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Craftsman Homes Take Particular Paint Colors

Design Trends

Choosing an exterior paint color for you home is a big decision. You want to ensure that the color you choose will stand the test of time, highlight your house's best features, and fit the overall design of the home. A good place to start when choosing a color is classic shades associated with the home's design style. Many styles have colors that are traditionally used and accentuate the home's architectural features.

Understanding color in design is essential when choosing a paint color for your Craftsman home. The Craftsman design is iconic and requires a color palette that features exposed rafter tails, low pitched roofs, and deep porches. Many traditional Craftsman homes are painted in a variety of earth tones that play up the home's classic lines. Some of our favorite color combinations for Craftsman homes include:

A rich terra cotta color on the siding with creamy white trim that highlights a red brick fireplace.

Warm yellow on the siding with deep green and brick red accents on the dormers, window frames, and front porch columns.

A soft sage on the home's body that matches perfectly with sunny yellow accents on the front porch rails, the pergola, and trim.

Dunn Edwards is proud to be your trusted paint and color resource. Visit us online at to learn more about choosing the perfect color paint and understanding color in design.