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Exterior Colours

The decision to paint the exterior of your home is an exciting one. It’s a decision that will bring years of satisfaction and add value and beauty to your home. Let BEHR help you find perfectly coordinated colours for your home. From finding colour inspiration in our Inspiration section, to browsing and previewing colours online through our ColourSmart by BEHR® visualizer, to colour matching with our ColourSmart by BEHR® Mobile App, we’ll help you refresh your home with beautifully pleasing colours.

Behr has created helpful brochures and magazines that are loaded with expertly coordinated colour palettes, style advice and helpful tips. These printed pieces will jump-start your creative thinking as you begin your DIY project. You’ll find these brochures at your local Home Depot. For more ideas on tantalizing colour possibilities for homes of all shapes, sizes and locations, check out the website for inspiration. The Inspiration Gallery showcases a slideshow of home images that will give you new ideas for exterior colours. For more detailed and in-depth advice on exterior home colours, consult our Design Library articles. And if you’re interested in what’s trending in the world of colour or you have a question you’d like to pose to our colour experts, visit the Colorfully BEHR ( blog.

When planning on painting your home exterior, there are other factors to consider. The size of your home can influence whether light or dark colours are more appropriate. As a general rule, light colours will make your home appear larger and will be more affected by changing light conditions, while dark colours can make your home appear smaller and help it blend with its surroundings.
Don’t forget about accent and trim colours for your home! Trim, shutters, and doors can all be painted in coordinating colours to enhance the beauty of your home. In addition to colour, it is important to choose the right sheen. A flat sheen is ideal for the body of your home. Semi-gloss or high gloss enamel is best for areas that need added durability, such as trim, shutters and doors

Now that you’re inspired about colour for your home, how do you choose just one? Whether you are at home on your computer, at the Home Depot kiosk or on your mobile device, you can use the ColourSmart by BEHR® visualizer to browse for that perfect colour. You can browse by colour families, popular colours or decorator picks. Once you have selected the colour you’ve been dreaming of, ColourSmart by BEHR® will create coordinating colour combinations that you can apply to trim, shutters and accents. Get an idea of how your colours will look by previewing them on a house image. Feel confident knowing that you now have colours for your main body, trim and accent areas that are beautifully coordinated.

Validate your Choices with Colour Samples

Once you have browsed the BEHR Inspiration Gallery and explored colours with ColourSmart by BEHR®, chances are you’ll have your favorite colours narrowed down. Now is the time to confirm your choices with paint samples. Virtual tools are immensely helpful, but there’s no substitute for seeing the colour on the body of your home in real life, under true light conditions. Apply the colours to the exterior of your house. See how they look in morning, afternoon, and evening light. By using paint samples, you’ll get a true sense of the colours. Buy colour samples from The Home Depot nearest you. Use our Store Finder ( to find your Home Depot.

You’ve used ColourSmart by BEHR® to narrow down your selection, explored colour samples and chosen your palette. Congratulations, you’re ready to start! Whether you do the work yourself or hire a contractor, the myriad tools offered by BEHR ensure that no matter how the job gets done, the results are a sparkling and beautiful colour to be proud of.

A refreshing coat of paint adds value and sophistication, something that you can truly admire as you gaze at your home for years to come. Whether your choice was a decorator selected colour or simply a colour you’ve always dreamed of, your home’s exterior will thank you–because with BEHR paint, you simply can’t go wrong.