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Exterior Colour Collection

Choosing Exterior Paint Colours 

Starting an exterior painting or staining project?

The typical exterior painting project aims to freshen up or can be attributed to a regular maintenance cycle for exterior surfaces. In the early planning stages for an exterior painting or staining project, it's important to step back from the structure that is being re-finishes and consider the environmental surroundings and more permanent architectural features that may not be changing, such as roofing and drainage systems. The doors, siding, trim and other architectural features may be painted, but other surfaces may not. So, once you have an idea of what is and what is not going to be painted, then you have a good starting point for colour selection.


Consider the details

As you consider the areas to be painted, think also about the areas or surfaces that you would like to emphasize or de-emphasize. Perhaps the front door has great architectural details that you would like emphasized, so use a bolder colour to draw attention to the door. If there are surfaces that you would like to de-emphasize, such as downspouts or eaves-troughs, consider painting them the same colour as the siding or the most dominant colour in the combination. That way, the eye would be drawn to them more architecturally interesting features of the exterior, such as doors or windows.


Selecting colours

Now that you know which surfaces are not going to be painted, determine a single colour that will be included in a colour combination. That colour could be an off-white that represents the downspouts and eaves-troughs that may not be painted. From that single colour, identity the various colour combinations inside this collection that most resemble your starting colour. From there, we have provided some possible colour combinations that will ensure colour harmony.

A typical colour combination has three colours: one colour for the more dominant or large surface area, such as siding, one colour for trim or architectural details, and a third for accents, such as doors and shutters.


EX001
Fieldstone
EX002
Universal White
EX003
Greyed Beige
EX007
New Vellum
EX008
Worn Leather
EX009
Espresso
EX013
Grout
EX014
Timeless Taupe
EX015
A Little Faded
EX019
Torn Parchment
EX020
Baja
EX021
The Fort
EX004
Grindstone
EX005
Blanca
EX006
Natural
EX010
Rodeo
EX011
A Drop of Brown
EX012
Fresh Cocoa
EX016
Harvest
EX017
Calm Before The Storm
EX018
Arabica
EX022
A Drop of Black
EX023
Ash
EX024
Ebony
EX025
Charred Coal
EX026
Soft Silver
EX027
Baked Clay
EX031
Ground Sage
EX032
Understorey
EX033
True North
EX037
Frost
EX038
Overcast
EX039
Basalt
EX043
Desert Haze
EX044
Spinning Clay
EX045
Open Water
EX028
Driftwood
EX029
River Rock
EX030
Red Brick
EX034
Castle
EX035
Navajo White
EX036
Coffee Berry
EX040
Estate
EX041
Drifting Snow
EX042
Heritage Blue
EX046
Cameo
EX047
Evergreen
EX048
North Shore
EX049
Medallion
EX050
Thunderhead
EX051
Salish Sea
EX055
Fern
EX056
Caper
EX057
Ancient Mist
EX061
Pistachio
EX062
White Pumpkin
EX063
Great Plains
EX067
Autumn Harvest
EX068
Fedora
EX069
Wicker
EX052
Cadet
EX053
Winter White
EX054
Clear Grey
EX058
Rain Forest
EX059
Rockies
EX060
White Water
EX064
Summerfallow
EX065
Classic White
EX066
Truffle
EX070
Burlywood
EX071
Earl Grey
EX072
Dune
EX073
Raw Clay
EX074
Rattan
EX075
Conifer
EX079
Mud Bath
EX080
Ivory Silk
EX081
Cocoa Powder
EX085
Green Slate
EX086
Tonic
EX087
Kettle Valley
EX091
Dried Leaf
EX092
Soot
EX093
Gypsum
EX076
Oakanagan Hills
EX077
Artisan White
EX078
Stone Mill
EX082
Weathered Cedar
EX083
Standard White
EX084
Hoodoos
EX088
Rolling Hills
EX089
Bullrush
EX090
Chateau
EX094
Antique Brass
EX095
Peppercorn
EX096
Braided Wool