5 Trending Exterior Paint Colors We Love

A home’s exterior is the first thing everyone sees – make a colorful first impression! From classic blues to cheerful yellows, we love the view that these trending hues create.

Endless Sea

Endless Sea’s vivid shade of blue draws you in with a jewel-toned charm that speaks for itself. Whether it’s used on a colonial or a craftsman, this welcoming hue brings a classic beauty to any home’s exterior.

Gossamer Veil

Add a hint of color with Gossamer Veil. This light shade of gray features subtle green undertones that lend this hue its versatile look. Whether you pair it with warm tones or cool tones, this transitional shade goes with either.

Cyberspace

Cyberspace’s bold shade of charcoal is a go-to favorite that’s known for making a statement. Not only does this rich hue create attention-grabbing color, but its neutral tone helps design an exterior that plays well with everything.

Creamy

Farmhouse charm surrounds this shade of white that’s all about simple style. Creamy’s warm hue is soft and inviting to create a neutral backdrop where other exterior details like shutters and doors can stand out.

Gambol Gold

Say hello to a cheerful home with Gambol Gold. This happy hue is the perfect color for a bright exterior that feels warm and inviting all year long. Pair this golden shade with white trim to create a color combination that’s timeless.

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  1. I use Cyberspace all of the time on my clients’ exteriors & interiors too! It’s stunning!

    LARA DAHM
    • I’m in search of a front door color. Do you use this color on front doors? Shutters? I’ve always used a different color for doors and shutters. Thinking of matching this time on my brick home. Always interested in opinions/advice.

      Terri Blazier
    • Laura what color would you paint with a dark grey roof? Currently the house I moved into is white with black shutters.

  2. I used SW Salty Dog for my exterior doors, shutters and some trim. It looks fabulous.

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      Hi Patti! That sounds beautiful!

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    • Hello, I’m trying to find a modern color that matches my roof shingles. I have shakewood roof shingles. My house is a one level ranch. Do you have any suggestions for base color. I have white trim. Thank you so much for any ideas!!!!

      Lynda wilson
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        Hi Lynda, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and provide the best hues for your home. Click here to get started.

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  3. Do you have to power wash outside sliding before you use your paint and does it have a under coat already in it ?

    Florence A. Naser
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      Hi Florence! Prep is key for any project. Here are some tips for Exterior Painting. Please let us know if we can help with color and product selection.

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    • Good morning, we are trying to find an exterior paint color for our home that goes with a green roof. We have a large live oak in front of the house so I would like to use a color that will work with the roof and highlight the tree. We live a few blocks from the gulf in a cottage bungalow style house. Right now it is cottage cream. I’ve tried several sample colors but haven’t found one that I love. I’ve tried Distance, Dockside blue, Filmy green, coastal plain and sea salt. Please help!

      • Hey Lori!
        I’m having the same problem as you. Dark green tin roof 30 years old & nothing makes it blend or disappear & I hate it. My cottage is all roof, facing West with no trees & I feel like it screams at people as they pass by. I used Krypton by SW, HUGE MISTAKE. It’s very baby blue & looks like my 8 yr old nephews colored it with neon markers. Lol. Any suggestions or tips you’ve learned would be greatly appreciated. Also, I don’t like white or creams. Navy was my dream choice but the contractor who remodeled it wouldn’t let me, said it would make it smaller looking. Now I have a Baby nursery cottage that appears extremely larger than it is. So disturbed with the situation. Thanks for any help!

  4. I just did my doors and shutters with SW Salty Dog and they look great.

  5. I love SW paints! Quality matters. Need a very soft, light gray for a bathroom, white trim. Suggestion?

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      Hi Mary! We appreciate your kind words! Take a look at the following grays:
      Light French Gray SW 0055
      Roycroft Mist Gray SW 2844
      Zircon SW 7667

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  6. What are the prep steps when painting outside brick?

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      Hi Tricia! Before painting, brick should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any dust, dirt or efflorescence from the surface that may prevent the paint from adhering. Thoroughly clean the brick with heavy-duty soap and water using a sponge or scrub brush to ensure the surface is clean and prepped for paint. Allow the brick to dry for 24 hours (minimum) before painting.

