The best exterior home colors complement the home's landscape, the hues of other houses in the neighborhood, the roof, the chimney and the driveway. A region's seasons, history, culture and terrain should also influence color choices.
Paint used to color the exterior of a home should also protect the home from the elements. The quality of the paint, the application process and the preparation process determine the effectiveness of the protection the paint provides..
Homeowners may also prefer a paint that's environmentally friendly and made with a small amount of volatile organic compounds. Those looking for durability may opt for long-lasting paints made to resist fading, UV radiation, mold and mildew.