Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Blue Houses
A traditional color for every style from Colonial to Queen Anne to Craftman, blue can be stylish on any block
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.
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.
Get the before-and-after story on this lakeside property's transformation.
Spruce-blue shingles on this coastal home suggest waves, and white filigree work on roofpeaks and a widow's walk, whitecaps.
Read about the history of this home, which is located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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.
Learn more about this property located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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.
Get background on Smyrna, Delaware, where this home is located.
A medium sky blue makes this wraparound porch's pierced railing pop.
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.