Choosing the right exterior colors for a small house isn’t that challenging actually. You can practically use the entire colors a big house can use too. However, it will be a great idea to make your small house pop out a little, or making it seems a little bigger. Check out the following ideas for some inspiration:
1. White and Really Soft Pink
Look at this small house. It looks bright and very cheerful while the entire building style isn’t very special. The key is on the exterior colors. While soft pink has been on demand lately, the house owner decided to use for the front door only.
It makes a contrasting yet not too harshly twist on its clean white walls. With even a dash of black here and there, this small house exterior looks really perfect and charming. Plus, it won’t be hard for you to find the right paintings.
2. Colonial Blue and White
This small house doesn’t only look nice and tidy but also popping out. The wall is finished in colonial blue which is dark and bright at the same time, giving it a bold feeling of the house. This color is then paired with a light and bright white which will match very easily with any color.
To make it even more natural and alive, the house owner decided to finish the door on its natural color. While it gives the vibrant look, it also has a breath on earthly look at the same time.
3. Pale Green
This old house looks very enchanting and fresh on its new exterior colors. While the rest of the building remains the same, this house owner decided to repaint the exterior wall with pale green which suggests naturally fresh air to the house look.
This pale green is then smartly paired with white finish on the columns and stairs which is very nice and balancing. On top, the front door is finished in orange which makes the popping detail of the entire look. Now people will only see it as a happy and charming house instead of old.
4. Dark Grey
This has been a popular color during 2020 and 2021 and it seems to continue to be on the favorite list of exterior colors so far. It is bold and strong, suggesting solid and subtle image, while it is lighter and more vibrant than black.
It is then matched with white on its windows and door frames, giving it a modern and sophisticated finish in the end. It looks even more interesting with the distressed front door that gives a rustic breath. Overall, this is a modern exterior with earth touch here and there.
5. Butter Muted Yellow
This is a popular color if you look back on the vintage style. Apparently, it makes a comeback and it is going to be huge for good reasons. This butter muted yellow remains sunny and bright even during a cloudy and snowy day, suggesting warm and happy atmosphere around it.
But what about the summer? It should be just as fine. Being soft in hue, this yellow will allow your house to look nice and casual without being too bright. Plus, it somehow softens today’s contemporary modern architecture which means real balancing.
6. Soft Grey with White on Brick
Soft grey has been around for several years now, and it is going to stay this way. While it is closely associated with modern houses, this color is actually a fresh air for the older houses too. This small house, for example, looks more modern and younger for what it’s worth.
The soft grey is paired with white for even lighter nuance and a little balance on the boldness. The natural point of the entire exterior look lies on the use of natural brick color on the base and stairs. Very nice!
7. Peachy Orange
This color rarely comes to anyone’s mind, but it should be in your list. This small house looks brighter and happier as if it is going to be in summer forever. The orange hue is then paired with a few more colors for twist.
The windows and door frames, and the railings are finished in white while the door and stairs are finished in contrasting teal while red blood lines are added too for a cherry on top. In sum, this house exterior looks awesomely young and energetic.
8. Black and White
This classic combo seems too hard to beat though. While black offers mysterious and bold feeling, white is all about being light and bright. The combination is a killer one, suggesting modern and private feeling which explains today’s generation a lot.
This small house exterior wall is finished in glossy black instead of matte while the entire windows, doors, and frames are finished in white. On the base, it sits on natural brick layers which make this house a sophisticated combination of modern and natural design.
9. Pure White
A small house finished in white paint on its exterior wall is going to make the house seems bigger and more spacious from the outside. This house, for example, is finished in white with all its simplicity. Nothing is too much at all on this single color finish.
However, so the house doesn’t look boring at all, the house owner painted the door with bright red that it is almost orange. It is contrasting and it totally takes the house exterior look into a younger and happier atmosphere. This house look can never be boring.
10. Cloud Blue
Let’s close this list with this color that seems to stay on the trend list like forever. This soft blue hue makes a perfect choice for your small house exterior for being light, bright, and never overwhelming at all. It is never too girly or lame, but sunny and fun.
A pairing with white is always welcomed, while the addition of concrete color element will only bridge it to its natural appeal. However this house owner has a better idea. The exterior is taken even afar by finishing the front door with sunny yellow. Now this house is all about summer fun!