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Add Color to Your Home’s Exterior

1960s split-level home with new addition and façade

February is over and spring is right around the corner. This means more people enjoying the outdoors and more people seeing your house. Your home’s façade is the first thing visitors and guests see, so you want to make sure it makes a great first impression!

One way to enhance the exterior of your home and ensure it isn’t drab and dull is to add color.

Home Exterior Color Ideas

How do you add color to your home’s exterior? There are many different things you can do and many different solutions to help your home’s façade stand out.

  • A new front door or re-painted old one
  • New shutters that match the front door
  • New window and door trim
  • A new or re-painted garage door (wood doors look fantastic with rustic style homes)
  • Window boxes with beautiful plants and flowers
  • New siding (cedar makes a nice statement)
  • A brick walkway
  • Colorful porch décor (door mat, light fixtures, cushions and pillows on a swing or chair, etc.)
  • A colored porch railing
  • Unique colored roofing shingles (copper or bronze, dark green, clay red, etc.)
  • Awnings on the windows

While it’s great to have a colorful home façade, don’t go overboard with the bright tones. On the other hand, be careful of going too dark. You want a nice contrast and good balance of light and dark.

New expanded gable with
dovecote detail

Additional Tips

In addition to adding pops of color, it also helps to add visual interest in other ways, with specific design elements or mixing textures—wood and stone, for example. You have nearly unlimited options when it comes to adding visual interest to your home’s exterior:

  • Architectural columns and pillars
  • Dovecote detailing
  • Balcony
  • Entablature detailing
  • Louvered wall paneling
  • And more

Exterior Remodeling in MD, DC & VA

If you’re interested in adding color and visual interest to the front façade of your house in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Wentworth can help. We have experience with home façade enhancements and exterior remodeling.

Browse our website—be sure to check out our portfolio—and contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an initial consultation!

“ I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you designed and oversaw...We are so proud to show the kitchen and family room to friends and relatives, and love their reactions (gasps of awe and jealousy). Mike and Enio were amazing, working so hard -- every single day, beginning at 7am -- and paying such close attention to details I never would have noticed. They clearly treated this job as their "baby," not wanting to cut corners even if they could get away with it...They also were great about cleaning up; I am positive the garage is cleaner now than before this job started! ”

A.C., Bethesda, MD