If you want to transform your home’s appearance with a brand-new paint color, blue shades are an excellent option. Choose from rich, inky navy hues to create a moody or stately vibe or vibrant teal colors that will make your home “pop” from the curb.
If you are looking for some blue hues to inspire your home transformation, look at the popular shades below. But first — why is blue the perfect shade for your home’s exterior?
Why Is Blue an Excellent Color Choice for a Home Exterior?
Did you know that blue is the most popular “favorite color” of people all around the world? This is perhaps because blue invokes feelings of calmness and relaxation and makes people feel a sense of peace, security, and order.
Because blue is a popular color, it is a great choice for a home exterior. Not only will you feel a sense of tranquility and serenity when you admire your home, but when it comes time to sell it one day, the popularity of this shade will increase the number of interested buyers.
Blue is also an easy color to coordinate in your home design. Depending on the shade, it looks great with neutral window, door, and trim colors. It also pairs nicely with wood, stone, and other natural elements.
Beautiful Blue Paint Colors to Choose from for Your Home’s Exterior
1. Needlepoint Navy by Sherwin-Williams
Unlike many navy shades that are dark and intense, this navy shade by Sherwin-Williams® embodies a muted blue tone with subtle gray-green undertones that pair perfectly with natural elements like wood or stone.
2. Naval by Sherwin-Williams
If you are looking for a deep navy blue that is almost black, you will love Naval by Sherwin-Williams. This stunning shade is so rich and dark that it pairs with brighter colors, like purple or yellow, and is a lovely complement to natural wood and greenery.
For a traditional (yet sophisticated) look, pair this navy paint with white trim, windows, and accents to help your home’s exterior “pop” from the curb.
3. Bravo Blue by Sherwin-Williams
If the dark hues of navy blues aren’t quite your style, you can infuse your neighborhood with vibrant color with a bright, light blue — like Bravo Blue by Sherwin-Williams. This pastel tone looks beautiful with dark roofing shingles and white trim, windows, and doors.
4. Inverness Grey by PPG Porter Paints
Sometimes, white is too stark for a home exterior, so it’s best to tone it down with soothing blue-grey undertones. Inverness Grey by PPG Porter Paints® is a light grayish blue that is the perfect swap for pure white on any home exterior.
Homeowners find that this cool shade pairs perfectly with warmer wood, plum accents, and off-white trim to create an inviting exterior.
5. Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
If you love the idea of a bright blue but would love to tone it down with gray and green undertones, you will love Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore®. This soft, calm, and airy blue is perfect for a historical home or beautiful lake house and pairs flawlessly with gray tones.
6. Westcott Navy by Benjamin Moore
Gray with a touch of blue still counts as blue, right? With Westcott Navy by Benjamin Moore, you will find a deep, rich gray that looks almost black — but when paired with light colors, embodies a strong navy tone.
Incorporate off-whites and pale greens into your home design for a classic look, and accentuate the beauty of this deep shade with bronze accents and hardware.
7. Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore
Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore is another grayish-blue shade you can choose for your home’s exterior. However, as the name suggests, it is more “steely” than black, like the previous color, Westcott Navy.
Steel Wool may look grayer than blue at first glance, but when you pair this color with natural elements, like wood or stone, and light accents, like trim and windows, it takes on a rustic, blueish shade that is perfect for Cottage or Craftsman homes.
8. Great Falls by Sherwin-Williams
Are you dreaming of a cool, dark teal — the perfect blend of green and blue — for your home’s exterior? If so, you will love Great Falls by Sherwin-Williams.
This stunning shade will add a bright pop of color to any exterior. Consider pairing your teal exterior with gray features, like roofing shingles or natural stone. Incorporate touches of cool, bright white with your trim, windows, and doors to tie the entire look together.
9. Adriatic Sea by Sherwin-Williams
If you are picturing a true-blue exterior for your home, you will adore Adriatic Sea by Sherwin-Williams. This rich blue color with turquoise undertones can give your home a calming presence that will bring you peace when you pull up in your driveway after a long day.
Warm grays and tans, like Aesthetic White and Felted Wool by Sherwin-Williams, match the calming, soft ambiance created by this stunning blue.
Transform Your Exterior with a Beautiful Blue Shade with JD Hostetter & Associates
JD Hostetter & Associates offers all these shades — and more — to help you find the perfect blue hue for your Indianapolis home. We offer paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and PPG Porter Paints to ensure your home enjoys gorgeous, long-lasting results.
Learn more about the benefits of sprucing up your home’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint and our detailed painting process for satisfying results. Then, when you are ready, contact us for a free estimate!