Home Exterior Color Trends: Go For The Gold

A slightly softened gold is emerging as an important color as we move into 2016 and it is a perfect color to use with gray as an accent color or main on a home exterior.

Gold gleams against DaVinci Slate

For the past few years warm gray has been thought of as the “new brown” but it is really more than just a replacement for brown. Besides do we really need to replace brown? I don’t think so.

Gray is a timeless color that blends with most exterior home materials. A beautiful neutral color like gray can set the stage for creating a cohesive color scheme for your home exterior. Choose from light, dark or medium gray depending on the style of your home and the look you want. Light gray is an alternative to white or off-white as a choice for trim color against deeper gray or other toned down colors. 

Dulux Paint named Cherished Gold as their 2016 Color of the Year. In announcing this as their top color for next year they had this to say about Cherished Gold,  “Still bright enough to attract attention while also subtly referring to the past and the color of the earth, it also combines well with other tones.” 

Gold looks lively with DaVinci Shake

Sherwin-Williams included Different Gold in their color trends forecast for 2016 saying it is a color the connects generations and is soulfully vintage.

Now getting back to brown. Your home will just about reach out and hug you when you mix the characteristics of gold with the warmth of a brown tone DaVinci shake. Who wants to come home to a home that feels like a warm hug? Everyone! That is why this combination remains a favorite and brown will never go out of style.