Choosing colours for your home is a significant decision. For the exterior, it’s a challenge to balance timeless design alongside fresh and inviting trends that boost both curb appeal and your property value. Indoors, you want colours to suit your every mood and evoke a sense of home.
Fortunately, there are plenty of emerging and existing styles that are here to stay. Here are few on-trend ideas to help guide you to the perfect colour scheme – inside and out.
Warmer, earthier hues inspired by nature are making a major comeback without looking dated. Think undertones of deep yellow, rich brown, creamy white and olive green, or sage. These outdoorsy tints add a lush finish and will instantly elevate your home’s aesthetic whether on your exterior or in your kitchen.
Black or white
Even as natural hues trend, the crisp look of a white or black home isn’t going anywhere. Both create a high-end, ultra-modern statement to accentuate contemporary architecture or play off more classic features of your home. For the interior, black accents, hardware, and appliances are all safe and sophisticated choices.
A beautifully stark contrast between cladding and trims remains classically cool, but a new spin on the trend takes it further. Contrasting colours on different areas of the structure, such as the first and second storey or porch entry and garage, add visual interest and drama without feeling overly sterile or too busy.
Making a statement with blocks of colour indoors is likewise, a happening thing. It allows you to play with bold colours and design while keeping clean, modern lines.
At the same time, more homeowners are opting for multiple tints or shades of one core colour for a more subtle exterior façade. This could be deep bluish-grey stone veneer walls with a softer blue garage, and bright blue pop on the window frames or front door. The same applies inside as well, with walls, cabinetry and backsplashes adopting variations on a colour. This is a great way to honour classic silhouettes or historical features while also having some fun.
Using Shouldice Stone on your exterior or for interior accents lets you adopt any of these looks. The stone veneer offers a wide range of colour profiles for each stone style, including many varieties for our popular Strata Brick Smooth.
But you don’t have to limit your options or follow these trends. With Shouldice, you can completely customize the colouring of stone veneer features like fireplace surround or porch pillars or exterior walls to achieve your ideal vision.
Check out our project gallery to see different styles and colours of residential and architectural stone in action, or try them out on your own design with our visualizer.