Crank Up Your Curb Appeal

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Become the envy of your neighborhood with these simple tips to enhance your home’s exterior, courtesy of our color expert, Sue Wadden.


Your best color resource might be right next door. Go for a walk in your neighborhood and take note of what you like about nearby homes. Anything from color schemes to accents can be used as the starting point for your own exterior makeover.

Nearby homes SW 2810 Rockwood Sash Green SW 6187 Rosemary SW 7601 Dockside Blue
ColorSnap Visualizer apps on different devices

Invite Inspiration

Design resources are EVERYWHERE! Magazines, nearby homes and websites such as Pinterest will help you identify what color schemes you gravitate toward. Once you have some selections in mind, let Sherwin-Williams and the ColorSnap Visualizer® help you finish the job.

ColorSnap Visualizer

Create the Perfect Palette

Armed with your inspiration, now it’s time to start building your exterior color palette. Think in terms of color pairs. For example, coordinating a dark siding color with white trim creates strong contrast, leaving room for accent colors to be used in other areas like shutters or doors. If you have a neutral siding and trim palette, a boldly-colored front door will make a statement. And remember, to create color harmony for your home, keep your exterior palette between four to five colors.

Row of houses SW 9140 Blustery Sky SW 7695 Mesa Tan SW 2802 Rookwood Red SW 9071 Dyer's Woad

Give Your Front Door a Facelift

Looking for a quick way to renew your exterior? Giving your front door a makeover is the fastest way to freshen things up. With Sherwin-Williams SnapDry™ Interior/Exterior Semi-Gloss Waterbased Door and Trim paint, your front door can look like new in just one hour!

Front door SW 7034 Status Bronze SW 7036 Accessible Beige
Blue wall with window

Start with a Sample

Be confident in your color choice. Once you've selected the perfect color, try it out with Sherwin-Williams Color to Go® samples. We recommend testing a 24" x 36" area of your exterior, which will show you how the color looks throughout the day.

Color To Go

Accessorize Your Home's Exterior

Front porches and steps offer great opportunities to enhance your home's facade. Flowers and decorative planters can help bring in splashes of color, and accessories like benches and outdoor rugs can turn your front porch into an inviting sitting area. Check out websites like Pinterest for inspiration that you can use to highlight your home.

Front porch SW 7618 Deep Sea Dive