diversity of plants and flowers planted in a dramatic entry garden in front a blue house
Photo: John Gruen

All for Blue

Feeling blue? Go ahead and put it right out there—on your house. The color usually appears in one of its more somber versions on exteriors, where it can almost act as a neutral in its grayer tones. But more diminutive homes just may be able to get away with a brighter blast of blue. Here, a look at some successful uses of the cool color on the outside of homes around the country.

Shown: This 1860 house boasts a deep blue color that complements the lush garden. See more on the design of this home.
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