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The Future of Home Building and Residential Construction


One of the biggest impact details a homeowner should keep in mind is the visual exterior of their home. Curb appeal plays a huge role in a home’s value, identity, and community integration – not to mention a pivotal factor in maintaining the type of ‘welcome home’ comfort that makes an individual feel at ease in their own abode.

However, maintaining a beautiful, interesting exterior goes far beyond painting your house a color you like. Change, renovation, and renewal of house’s exterior is so important to keeping a home feeling fresh and presentable.

Interested in updating your home’s exterior so that it feels alive again? Then take a look at this list of trending exterior house colors for 2021. You might just be surprised at what color choice speaks out to you!

1. Linen


Conjuring a classic look with a strong neutral tone, such as beige, can transform your home’s exterior into something sharp and exciting. When working with this trending exterior house color, the most impactful applications are those that feature bold, contrasting colors used as visual outlining.

For example, frame rich beige siding with crisp white soffit, gutters and corner strips. The roof is another great area that can be used to offset beige siding, too.

2. Gray Heron

Gray Heron

If you prefer the look of earthy tones and natural aesthetics, green can be an excellent choice for your 2021 exterior remodeling project. Soaring in popularity this year, Gray Heron works very well when partnered with dark gray and cream colors. Unlike beige, pure white isn’t the best choice to pair with this unique hue, so opt for muted variations.

3. Caramelized Pears

Caramelized Pears

For a more ‘main street’ look, commit to bright yellow siding outlined with crisp white window panes. This color combination incites a youthful ambiance that many find endearing and joyful. Versatile shades of gray or brown often work very well as roofing colors that help showcase the bright yellow siding.

4. Flagstone


Not your average gray, this shade features a light blue tone, which makes all the difference. As one of the top choices for trending exterior house colors in 2021, Flagstone communicates a coastal theme that remains refined. Apply stormy gray in juxtaposition with crisp white or charcoal detailing. For a truly coordinated look, use all three of these colors together for a striking presentation that will surely elevate curb appeal.

5. Autumn Red

Autumn Red

Like some of the other colors that possess visual strength, smoky red is best managed when capped by crisp white detailing along window panes, corner panels, eaves, and porch railing. As somewhat of a wild card, when you find the perfect tone to complement smoky red paneling, the result is beautiful and leaves an impression on viewers.

6. Snow


Endlessly optimistic, fresh, and just a pinch heavenly, an opal exterior can truly capture the spirit of a house that is home to love, family, and tranquility. Light colored roofing is a prime choice for Snow siding, and crisp white and red detailing fit right along in this airy scene, too. If you’re looking for extra accent pieces, add a pop of red detailing with front porch cushions, the doorway, or a few intentionally selected plants.

7. Red Rock Falls

Red Rock Falls

Another great choice for exterior upgrades this year is bright clay colored siding. When presented side-by-side with warmer brown colors, Red Rock Falls transforms from a bright, childish color to a more mature, sophisticated palette. The key here is to strike the right balance with this color. Tone down this color by using it in combination with warmer hues.

8. Earth Tone Combo

Earth Tone Combo

One of the more unexpected trending exterior house colors of 2021 consists of a two-toned combo. Earth tones, such as green and brown, are gaining in popularity this season. How do you pull off the earth tones combo successfully? A lot of trial and error may be involved, but a good place to start is by segmenting the exterior into geometric sections that appear balanced. If your home has a vertical feature, all the better, as this can help pull the look together and provide visual harmony between the two-toned appearance.

9. Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue

Back in action this year is a color that hasn’t shown up for quite a while: Pacific Blue. Cheerful and fresh in its return to the market and quickly becoming one of the fastest trending exterior house colors of 2021, blue strikes just the right energy when paired with crisp white edging and dark colored roofing. Looking to renovate your home’s outer appearance by trying something new? Give one of these trending 2021 Allura Fiber Cement Siding colors a try, and you’ll be sure to upgrade your home’s curb appeal in no time.

Check out these other innovative home exterior designs in our gallery, or find out what other exterior trends we’re predicting for the year.