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  7. I need help finding an exterior color for my two story Spanish style home with a terra cotta color tile roof. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

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      Hi Sally! Consider our free 30-minute virtual consultations with one of our color experts to get one-on-one guidance for your painting project via text, email, phone call or video chat. Complete the form to request a Virtual Color Consultation

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  8. HOA restriction I have a tan roof I am thinking of a white body which allowed but the trim colors are.: Sw7031 Mega Greige. SW6067 mocha (presently on trim) hate it. SW 6115 totally tan and SW 6129 restrained gold. ( I like. I really love all the gray they recommend= But I aSW7029 agreeable grey

  9. Our house is red and brown brick with creamy off white siding and garage doors. I need suggestions for a trendy color that will make my house pop! Color for front door too.

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      Hi Linda! The Modern Farmhouse look is really trending right now for exteriors. Consider sticking with a warm white on your siding and then paint your garage and front door a warm greige. Take a look at:

      Body Color
      Eider White SW 7014
      Whitetail SW 7103

      Door Colors
      Charcoal Blue SW 2739
      Dorian Gray SW 7017

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  10. I have old Chicago brick on my house and it seems I need some sort of white for the stuccoed areas with another color – another white —on trim. Any suggestions. OC has a pinkish hue and a grey mortar.

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      Hi Jackie! Instead of using a typical white, consider using a palette of whites with a greige undertone. A greige (grey+beige) will echo the color in your mortar and help unify all the different tones in your brick. Take a look at:

      Body
      Egret White SW 7570
      Heron Plume SW 6070

      Trim:
      Snowbound SW 7004
      Toque White SW 7003

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  11. Will windy blue sw6240 and distance sw6243 work with creamy sw7012?

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      Both of those blues would look beautiful with Creamy SW 7012 which has an understated yellow undertone.

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  12. What color would work for a front door with the exterior walls being gauntlet gray and the trim black fox?

    Carole Mathews
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      Hi Carole! Any of the three colors below would be beautiful on your house. Take a look at:
      Homburg Gray SW 7622
      Mindful Gray SW 7016
      Charcoal Blue SW 2739

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  13. Hello. Love this blog. Painting my house White Duck and want a dark charcoal trim. I’ve picked Urbane Bronze so far. Any other warm charcoal color that would coordinate? I just don’t want black. Thanks

  14. We’ve decided on Gibraltar for main house color, white for trim, black for shutters (gray roof). What would be a great door color other than matching black?

    Angela Biggs
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      Hi Angela! Consider using a warm greige (grey+beige) for your front door. Either of the two greiges below would complement the body and shutter colors of your home. Take a look at:
      Twilight Gray SW 0054

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  15. We have a burgundy metal roof and Fisherman’s Net (tan/pale yellow) siding. What color do you suggest for shutters and doors?

    Shirley

    Shirley M England
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      Hello Shirley, we suggest you look at two options for your doors – either white or burgundy. Consider using a crisp clean white (either Extra White SW 7006 or Pure White SW 7005) for your doors and shutters. If you use white, you will be able to switch out wreaths on the door according to the season and the white shutters will make your windows appear large. The second option would be to repeat the burgundy of your roof (either Fine Wine SW 6307 or Rookwood Red SW 2802) for your doors and shutters. This option would highlight your metal roof and make it a focal point of your palette. You can order free sample chips of these colors on our website.

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  16. We have a brown tin roof with brown garage doors , brown shutters in front of windows(at coast) and brown garage doors. We have mixed grey, tan and beige pavers. Husband wants to keep all the brown. It was recommended to paint Alabaster or Shiloh white and do the trim in pure white. I worry that the White House won’t look as well with the pavers. It was also suggested to paint all Alabaster except what is already brown. I need a fresh opinion. I can send picture if that helps
    Thanks!

