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How to Choose the Perfect Exterior Color for Your Home


We ask our panel of experts for their opinions on what to consider. 

“Some big things to consider are how it’s going to complement the other details of the home, and its relationship to the surrounding street(s) and landscape. … White Heron by Benjamin Moore is a current favorite because it feels a little warm (not stark white that makes you want to go blind if driving towards it in the light) but sophisticated and modern at the same time.”

— Nina Isabella of Nina Styling & Interiors, Rhinebeck

“We’re seeing at most a two-color system: one color on trim, doors, and shutters, and one color for siding. More recently, we have seen a push toward a more monochromatic look, where siding and trim are the same color but different finishes — with the front door painted as a feature item. Our color and finish preferences are in the Fine Paints of Europe line.”

— Peter J. Finglas of Finglas Painting, Inc., Croton-on-Hudson

“I chose Benjamin Moore’s Winchester Sage, a green tone. Kim [Williams] was torn, so she chose two — Lemon Glow is a yellow and Caliente is a red. Interestingly, Caliente is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year!”

— Andrew Jozefowicz of Williams Lumber & Home, Hyde Park and seven other locations

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