If you’re building a new home this year or are considering an exterior remodeling project, there’s a good chance you’d like your home to blend in with the latest design trends.
Choosing an exterior that appeals to guests, future buyers, and yourself isn’t as challenging as you might think. Below, we’ll list some of the hottest design trends we’ve seen — from paint colors to building materials — so you can choose the ones that fit with your style and budget!
Trendy Home Exterior Ideas in 2023
1. Mixing Textures
Instead of covering your home in just one exterior material — like fiber cement siding — find ways to incorporate different textures to create depth and visual interest. For example, consider mixing and matching different siding styles, like horizontal, vertical, and shingle siding, and find creative ways to add small touches of natural stone, wood, and brick.
2. Earth-Toned Paint
Shades with earthy tones, including greens, browns, and reds, will be all the rage for homes in the next few years. Not only do these shades create a warm, inviting appearance, but they also create a cohesive look with your home’s natural surroundings. The Magnolia Home | James Hardie Collection is an excellent example of earth-toned shades.
3. Creamy White Paint
White is a classic paint color that never goes out of style. However, homeowners are leaning toward soft, warm whites, called “creamy” whites, rather than bright white siding shades. Expect to see an explosion of white exteriors with subtle beige, grey, or brown undertones in 2023.
4. Grey and Greige Paint
If you don’t want a white exterior but would like to go with something neutral enough to stay “in style” for years to come — consider grey or greige paint. Grey and greige colors (grey with beige undertones) are timeless, versatile, and can mix and match well with other colors.
5. Outdoor Living Spaces
Well-designed outdoor living spaces, including wrap-around porches, outdoor decks, and spacious patios, have recently been in high demand. Larger homes may even value creating outdoor “rooms” — like a separate deck and patio, defined by unique design elements, like wood flooring or stone pavers. These “rooms” can serve individual purposes, from entertaining and dining to gardening and relaxing.
Creating an effortless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces with folding, stacking, or sliding glass doors is also a trending option for homes in recent years and, from what we can assume, will continue to stay popular for years to come.
6. Sustainable Materials & Landscaping
Homeowners are leaning toward sustainable building materials, like long-lasting fiber cement siding and energy-saving solar panels, to minimize maintenance costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Since most low-maintenance products are usually eco-friendly, choosing them is often a win-win situation and an easy decision for most homeowners.
Sustainable landscaping using native plants, trees, and shrubs is also a popular design choice. These plants are more resistant to pests, attract beneficial insects, and require less fertilizer, pesticides, and water. They are also easier to maintain!
7. Natural Wood & Stone Accents
Incorporating natural wood or stone accents — like granite, limestone, slate, or travertine — into your home’s exterior is a great way to add architectural appeal. Consider adding wood headers over your windows or garage, stone pillars to your front porch, wood shutters over your windows, or even an entire accent wall with natural stone!
8. Metal Roofs
Though asphalt roofing shingles will always be a timeless choice, a full metal roof is today’s trending roofing design. Metal roofing is durable, long-lasting and versatile and is often a complementary match for popular modern and farmhouse architecture styles.
9. Copper Gutters
Metal isn’t just a popular roofing material — it’s a popular material for your gutters too!
Copper gutters and downspouts (in particular) are a welcome trend. Just a little bit of copper goes a long way, and something typically seen as a “detractor,” like gutters, can instantly add curb appeal to your home!
10. Black Windows & Door Frames
Lighter exterior colors, like creamy white and greige, are “in” right now, making white windows and doors a lackluster option. Instead, consider choosing black windows and doors as an eye-catching alternative. Black is stylish and bold, and not to mention, black windows are more energy-efficient and show less wear and tear than white windows.
Even if you’re going for a monochromatic look with darker shades (another popular design trend for contemporary homes in 2023!), you can still use black windows and doors to create an unexpected appearance.
11. Traditional Curb Appeal
They say all trends eventually come back in style, right? Well, that sentiment is especially true for home exteriors right now. Traditional home designs that include balance, symmetry, and classic design elements are just as popular now as they were one hundred years ago!
Incorporate These Modern Design Trends into Your Home’s Exterior Design with JD Hostetter & Associates
Regardless of your personal style preferences, we’re sure that one (or more!) of these modern design trends can be incorporated into your home’s exterior to maximize your enjoyment of your property and add valuable curb appeal for future buyers.
When you’re ready to start your exterior home remodeling project in Indianapolis — give us a call at JD Hostetter & Associates. We offer expert exterior services, including siding replacement, window installation, exterior painting, roof replacement, and gutter installation, to turn your house into a space you’re proud to call your own.