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      Hello Karen, we agree with you, most whites will not look good with the pavers for a few reasons. Any color will look one shade lighter when placed on the exterior of a house – due to the large expanse and full sun on it. For that reason, the whites you mentioned would look cold and stark and the overall effect would be jarring. Consider using one of the whites below, they all have a greige undertone and would complement all the other elements on your house. Look at:
      Pearly White SW 7009
      Aesthetic White SW 7035
      Eider White SW 7014

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  17. Hi! I use your color matching a lot, sometimes just for fun.
    Is there a way to find a coordinating shade of a specific color? So for instance, if I chose Cyberspace for a project and I wanted a “red” that goes with it, is there a way I can ask for a list of reds that would coordinate?
    Thanks!

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      Hello there, well the answer is yes and no. The Sherwin Williams website offers a few ways to find coordinating colors, but there is no option to search by color however, there are still ways to find a coordinating color that will work. On our site, there is a coordinated palette put together by our designers for each color. In addition to the designer palette, you will also find a number of customer submitted pictures of how they used Cyberspace and the coordinating colors that they paired with that color. Scroll down past #SWCOLORLOVE from the link above to see those images. Let us know if you need anything else. Thank you!

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  18. Modern Northern Cali 2 story beach house with single car attach glass garage door, and light epe wood exposed paneling near front door. Windows are bronze clad. I would love paint suggestions for body, trim and door. I was thinking of a light grieve body, dark trim and moody blue. I have a photo of the house but wasn’t able to share☹️

    Thank you!
    Colleen

    Colleen Kimmel
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      Hi Colleen, this sounds like a fun project and we think you would be best served by a one-on-one virtual consultation with one of our designers. You can attach photos and do real time consult. Sign up for the free service here.

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  19. We’re painting the exterior of our house Blue Cruise, with white trim. Thinking of painting the foundation gray, but having trouble picking the right gray. Any suggestions?

    Nan Harbin
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      Hello Nan, consider painting your foundation the same Blue Cruise SW 7606 as the rest of your house. If you introduce a gray, the saturated blue on your house may throw the color off and it can look like you tried to match your house color and failed. In addition to that, painting the foundation and the house the same color gives a seamless look to your home. Your house will look bigger and taller with a cohesive palette.

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  20. Looking for a dark teal color for body of exterior home, black trim around windows and shutters and for door possibly ruby red/burgundy or peacock blue or royal blue. Any suggestions? Thanks

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      Hi Elda! Take a look at this palette for a truly striking home:
      Body Calico SW 0017
      Trim Iron Ore SW 7069
      Door Connor’s Lakefront SW 9060

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  21. Hi! Looking for color scheme for a new Florida build, leaning towards Snowbound or Origami white for the body but need a color for shutter( only have one) also – can a wood stained door work? Want a coastal vibe. Thanks

    Michelle Mosser
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      Hello Michelle, we think a wooden door paired with one of these beachy blues would look gorgeous and give you the coastal vibe you want. Check out:
      Blue Cruise SW 7606
      Santorini Blue SW 7607
      Lakeshore SW 6494

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  22. Hi there!
    We love Cyberspace and are considering using it for our house trim and the garage doors. The siding is a lighter shade of Blue-gray. Will Cyberspace work for these applications? Advice appreciated.
    Thanks!

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      Hi Heather, Cyberspace SW 7076 will work for your trim as long as it is noticeably darker than your main house color. You need a distinct separation of color in order for you eye to see the difference.

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  23. I have a open concept room. I am using gossamer veil as my primary color, white kitchen cabinets. I would like the kitchen island to be another color, other than white. Are there any suggestions?

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      Hi Bobbie, what other colors/finishes are in your kitchen? For instance, flooring, countertop, and backsplash? An island color would be pulled from one of those elements. Thank you!

