How to Create a Traditional Exterior

 

 

Dulux
Lime White

Colourbond
Classic Cream
Colourbond
Paperbark
Dulux
York Stone
Dulux
Self-Destruct
Haymes
Silver Screen
Haymes
Eureka


When creating a traditional exterior colour scheme, you don’t always have to choose heritage red & green.  You can still create a traditional exterior using earthy tones without having to choose bold colours.  Many prefer these earthy tones as it still keeps with the traditional exterior, but is more timeless & often more pleasant on the eye.  Plus, you can then add colour with the garden & landscape design, or like in the photo, chose a bold statement colour in gloss for the front door.

If wanting to keep the colour scheme traditional, think creams, beiges, stones and earthy tones.  If wanting to add grey into the scheme, make sure you choose warm greys, especially if you have any cream elements you need to work with (eg. windows etc).  Also think contrasting colour schemes so you can still highlight some of the traditional features.  You can still create contrast with similar tones but different strengths of colour, so you don’t always have to introduce a completely different colour for contrast.  When looking at colour schemes, try to stick to 2-3 colours as this will be enough to create interest & highlight certain features without looking too busy.  It’s good to use one of the colours for walls & one for framing & highlighting features.

If you need some help getting started, our Dulux Premium Exterior Painting Kit is great value.