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Color Pairings For Your Two-Toned Residential Exterior

If you’re looking to add new life to the exterior of your home, the simplest and easiest way to accomplish this is by adding a new coat of paint. Two-tone color schemes are all the rage right now, so using some complementary colors on the front of your house will do wonders for curb appeal and value. The professional painters at Pro 1 will make this the easiest house project you take on! But how do you know what colors to choose? The options are seemingly endless. Don’t worry, we have some tips to help.


For a bold look that will surely catch the attention of passersby, consider something bright paired with something neutral. We love the idea of a brightly painted front door, which will excite guests from the moment they arrive. A good rule to keep in mind about contrasting colors is that darker colors work best near the base of the house, while lighter colors should appear higher up.

If you aren’t sure about adding in too much brightness to your house, consider painting the doors, shutters, and other trim a bright color while keeping the rest of the house neutral. This allows you to show a little bit of your creative side while also staying somewhat traditional.


Do you love gray? (Or blue, or red – or anything!) Find the one color you love and work with shades of this hue. For example, Benjamin Moore’s Castle Gate and Vintage Pewter are two shades of gray that would look fantastic together on a house. The bonus here is that you only have to really choose one color! Finding shades of the same color may seem easier than finding two completely different colors you love. You may not have given much thought to your exterior paint colors before now, but hopefully this will get you thinking and planning.


Before deciding on your own exterior paint colors, talk a walk around your neighborhood. While we aren’t suggesting you copy your neighbors (they probably wouldn’t appreciate that!), you can be inspired by their choices. Are they using colors from the same family? You could consider this method as well. Alternatively, if they are using bold contrasting colors, this may be the route you decide to take also.

Whatever you decide, you need to make sure that your house works for you. After all, you are the one living in it! You may, of course, be inspired by top trends and local culture, but at the end of the day, you need to live in the house that makes you the happiest. One way the professional painters at Pro 1 can ensure your happiness is to take on your painting project. We have many years of experience when it comes to tackling all kinds of home painting projects. You do not need to worry about a thing when you place your home in our very capable hands. Contact Pro 1 for a free quote today!