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  24. We are using IRON ORE on our NEW BUILD kitchen island and tall wall oven surround. Besides Alabaster, what other whites coordinate with IRON ORE? Home will have white oak floors, clear cedar ceiling and it already has black marvin windows. THEN – we have to pick ANOTHER white for walls – IT’s ALL OPEN concept = LOVE the Sherwin William colors used by House With The Silver Lining Blog https://thehouseofsilverlining.com/all-the-paint-colors-in-our-home/
    – but wanted to see what you advise also. THANK YOU !!! This is a FULL RE-BUILD and we are ordering cabinets within the next few days. Sharon Cook / I tried going to a design consultant on your website to talk to someone directly but the link didn’t work for me. Feel free to have someone contact me

    Sharon Cook
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      Hi Sharon! Check out these other whites for your space:
      Greek Villa SW 7551
      Ivory Lace SW 7013
      Pearly White SW 7009

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  25. Hi! I have a brick house with a medium charcoal gray roof that also has some brown shingles scattered throughout. The mortar is a light gray. The brick is not a deep red, but more of a textured terra cotta but it is definitely not orange. Maybe a softer brownish red. I am struggling to find a front door color because the house has southern exposure and no overhang on the porch so any undertones are very obvious. I have been looking at grays but realize that most have either blue, green, or purple undertones. I prefer green or blue undertones if there is something that will work. As it gets later in the day the undertones disappear. I am also not sure whether to go in the lower or higher LRV range. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Susan Smith
  26. Hello, I have a small craftsman home. My neighbor just painted their house, which sits about 15 feet from mine–purple (as in Barney purple.) I need to find an exterior color that will not clash. I have (and love ) my bright white trim and porch rails. I don’t want a typical craftsman color and I prefer, blues (almost all) and lighter teal shades, as well as some greens. Endless Seas, Aleutian, and Cloudburst have been some considerations. What do you suggest for a house color (and a door color too?) Thank you!

    Tracey White
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      Hi Tracie, if you want a house color that will not clash with the purple next door, you would want to avoid any family of blue. Greens and teals would be a great choice. Take a look at these options:
      House Door
      SW 6479 Drizzle SW 6489 Really Teal
      SW 6213 Halcyon Green SW 0047 Studio Blue Green
      SW 9128 Green Onyx SW 6181 Secret Garden

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  27. I NEED TO BUY A PAINT FOR MY BATHROOM. I WANT A PAINT THAT WHEN YOU SHOWER THE STEAM WILL NOT STICK TO THE WALLS AND DRIP DOWN. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO BUY. I BUY ALL MY PAINTS FROM YOU. THANK YOU

  28. Need help with exterior paint colors for a 1975 split level in the Pacific NW, surrounded by a canopy of trees (douglas fir, cedar etc)

    Kat Faulkner
  29. We’re building a new house in a country style with large front porch and a galvanized (silver) metal roof. I want the shutters to be black, the front door to be red, and the rest of the house (horizontal Hardie board siding in front and stucco on sides and back) I want to be gray. I was thinking of trying to match, as closely as possible, a gray with the roof, and I was looking at Gossamer Veil, but now I’m thinking perhaps the house should be painted a slightly darker gray to contrast with the roof and the shutters. Any advice, please? Thank you!

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      Hi Lynn! Keep in mind that colors will look one shade lighter when placed outside so Gossamer Veil will read as a white on most houses. You are on the right track with wanting a darker gray than your roof. Your best resource would be the color wall at your local Sherwin Williams store. Ask your builder for a small sample of your roof then bring that into the store to find the closest gray to your roof. After you find the matching gray, select a color 2-3 shades darker in that same family.

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  30. I recently painted my Florida home Charming Pink, I love it…. but I’m now tortured about what color front door?

    Hunter Hampton
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      Hi Hunter! What a fun house color, consider using a pretty spring green or denim blue for your door. Check out these options:
      Blue Green
      Baby Blue Eyes SW 9070 Clary Sage SW 6178
      Leisure Blue SW 6515 Green Onyx SW 9128

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  31. hello,
    we have a gray roof , wondering between summit gray/ dorian gray as mainbody colors for siding. can you pls comment on these 2 colors /recommend any other color

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      Hi there! Dorian Gray SW 7017 is a greige and can read tan in most lighting while Pewter Cast SW 7673 is a “true” gray and will read like a traditional gray in most lighting. Ask your local SW store if you can borrow a fan deck and bring it home. Once you have the fan deck at your home, you can pull a gray from there to complement your roof.

