What Are the Most Popular Exterior House Colors in 2023?

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The exterior of a house is like a first impression – it sets the tone, style, and personality that awaits within. Choosing the right exterior house color can be a daunting task, but certain shades have stood the test of time, capturing the hearts of homeowners and designers alike. Take a look at some of the most popular exterior house colors of 2023 that continue to grace neighborhoods and make homes feel warm, inviting, and stylish.

Top 9 Sherwin-Williams Exterior Paint Colors in 2023

In 2023, the Sherwin-Williams® Color Experts recommend a variety of neutral colors ranging from warm whites and tans to shades of gray. Check out their top nine picks when selecting your home exterior color this year.

1. Extra White (SW 7006)

Want a bright, crisp exterior? Extra White may be the right choice for you! This color is as white as white can get.

2. Pure White (SW 7005)

Unlike Extra White, Pure White has a slight yellow undertone to it. It is ideal for homeowners who feel that Extra White is too stark.

3. Alabaster (SW 7008)

Alabaster is perfect for homeowners that want the brightness of a white, but for their home to still feel warm and cozy. This popular color was also the Color of the Month in April 2022.

4. Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)

If you’re into home decor and interior design at all, you’ve probably heard of Agreeable Gray. This warm gray boasts a beige undertone, making it Sherwin-Williams® best selling paint color!

5. Repose Gray (SW 7015)

Looking for a gray tone that screams tranquility? Look no further than Repose Gray! This warm gray paint is beautiful on vinyl siding and pairs beautifully with trim painted Eider White (SW 7014).

6. Accessible Beige (SW 7036)

Accessible Beige is another top-selling color for both home interiors and exteriors. This warm beige color has undertones of gray and pairs perfectly with earthy tones.

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7. Colonnade Gray (SW 7641)

This warm, stone-like gray tone makes for a stately appearance. Pair it with a bright white trim to really make the warm hues pop.

8. Light French Gray (SW 0055)

Light French Gray is a stunning, neutral gray that is the ideal for Historic Homes. It perfectly balances warm and cool hues, making it a timeless color for home exteriors.

9. Foggy Day (SW 6235)

For a rich, bold appearance that stands the test of time, try Foggy Day! While this dark slate color appears to be a gray hue, it is actually in the deep blue family. Pair it with a crisp white trim for a truly beautiful look.

What is the Best Home Exterior Paint Sheen?

When it comes to exterior home painting, choosing the right sheen is crucial for achieving both aesthetic appeal and long-lasting durability. Most painting professionals recommend satin or eggshell sheen for a variety of reasons. At PAINT CORPS™, we find that in most cases, satin is ideal thanks to its easy maintenance, subtle luster, versatility, and superior color retention.

What Type of Paint Should I Use for Home Exterior Painting?

Sherwin-Williams® offers a wide variety of paint products that are well-suited for exterior home painting services, each with its own set of features and benefits. Choosing which is the best type of paint for your exterior home painting project depends on the following factors:

  • the surface you’re painting (vinyl, aluminum, brick, stucco, etc.)
  • the climate in your area
  • the look you’re trying to achieve

Typically, our paint crews choose to work with either SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex, Duration Exterior Acrylic Latex, Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint, or Resilience Exterior Acrylic Latex. All four of these paints are highly-durable and offer mildew resistance, making them ideal for exterior painting projects. Here’s why we love each of these paints.

1. SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex

SuperPaint is a versatile choice that offers excellent coverage, a smooth finish, and good durability. It’s suitable for a variety of surfaces and comes in both satin and flat finishes. SuperPaint is known for its affordability and is a popular choice for homeowners looking for a balance between quality and cost.

2. Resilience Exterior Acrylic Latex

Resilience is designed to resist early moisture exposure, allowing you to paint your home’s exterior even in less-than-ideal conditions. It provides a protective barrier against water and stains, making it a great option for homes in areas prone to rain or high humidity.

3. Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex

Emerald is a Sherwin-Williams® top-of-the-line exterior paint. It offers exceptional resistance to blistering, peeling, fading, and dirt pickup. This paint features advanced UV protection and self-priming capabilities, making it a solid choice for a wide range of surfaces. It’s available in both satin and flat finishes.

4. Duration Exterior Acrylic Latex

This is a premium paint that offers exceptional durability and protection against harsh weather conditions. It provides long-lasting color and a fade-resistant finish. Duration is known for its advanced moisture resistance, making it a good choice for homes in humid or rainy climates. It also offers a wide range of color options.

Ready to Get Started on Your Home Exterior Painting Project?

Ready to improve the curb appeal of your home? Contact the professionals at your local PAINT CORPS™! We are dedicated to bringing your vision to life and delivering on superior results. Our team can help you select the perfect color for your home exterior, as well as choose the best type of paint and finish.

As a Veteran only franchise, all of our locations are owned and operated by a U.S. Military Veteran, so you can rest assured that you’ll have someone who has dedicated their life to service working on your home.

Burgess Perry is the Founder and CEO of PAINT CORPS™ Franchise Group. After serving in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years, Burgess began a new chapter by opening a painting company in the Tampa, Florida area. He hit the ground running and after five years of unprecedented success, he decided it was time to give back to his fellow military veterans. That's when he founded PAINT CORPS™, a veteran-only franchise founded on military values like service, respect, integrity, and duty.

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