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Top 5 Popular Exterior House Colors for 2020

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

It is often said you can’t judge a book by its cover. But if the cover is ugly, you probably aren’t going to put it on the shelf for everyone to see and enjoy.

One of the first things you notice when pulling up to your friend, relative, or even work acquaintance’s home is their home’s outside color. Paint color can truly dictate the mood for your residence from the very get-go. It also has the potential to raise the value of your home as well as protect it from the natural elements.

As we look forward to 2020 and the many home renovation projects thousands of Americans are undertaking, there are a few popular exterior house colors that will be trending. From pale pink to earthy green, these colors will be seen on houses all over your neighborhood. Check out this list of the 5 most popular exterior paint colors for 2020!

𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 – 𝗕𝗲𝗵𝗿

Behr announced Back to Nature as their 2020 color of the year and this color is among the many earthy hues that will be trending among exterior house colors this coming new year.

This color compliments lush greens on your property’s landscape and brings a bit more of nature to your residence. This color is the essence of tranquility. It is described as being “calm, gracious, and balanced” by the paint company and will surely be a popular exterior color this coming year.

𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹 – 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗶𝗻-𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝘀

The paint brand’s 2020 color of the year, Naval transports us back to the art deco era of the 20s as we enter into the 20s yet again! This rich, deep navy color is absolutely striking and brings a fresh new look to paler, neutral house exteriors.

Naval combines wonderfully with a similarly dark green color, but it begs to be paired with a playful, golden color of yellow. You could even go all out and pair Naval specifically with gold accents. Regardless, this 20s inspired color will bring you into the new decade swinging!

𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆 – 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗶𝗻-𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝘀

Juneberry is one of those colors that just screams “fun!” Is it red, dark pink, or purple? This bold and bright paint is one of those colors that you can’t quite give a name to. All you can say when you see it is “wow, that is gorgeous.”

This artistically bright color is bold enough to make your home stand out but deep enough to blend well with your home’s natural surroundings and landscaping. It is a great choice to let shine on its own with neutral white or light pink pairings. You can also match Juneberry with a pale green (or even a bold, almost lime green if you feel so adventurous!)

𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗻 – 𝗣𝗣𝗚 𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀

Not quite navy and not quite blue either. PPG Paints delivers a beautiful, nature-inspired paint color named Chinese Porcelain. This color is a very deep shaded blue with an ever-so-violet undertone to it that is likened to that of orchids.

This color will truly make your house pop amongst the other houses around it. This bold usage of a purple-blue has not been very common in the past, but for homeowners looking for a bold new flare to their home, it is an excellent choice.

𝗖𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘆 – 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘄𝗶𝗻-𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝘀

Although this paint color was Sherwin Williams’ 2019 color choice of the year, the popularity is only going to continue with this warm, terracotta color Cavern Clay.

Named and styled with an earthly feel, this color brings the love of the 70s flare to new life. It has bright tones you may find in the desert and bohemian styles. It is truly a rich color that maintains its stylishness for its totally unique vibe.

Cavern Clay pairs well with other deep, earthy tones such as brown or gray, but also looks amazing with dark denim blue or light green.


Need help in choosing the right color for your house? Contact us and we will be glad to figure out what color will match the best.

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