Traditionally, Craftsman bungalows have earth-toned exteriors in shades of green, blue, gray, yellow and brown. The trim is typically a complementary hue or a tone within the same color family as the primary exterior.
Early paint colors for Craftsman bungalows were more muted, while modern-day exteriors use more vibrant shades that stand out. Lime-colored siding with deep green trim is one example of a modern color choice for a traditional Craftsman-style of house. Trim outfitted in a dark magenta provides a pop of color for an otherwise neutral brown exterior. Similarly, exterior trim in orange or canary yellow makes a vibrant statement on an earth-toned exterior.