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.
The stormy hue that graces this Second Empire home’s stucco exterior is period-perfect.
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Turquoise Meets Aqua
Pint-sized properties can handle shout-out-loud color combinations. Here, a lakeside cottage flaunts turquoise and aqua. Its shady location and plenty of white paint also help keep the effect in check.
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Spruce-blue shingles on this coastal home suggest waves, and white filigree work on roofpeaks and a widow’s walk, whitecaps.
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Lush hanging baskets of purple blooms bring out the blue in this pewter-colored house.
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Aqua graces shutters, roof brackets, and the porch’s ceiling make this home Bahamas bright.
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Marine blue shutters grace this Greek Revival’s pale gray clapboards.
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Bluestone-colored woodwork suits the heft of this stone late Victorian-era house.
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Gray-blue shutters set off weathered red brick and a handsome double porch.
Learn more about this Phillipsburg, New Jersey property.
Pretty Powder Blue
Salmon, a shade of orange, which is opposite from blue on the color wheel, works beautifully on this powder-blue house when applied judiciously to cream-colored trim.
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Midnight clapboards and trim form a foil for this house’s cream-colored window frames and stonework.
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Don’t stop at the shutters: Swipes of Persian blue on top of the arched entryway and roof brackets emphasize what’s special about this house’s architecture.
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A medium sky blue makes this wraparound porch’s pierced railing pop.
Wood siding in green-tinged blue highlights a bright-red door.
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Minute touches of bright turquoise and dusky violet on top of white give this Victorian’s ornate woodwork jazzy rhythm.
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The unique blue-gray color of chosen for the rendering of an upgrade to this Folk Victorian home’s exterior give it character and a fresh feel.
See the photoshop redo of this home’s design.
Sweet Baby Blue
Baby blue showcases the beauty of this 1887 Queen Anne’s octagonal tower.
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Cedar clapboards in the perfect hue of gray-blue make this Colonial-era home maintain traditional while standing out from the crowd.
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