose the Right Color

Picking the perfect paint color can seem daunting and overwhelming. But it can also be fun and exciting. A good place to start is getting a visual.

Tip: Many websites offer online paint sampling. You simply upload a photo of your home and then get to test out colors.

Make sure to test your favorites out in person on your home. How things look online can be different from reality.

Selling your home?

Choosing a neutral paint color that is on trend can help with the resale value of your home. If you are still struggling, painting experts can help you narrow down a color. 

kwELITE agents are a good source for improvement ideas, such as exterior paint colors, to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

Putting your house on the market soon or just considering a move? Reach out to a real estate professional today before you commit to a costly house repaint to maximize its benefit! 

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