The best masonry and exterior paint colours
Spring’s approaching so let the following activities commence: outdoor dining, garden or balcony workouts, absolutely anything green-fingered, and general sprucing up of your great outdoors. Whether that's repainting your front door or giving your home exterior a fresh lick of paint, we’ve got you covered.Coming right up is all you need to know about how to pick the best exterior paint colour for your home out of our brand-new palette of 13 masonry and exterior paint colours. Overalls on and brushes at the ready if you please!
Things to consider when choosing the best masonry & exterior paint colours
What’s the plan? Are you thinking of going big and painting the entire exterior of your home? Or does your home simply need a bit of TLC (and if you’re wondering what this masonry malarky’s all about, read up on what different paint jargon mean and types of paint and when to use them).
Before you jump in and run towards the colour you love the most, it’s worth mulling over your whole exterior colour palette. What colour is your roof? Are your windows already painted, and if so, do you want your front door to match or contrast? Is your home listed and needs to follow certain restrictions? And how can you create a sense of flow from indoors-out through your colour choices?
Our Lead Colour Specialist Tash says: “When painting exterior garden walls, consider them as an extension of the rooms you are in. Does the colour palette in your garden work with the one in your kitchen that looks onto the garden?”
Grey masonry & exterior paint
Just like indoors, grey masonry paint is soft, elegant and will help your home blend into its surroundings whether you live in a city (aka, a grey concrete jungle) or a pretty pastel landscape in the country. Painting your exterior grey won’t command attention, but if you fancy an element or two (like your front door or window sills) having more depth, go for our darkest grey exterior paint, Grey 08.
White masonry & exterior paint
Just like pale grey, white masonry paint is safe ground that won’t cause a stir. That is, unless you happen to live on a street where everyone’s gone for dark-painted houses and you’ve decided to be the white sheep of the flock – then white will really stand out. Certain colours can make your home appear bigger or smaller, and white-painted houses will give the illusion of more height and space.
Black masonry & exterior paint
There’s no question that if you decide on black masonry paint, you’re ready to make a statement. A black house is a rare find. They look cool, they look classy, they look confident, especially when it’s a townhouse or contemporary apartment block.
Our black exterior paint: Black 01 black masonry paint