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  32. Hello, I have a single story ranch with high roof pitch. Shingles are Weathered Wood architectural. There is terra cotta brick with lighter shades of terra cotta, very little cream smeared throughout with a little of dusky brownish charcoal bricks here and there. I will be painting all trim and wooden siding all along front porch wall and bay window area under the open carport, also siding on gable ends and a gable above the front porch. I want to paint the trim and wood siding ALL the Same color. I want to keep the house paint as neutral as possible without painting all out white (way too much contrast with the brick). Basically I think an off white will be better than something even as white as Ben Moore White Dove. I looked at SW White Duck and it casts TOO much yellow. I am looking at SW Zurich White but it seems that there is a pinkish undertone that shows at times. SW Creamy is too yellow. I have no foliage shade – lots of bright uninterrupted sunshine. Looking for something no less than 74 LRV and no brighter than 76 LRV. Any suggestions as to what will blend in with terra cotta brick that is sort of a NO COLOR look so as not to throw another “color” into the mix. Thanks for any suggestions.

    Kathy Cook
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      Hi Kathy, for a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real-time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the following link to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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  33. I have a cooper colored metal roof on my ranch home. Option 1 is going with a green color on my siding with a lavender hue for my door. Option 2, I can go with a dark blue, like the featured Endless Sea color, for my siding that would also look good. Although I am unsure of the accent door color in option 2. Do you have any suggestions? I am partial to the option 1 featuring the green. I would be interested in your insight on this matter.

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      Hi Kelli, thanks for contacting Sherwin Williams. For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real-time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the following link to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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    • HI Kelli, go with your green option – it will be so refreshing!
      An earthy sage would keep it from looking too whimsical and who wouldn’t want to enter a lavender door??
      I recently painted my kitchen cabinets in a similar color scheme (light green uppers and custom shade of purple for the lower cabs and copper accents)) and everyday it makes me happy!

  34. Sorry. Copper Colored Roof. Oops.

  35. Attn: People of the World!! Do yourself a massive favor and schedule the free 30 minute consult with a SW rep. I tried the ColorSnap app & wanted to throw my phone. Awful. I went back & forth btw a creamy white with black trim & gray exterior. I didn’t want trendy. I wanted timeless. I spent beaucoup bucks on paint samples that I’ll never use & lost a lot of sleep because I didn’t want to make the wrong choice. Painting an interior room is one thing but the exterior you have to live with. I live in FL & decided against the white bc I didn’t want the maintenance & had my grays narrowed down. FINALLY, I did the consult (massive shoutout to Sedona at SW) decided on Dovetail for the exterior body, Mindful gray for all the trim (didn’t want white due to humidity/mildew) and Gauntlet Gray for my small porch and back deck. Hawthorne semi-transparent stain for the wood columns. I wish I would’ve done the consult sooner. Save your sanity & leave it to the pros. You may think you know paint but undertones and lighting will make or break you. Thanks again, Sedona!…for your help & wisdom & most importantly.. giving me peace of mind.

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      Hi Steph! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with one of our color consultants. Please feel free to reach out to us if you ever need additional assistance!

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  36. Hello S.W.: I need Exterior colors for the following: Stucco, old Wood Trim, Garage Door, and Front Door please. Roof is 30 year old Orangey Terra Cotta Tile, which is close to the same color as the Block Wall surrounding house: driveway and other Metal Gates are All painted URBANE BRONZE. I was thinking of perhaps SHOJI WHITE for the Stucco, and would like a darker (wood) trim and garage door. Front door is recessed, so doesn’t get much light. House is in hot Desert region. Thank you.

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      Hi Gail, For a job of this scope and detail, you would benefit best from a one-on-one virtual consult with one of our designers. You can schedule a “real-time” appointment with a designer when you sign up. This virtual consult will allow the designer to see your space and lighting which would be the best option for your project. Click the following link to get started. https://homeowner.sherwin-williams.com/colorconsult/

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