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3 Inviting Home Exterior Color Palettes to Create a Picture-Perfect Home

Our Alside Color Experts have carefully created three stunning color palettes that are sure to inspire a picture-perfect home exterior. Presented in monochromatic and dramatic schemes, these take into account windowssiding and soffit options based on the latest exterior design trends.

Browse the exterior color palettes below then use our online Visualizer tool to see these beautiful color combinations come to life on your home.

Monochromatic Vs. Dramatic

A monochromatic color scheme uses colors from the same family and tonal value, resulting in a subtle difference among elements. The effect takes the primary color, then adds white, grey or black to create different shades. For example, window frames, siding and doors might carry similar tones throughout the home’s exterior but are, in fact, different shades.

Alternatively, a dramatic color scheme creates bold contrast among a variety of colors. The colors typically come from different families and tonal values, creating a stunning effect. Often black or white are used to accent and separate bold colors, but complementary colors can be used side-by-side if sufficient differentiation exists between the shades.

Explore our monochromatic and dramatic color palettes below for three home styles: suburban traditional, modern chic and farmhouse country.

1. Suburban Traditional 

Our monochromatic suburban traditional color palette combines three soft, warm earthy tones that beautifully complement one another. These subtle differences create an effortless style—perfect for a traditional suburban setting.

Alternatively, mixing White windows with our dark Riviera Dusk cladding creates a more dramatic effect and accentuates a Natural Linen soffit. For a splash of color, mix things up with a bright front door painted aqua or teal.

2. Modern Chic 

Make your property stand out from the crowd with our dark and sophisticated modern chic exterior color palettes. Pair black windows with black soffit and Charcoal Smoke siding for a monochromatic effect.

Alternatively, create dramatic impact with silver windows, Cast Iron siding and our Platinum Gray soffit.

Both palettes will pop against the lush green foliage and colorful flower arrangements of your landscaping. Add detail to your entrance with white or black porch lights.

3. Farmhouse Country 

Our farmhouse country color palettes pay tribute to farmhouse style, a trend we can’t get enough of. Make your black windows the focal point for an eye-catching contrast against Glacier White siding or soffit.

For a warmer color palette, pair our Classic Clay windows with Fired Brick siding and Monterey Sand soffit. We’re dreaming of classic white shiplap, farmhouse style sliding doors and white-wash timber furniture on the interior.