Best Blue and Gray Paint and Siding Colors for a House Exterior:
Blue and Gray exterior colors range from subtle shades that create a cohesive balance beside brick and stone to bold hues designed to stand out against wooded backdrops.
Get the names of popular blue and gray paint and siding colors, below.
How to Choose the Right Paint Color for an Exterior:
The exterior of your home is large, visible, and relatively permanent - so the pressure is on when picking the right color for your siding, trim, and accent areas (brick, stone, shakes, and other types of siding).
Some of the best blue paint colors we've come across include:
1. SW 0048 Bunglehouse Blue
This blue and gray painted exterior uses a high-contrast white trim paint (Dover White by Sherwin Williams) on the craftsman columns, windows, and decorative gables.
Siding: SW 0048 Bunglehouse Blue
Shake accents: SW 0024 Curio Gray
Trim: SW 6385 Dover White
2. SW 7660 Earl Gray
Gray paint pairs well with bright colors, such as yellows, oranges, and purples, which is why the copper metallic roof accents compliment the gray siding on this Raleigh new home exterior.
Fiber Cement Textured Plank Siding: SW 7660 Earl Gray
Board and Batt Siding Accents: SW 7660 Earl Gray
3. Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray HC 136
Three types of siding give rich texture to this gray exterior: hardie plank siding, shake siding, and stone. The board and batten shutters give a traditional feel to the hand-crafted theme on this craftsman exterior style.
Siding: Benjamin Moore HC 136 Duxbury Gray
Shake Siding Accents: Benjamin Moore HC 164 Puritan GrayTrim: Benjamin Moore AF 670 Navajo White
4. SW 7045 Intellectual Gray
This smart gray color choice is paired with natural ledgestone and 1x6 window wraps (instead of traditional shutters) for a contemporary countryside look. (See photos of a master bathroom painted in SW Intellectual Gray, here.)
Fiber Cement Siding: SW 7045 Intellectual Gray
Trim: SW 7006 Extra White
5. Blue Vinyl Siding Colors: "Everest"
White bands break up the blue siding along this exterior. A darker blue, Midnight Blue, gives a high contrast to the shutters and front door.
Siding: Everest Woodgrain Vinyl
6. Gray Vinyl Siding Colors: "Scottish Thistle"
This Colonial exterior uses a classic color combination of white trim, black shutters, and gray siding.
Siding: Scottish Thistle Vinyl
7. Restoration Hardware "Slate"
This exterior balances craftsman and contemporary elements, with large white columns, stone base, and arched windows.
Siding: Restoration Hardware Slate
8. SW 6165 Connected Gray
The Beaufort floor plan is a popular layout for Raleigh new homes, with a downstairs master bedroom, first floor guest suite, vaulted great room, and peninsula kitchen.
The gray, black, and brick exterior give a durable feel to a traditional home.
Siding: SW 6165 Connected Gray
Trim: SW 7566 Westhighland White
Help Choosing a Gray or Blue Paint Color:
More About Building a New Home in Raleigh:
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