Coordinating house colors can be confusing. Most houses will use a palette with at least three different colors for siding, trim, and accents. Your local paint store or home supply store can give you sample color charts with suggested color combinations. Or, you can view paint color charts online using the links below.
Please note that colors you see on your computer screen are approximate. Always try a sample of the actual paint before making your final decision. Also, consider using easy, free House Color Visualization Software to view color choices on your house.
Bauhaus architect Le Corbusier is known for designing stark white buildings, but his interiors vibrated with color, ranging from pastels to brights to deep earthen hues. Working for the Swiss company Salubra, Le Corbusier created a series of color chords with cutout viewers that allowed designers to see various combinations. Many years after Le Corbusier's death, his color chords were reproduced in the book Polychromie Architecturale (compare prices). The Swiss firm, kt.COLOR now manufactures reproduction colors from Polychromie Architecturale. More than 120 different mineral pigments are used to reproduce each color, making the Le Corbusier palettes especially rich.
Inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater® Inspired Colors includes Cherokee Red and a dozen other colors found in Wright's famous Fallingwater. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has authenticated the palette. Fallingwater® Inspired Colors are part of the Voice of Color® Collection by Pittsburgh® Paints.
Find color charts, color combinations, and paint color formulas for more than 100,000 paint colors from over 100 paint manufacturers. Read articles about paint color choices and ask questions about selecting paint color. Order paint color fan decks, Benjamin Moore brand paints, or sample-sized "mini" cans of Benjamin Moore paint tinted to any color from any brand paint manufacturer.
This online database will let you view thousands of colors from major paint manufacturers like Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and many others. Click on a manufacturer's name to view color chips and popular color combinations online, or download free trial paint color software with free paint color palettes.
California Paints worked with Historic New England (formerly SPNEAU) to create a palette of colors from America's past. Colors are grouped according to historic period and architectural style.
Choose colors from Valspar color palettes, then select from a library of photos to see how your chosen colors look on rooms and houses. Also find recommended color palettes for various house styles.
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KILZ® is known for manufacturing stain-covering primers, and they claim that their Casual Color paints also provide great hiding properties. If you use a roller and choose a color from the KILZ palette, you shouldn't need to apply a second coat. (Although you may still need to use a primer.) KILZ Casual Colors paint is sold at WalMart stores.