Quick Guide to Selecting Mid Century Modern Colors for Exterior Paint

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Green and yellow color scheme, Mid-Century Modern color design

Choosing exterior paint colors for your home can be complicated. Mid-century Modern style is a great inspiration for all who are looking for bright and elegant paint color schemes. As Mid-century Modern home design influence decorating choices today, Lushome is showing a straightforward method of selecting body, trim, and accent colors for exterior house painting.

The Mid-Century Modern style is elegantly simple, comfortable and relaxing, but vivid paint colors for bright details give the homes their distinct, energetic, and modern look. The exterior colors range from medium-dark cold pastels and warm brownish shades to bright warm and cool paint colors of the 1950s and 60s. Earthy and neutral color tones look sophisticated in combination with light or dark trims and bright, eye-catching accents.

Vintage book page showing original paint colors

Exterior paint color schemes

Wisely chosen paint colors for house exteriors highlight the elegant simplicity of the boxy homes and flat surfaces of the past era and offer an excellent way to create beautiful color combinations for modern homes.

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Bright exterior paint colors

Screen blocks decorating Mid-Century Modern homes

The retro styles call for quiet and bold color combinations. Mid-century Modern colors include everything from the pink pastels, earthy, brownish and grayish tones to fabulous turquoise,  brilliant marine blue color, fresh and playful lime, orange and salmon pink. Peaceful colors include neutral tones, calming pastels, off-whites. Pink Magnolia, grayish blue, dark gray and sandy brown colors are just a few examples.

1. Select a body color

Original house exterior paint colors

You have many options to design a beautiful exterior paint color scheme. The Mid-century Modern style calls for a peaceful body paint color and bold details. Rich and bright colors are perfect for front doors and attractive architectural features. Warm accents look beautiful with neutral color tones, cool purplish and greenish hues, and cool paint colors balance warm house exterior painting design.

2. Choose one of original accent colors

Original Eichler paint color palette

Original Eichler colors for accents include: Black Forest (purplish gray color tone), Eucalyptus (grayish green color), Storm (dark to medium gray color), Black Bark (dark brown color), Seal Brown (medium brown color shade), Paprika (reddish orange), Pumpkin (bright orange), Sunflower (yellow), Turquoise (greenish hue).

3. Consider saturated and light hues

Light paint color palette
Rich paint color palette

4. Select a trim color

How to choose body paint, trim and accent colors

Over the time, many beautiful hues enhanced the color design of Mid-Century Modern homes. Here are house exterior paint colors for all who prefer light or dark painting ideas.

5. Look at traditional Mid-Century Modern colors

Favorite paint colors for Mid-Century Modern exteriors

6. Add bold accents

Bright accent paint colors for Mid-Century Modern homes
Eichler house exterior design in white and gray with orange accents
Green and yellow color scheme, Mid-Century Modern color design
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Light yellow paint color for accent walls
Yellow accent wall, low roof house exterior, retro car in blue

  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 28.09.2017



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