Popular Exterior Paint Colours

What Are The Most Popular Paint Colours In Australia Right Now?

Painting your home's exterior is a great way to freshen up or transform the look of your home. so, if you've decided to give your home a fresh, new look - what are the most popular exterior paint colours? For a long time, Australians have been drawn to white and neutral colours for home exteriors. However, recent trends are showing that bolder, statement tones are becoming popular - from vibrant blues, reds, pastels and pinks on trims & front doors to the opposite end of the spectrum with monochrome palettes in dark shades such as navy, charcoal & black.

What Are The Most Popular Home Paint Colour Combinations For Exteriors?

When it comes to painting your house exterior, there are a few popular paint colour combinations that you can consider. When choosing paint combinations you need to think about the different areas of your home's exterior where each colour will be applied. The colour of the trims and details is usually dictated by the colour you choose for the walls. One of the most popular exterior house colour combinations is to choose a neutral colour for the walls, then compliment them with white for the trims and details. You can then paint the door the same white as the trims or opt for a statement colour (our article featuring a house in Northcote, Melbourne is a great example of this). However, as mentioned above - with monochrome palettes becoming more popular, this replaces colour combinations altogether with the use of one single colour only. An exterior completely painted in one single colour, especially from our black/grey colour palette (popular paint colours for modern homes) can provide a very striking look to your home.

We know choosing exterior paint colours for your home is a big decision that you want to get right. We offer colour consultations where one of our expert colour consultants can come out to your home and help you choose the perfect colour combination for your house. Our consultants are right on top of the current trends and the most popular paint colours. They'll help you choose colours for your home's exterior that compliment & enhance its features and give you advice on how to use them together effectively. Plus, they have sample pots and A4 colour swatches available so that you can test the colours before making a final decision.

You can also download our colour cards that include popular exterior house colour combinations and order A5 colour swatches and sample pots online to test out.

Popular Paint Colours: Shades Of White

When choosing paint colours for your home, if bold, bright colours or dark charcoals aren't your thing then white is always a great option. White exteriors offer a timeless look that adds a fresh and modern aesthetic to your home. If you're looking for a classic paint colour that will never go out of style, then white is worth considering. But with so many different shades of white to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Here are some tips on how to use white paint in your home:

  • White can be used in both warm and cool combinations, depending on the effect you want to achieve. For example, a warm white combined with creamy yellows can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while a cool white combined with pale blues can create a refreshing and airy feel.
  • Many famous interior designers have made their mark in the world of design by using white almost exclusively. Some of their tricks include using different shades of white together to create varying effects or using whites in combination with other materials like wood or metal to add interest and contrast.
  • White comes in many forms, each with its unique mood. There are icy cold whites that give off an austere feeling, earthy warm whites that create a sense of comfort and familiarity, and everything in between. It's important to choose the right shade of white for your space so that it will reflect your personality and style accurately.
  • White has many purposes beyond just creating a sense of space. It can be used to create a sense of sanctuary or peace, to make other materials in the room stand out, or to add interest and variety.
  • Although white paint will not fix a bad lighting situation, it can help to brighten up spaces that are too dark. In general, whites look best in rooms with plenty of natural light.
  • Whites can look cool, rustic or elegant, depending on the style of your home. They reflect the watery medium and create a beautiful holistic feel in the bathroom. And if you're looking for something really special, try painting your walls in wide stripes using different shades of white for an effect that's both modern and timeless.

Popular Exterior House Colours For Australian Heritage Homes

Choosing the right colour combination is key if you own a heritage home. With beautiful period features and details, you want to make sure you choose a colour combination that respectfully enhances them. We offer a range of colours specifically formulated for heritage homes, including popular paint colours for homes from different eras. We have also crafted a range of authentic heritage colours based on the original British and Australian Standard Numbers. View our guide on colour combinations for heritage homes based on different periods. 

What Are The Best Exterior Paint Colours For Homes?

There are many factors to consider when painting the exterior of your home. When choosing an exterior colour scheme, it's important to think about the style of your home and the surrounding neighbourhood. You may want to select a colour that matches or complements your roofing material, or one that stands out and makes a statement.

Some homeowners prefer neutral colours like beige, white or grey because they're versatile and easy to match with other interior colours. Other people prefer bolder colours like terra-cotta orange, avocado green or navy blue.

No matter what colour you choose, it's important to select quality paint that will last for years. Haymes Paint has been crafting quality paints for over 80 years, so you can be sure you're getting the best possible product that will keep your home looking fantastic for years. 

Get Started On Your Project Today

Visit your local Haymes Paint stockist, buy sample pots online or book a colour consultation so you can get started on transforming your home’s exterior.