Popular exterior paint colors vary by region and depend on homeowners' personal preferences. Overall popular trends include painting the house in a subtle solid color and using one or two brighter accent colors on shutters, window frames and doors.
Popular exterior paint colors often reflect the natural environment of the region. New England homes commonly use subtle bluish gray shades of paint, reminiscent of the colors of the stormy North Atlantic ocean. Beach homes often display bright, sunny tones similar to the colors of sandy beaches and blue skies. Home colors in the Southwest reflect the sandy reds and oranges of the desert.