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How to Choose a Blue or Gray Exterior Color

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 14:04 PM

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.

Blue Exterior Paint Colors | SW Bunglehouse Blue

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.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

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.

 Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Benjamin Moore HC 136 Duxbury Gray

Shake Siding Accents: Benjamin Moore HC 164 Puritan Gray

Trim: 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.)

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

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.

 

Blue Exterior Colors | Raleigh new homes

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.

Gray Exterior Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: Scottish Thistle Vinyl

7. Restoration Hardware "Slate" 

This exterior balances craftsman and contemporary elements, with large white columns, stone base, and arched windows.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

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.

Gray Exterior Paint Colors | Raleigh new homes

Siding: SW 6165 Connected Gray

Trim: SW 7566 Westhighland White


Help Choosing a Gray or Blue Paint Color:

9 Gray Paint Colors - Tips for How to Choose a Gray Paint

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms


More About Building a New Home in Raleigh:

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior and exterior design expert throughout the selection process.



 

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Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

Guide to the Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms:

Get started choosing the right paint color for your walls - or deciding on a color scheme - with our guide of top requested light blue bathroom paint colors. Below are brand names and descriptions for each blue paint shade inside these Raleigh custom homes.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

(This master bath is painted in Sherwin Williams "SW 6218 Tradewinds")



5 Best Blue Paint Shades for a Bathroom

These blue bathroom paint colors, with photos from Raleigh custom homes built by Stanton Homes, are manufactured by Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and other popular brand names that offer a range of classic and contemporary blue hues.

Blue Paint Color #1: Sherwin Williams "6512 Balmy"

Shades of blue can make a powerful impact in a white and espresso bathroom. This master bath compiles white floor tile, espresso storage cabinets, and "SW 6512 Balmy" blue paint.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #2: Sherwin Williams "6235 Foggy Day"

Vaulted ceilings open up this more traditional blue bathroom. The "SW 6235 Foggy Day" paint is carried into the ceiling vault, to highlight the plant shelf above the shower.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #3: Benjamin Moore "2055-60 Serenity"

 Looking for spa bathroom colors? This "Benjamin Moore Serenity" blue is reminiscent of a relaxing beach getaway.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #4: Sherwin Williams "6786 Cloudless"

Powerful blue paint colors - like this "Cloudless" shade - demand strong, contrasting finishes (such as tile and cabinet colors and shapes).

In this master bathroom design, the dark brown tile - a dominant feature - extends past the tub and shower, reaching above the picture window to meet the vaulted ceiling.

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Blue Paint Color #5: Valspar "WV38007 Summer Cottage"

You can soften a light blue paint color with window lighting, calm tile patterns, and tall ceilings (painted white). 

Best Blue Paint Colors for Bathrooms | Raleigh Custom Home Builders

 

Why are blue bathrooms so popular? Get an interior designer's perspective on the longevity of blues in the bath.

How much does a tile tub surround cost? Get estimates here, in these 8 blue tile bathrooms.

 


More Popular Master Bathroom Paint Colors

Here are links to bathrooms painted in gray, light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. 9 Gray Paint Colors - Tips for How to Choose a Gray Paint
  2. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  3. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  4. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  5. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

 


 

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